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The Resource Passing, Nella Larsen

Passing, Nella Larsen

Label
Passing
Title
Passing
Statement of responsibility
Nella Larsen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen (1891-1964) was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance who wrote two novels and a few short stories. Though her literary output was scant, what she wrote earned her recognition by her contemporaries and by present-day critics. In Passing, Larsen tells the story of Clare and Irene, two childhood friends. They lost touch when Clare's father died and she moved in with two white aunts. By hiding that Clare was part-black, they allowed her to 'pass' as a white woman and marry a white racist. Irene lives in Harlem, commits herself to racial uplift, and marries a black doctor. The novel centers on the meeting of the two childhood friends later in life, and the unfolding of events as each woman is fascinated and seduced by the other's daring lifestyle. The novel traces a tragic path as Irene becomes paranoid that her husband is having an affair with Clare"--Back cover
Cataloging source
IND
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larsen, Nella
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3523.A7225
LC item number
P37 2010
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Racially mixed people
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Female friendship
  • Human skin color
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Married women
  • African American women
  • Female friendship
  • Human skin color
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Married women
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Racially mixed people
  • New York (State)
Label
Passing, Nella Larsen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York ; London : Alfred A. Knopf, 1929
  • Possibly a facsimile reprint of 1929 ed
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn774716375
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781434407634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)774716375
Label
Passing, Nella Larsen
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York ; London : Alfred A. Knopf, 1929
  • Possibly a facsimile reprint of 1929 ed
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn774716375
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781434407634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)774716375

Library Locations

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