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THE MARROW OF TRADITION

by | Read by Michael Collins

Historical Fiction • 3.5 hrs. • Abridged • © 2001

Chesnutt, one of the most important African-American writers of the nineteenth century, tells a complex tale of race, injustice, and passion. His style is elaborate; Chesnutt sometimes writes in the formal cadences of the Victorian novel and sometimes in a range of heavy Southern dialects. However, Michael Collins masters all dialects and makes characters as disparate as white trash Captain McBain and Jane, the aged black servant, live with equal facility. A few sound effects, such as period music and crowd sounds during the riot at the book's climax, contribute to give the impression that Collins is performing the book rather than simply reading it. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 02]

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Book pak • MasterBuy AudioBooks • 2002

CS ISBN 0964559307 $24.95 • Three cassettes

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