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Nella Larsen

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Nella Larsen (1891-1964) was the author of two novels and several short stories. She received a Guggenheim fellowship to write a third novel in 1930 but, unable to find a publisher for it, she disappeared from the literary scene and worked as a nurse.

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The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen
Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories
Written by Nella Larsen
Edited by Charles Larson
Foreword by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen
Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories
Written by Nella Larsen
Edited by Charles Larson
Foreword by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 6, 2001
Price: $15.95

Nella Larsen's subject is the struggle of sensitive, spirited heroines to find a place for themselves in a hostile world. Passing is the story of a light-skinned beauty who, after spending years passing for white, finds herself dangerously drawn to an old friend's Harlem neighborhood. In Quicksand, a restless young mulatto... Read more >
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Passing

Written by Nella Larsen
Foreword by Mae Henderson
Introduction by Ntozake Shange


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 28, 2002
Price: $12.00

First published to critical acclaim in 1929, Passing firmly established Nella Larsen's prominence among women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. The Modern Library is proud to present Passing—an electrifying story of two women who cross the color line in 1920s New York—together with a new Introduction by the Obie Award- winning... Read more >
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Passing

Written by Nella Larsen
Foreword by Mae Henderson
Introduction by Ntozake Shange


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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