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Passing

Passing

Larsen, Nella
Bernard, Emily
Davis, Thadious M.

Paperback

Series: Penguin Classics

Classic FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction

Publisher Price: $14.00

ISBN10: 0142437271
ISBN13: 9780142437278
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: Feb 4 2003
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.28
Height: 0.39 Width: 5.10 Depth: 7.72
Language: English
Nella Larsen's powerful, thrilling, and tragic tale about the fluidity of racial identity that continues to resonate today. A New York Times Editors' Choice. Now a major motion picture starring Tessa Thompson and Alexander SkarsgÄrd

Clare Kendry is living on the edge. Light-skinned, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a racist white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past after deciding to pass as a white woman. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, and is simultaneously allured and repelled by Clare's risky decision to engage in racial masquerade for personal and societal gain. After frequenting African American-centric gatherings together in Harlem, Clare's interest in Irene turns into a homoerotic longing for Irene's black identity that she abandoned and can never embrace again, and she is forced to grapple with her decision to pass for white in a way that is both tragic and telling. This edition features a new introduction by Emily Bernard and notes by Thadious M. Davis.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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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