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Passing

Larsen, Nella

(Book - 2003)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Nella Larsen's remarkably candid exploration of shifting racial and sexual boundaries Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. Fair, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, but refuses to acknowledge the racism that continues to constrict her family's happiness. A chance encounter forces both women to confront the lies they have told others-and the secret fears they have buried within themselves. First published in 1929, . This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by Larsen biographer Thadious M. Davis. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2003
ISBN: 0142437271
9780142437278
Branch Call Number: FICTION LARSEN 2003
Characteristics: xxxv, 122 p. ;,20 cm

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Dec 13, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An important novel of the Harlem Renaissance. Also see the book and film "Imitation of Life," which explores a similar subject (a light-skinned black character "passing" as white).

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