The Short Stories of Frank Yerby

The Short Stories of Frank Yerby


  • Author : Veronica T. Watson
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2020-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781496828552


The Short Stories of Frank Yerby Book Description :

Frank Yerby’s first novel, The Foxes of Harrow, established him as a writer and launched a forty-nine-year career in which he published thirty-three novels. He also became the first African American writer to sell more than a million copies of his work and to have a book adapted into a movie by a Hollywood studio. He garnered legions of loyal fans of his writing. Yet, few know that Yerby began his writing career with the publication of a short story in his school newspaper in 1936, the first of nine stories he would publish in the 1930s and ’40s. Most stories appeared in small journals and magazines and were largely forgotten once he started writing novels. This groundbreaking collection gives readers access to an intriguingly diverse selection o...

Abandoning the Black Hero

Abandoning the Black Hero


  • Author : John C. Charles
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780813554341


Abandoning the Black Hero Book Description :

Abandoning the Black Hero is the first book to examine the postwar African American white-life novel—novels with white protagonists written by African Americans. These fascinating works have been understudied despite having been written by such defining figures in the tradition as Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Ann Petry, and Chester Himes, as well as lesser known but formerly best-selling authors Willard Motley and Frank Yerby. John C. Charles argues that these fictions have been overlooked because they deviate from two critical suppositions: that black literature is always about black life and that when it represents whiteness, it must attack white supremacy. The authors are, however, quite sympathetic in the treatment of thei...

Floodtide

Floodtide


  • Author : Frank Yerby
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-11
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 035337461X


Floodtide Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservat...

Pride s Castle
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Pride s Castle


  • Author : Frank Yerby
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1949
  • Genre: American literature
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  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105003963670


Pride s Castle Book Description :

Rise and fall of a New York Robber Baron....

The Devil s Laughter

The Devil s Laughter


  • Author : Frank Yerby
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:283712142


The Devil s Laughter Book Description :

As a lawyer, orator and journalist he was a dangerous man to those of the decadent nobility who sought to squash the aspirations of their less fortunate countrymen. As a lover, he knew with too much intimacy various ladies of the royal society. Lucienne knew him as a passionate beast, well-suited to her unbridled desires. Nicole thought him the very ideal of love, a man from heaven itself. Fleurette loved him for his towering stature, as a human symbol of goodness and strength. A novel set during the French Revolution....

Gillian

Gillian


  • Author : Frank Yerby
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: Alabama
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  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:768490008


Gillian Book Description :

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