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Pt. 1. The texts of the conjure stories. The goophered grapevine -- Po' Sandy -- The conjurer's revenge -- Dave's neckliss -- A deep sleeper -- Lonesome Ben -- The dumb witness -- A victim of heredity; or why the darkey loves chicken -- The gray wolf's ha'nt -- Mars Jeems's nightmare -- Sis' Becky's pickaninny -- Tobe's tribulations -- Hot-foot Hannibal -- The marked tree (illustrated by Yolande Du Bois) -- Pt. 2. Contexts. Map : the terrain of Chestnutt's conjure tales -- Map : Julius's neighborhood in Chestnutt's conjure tales -- The terrain of Chesnutt's conjure tales / Sarah Ingle -- Photograph : market house and town hall, Fayetteville, North Carolina -- From his journal, spring 1880 [why could not a colored man... write a far better book about the south?] [I think I must write a book] / Charles W. Chesnutt -- [Voudooism in Missouri] / William Wells Brown -- The sad fate of Mr. Fox / Joel Chandler Harris -- The transformation of Daphne into a laurel / Ovid -- Letters to Albion W. Tourgée and George Washington Cable, to Tourgée, Sept. 26, 1889, to Cable, March 29, 1890, to cable, June 13, 1890 / Charles W. Chesnutt -- Original cover of the conjure woman -- The deserted plantation (illustrated by the Hampton Institute Camera Club) / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Superstitions and folk-lore of the south, the free colored people of North Carolina, adaptation of "the dumb witness," the negro in art : how shall he be portrayed?, post-bellum -- pre-harlem / Charles W. Chesnutt Pt. 3. Criticism. Critical notices of the conjure woman -- Mr. Charles W. Chesnutt's stories / William Dean Howells -- [Fiction with a firm sense of art] / Benjamin Brawley -- Chesnutt and Walter Hines Page / Helen M. Chesnutt -- [Black magic, audience and belief] / Robert Hemenway -- [A critique of the plantation legend] / William L. Andrews -- [The cycle of the first four stories] / Robert B. Stepto -- [Julius's ex-slave narrative] / John Edgar Wideman -- Reason, property, and modern metamorphoses] / Werner Sollors -- [Chesnutt's revision of Uncle Remus] / Eric J. Sundquist -- [Chesnutt's negotiation with the dominant literary culture] / Richard H. Brodhead -- Conjuring the conjugal : Chesnutt's scenes from marriage / Candace J. Waid -- [Black humor in the conjure stories] / Glenda Carpio -- Charles W. Chesnutt : a chronology.
Table of Contents for: The conjure stories : authoritative text