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Metaxas, Eric, Harris, Joel Chandler

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ISBN 10: 1591977614 ISBN 13: 9781591977612

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Item Description: Spotlight, 2005. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP46728612

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Metaxas, Eric, Harris, Joel Chandler

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Item Description: Spotlight, 2005. Book Condition: Fair. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP90630284

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Metaxas, Eric, Harris, Joel Chandler

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Item Description: Spotlight, 2005. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP68010031

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Eric Metaxas, Joel Chandler Harris

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Item Description: Spotlight (MN). Library Binding. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2511847463

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Metaxas, Eric; Harris, Joel Chandler

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Item Description: Spotlight (MN). Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G1591977614I3N10

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Harris, Joel Chandler

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Item Description: Creation Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002119700

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Joel Chandler Harris

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Item Description: Creation Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 9781840680201 Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9781840680201

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Joel Chandler Harris

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Item Description: Creation Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Tar Baby: Tales of Brer Rabbit (Creation Classics Portable) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9781840680201

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Joel Chandler Harris

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Item Description: CREATION BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 170 x 121 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The casual publication in 1877 of The Tar Baby, by Joel Chandler Harris found Harris his literary vocation. In the following years he developed his own plantation mythology in a series of volumes, narrated by Uncle Remus telling colloquial tales of the wily hero Brer Rabbit and his clashes with the villain Brer Fox. Tar Baby is a collection of some of the finest of these often surreal and grotesque stories, and is presented as a classic of American literature for both adult readers and children of all ages. Bookseller Inventory # AAT9781840680201

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Harris, Joel Chandler:Parks, Van Dyke

Published by Harcourt Childrens Books, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. (1987)

ISBN 10: 0152413529 ISBN 13: 9780152413521

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Item Description: Harcourt Childrens Books, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Barry Moser (illustrator). First Edition. Oversized hardcover, ex-library. Harcourt Brace Jovanvich, 1987, first. In very good condition, usual library markings and one page has some soiling at bottom. Wonderful illustrations! Includes: Brer Rabbit, He's a Good Fisherman, The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story, How Brer Weasell Was Caught, Brer Rabbit and the Mosquitoes, Brer Rabbit's Courtship. Got the NY TImes best illustrated children's book award and Redbook's children's picturebook award. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 012782

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Joel Chandler Harris

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Item Description: Creation Books. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Tar Baby: Tales of Brer Rabbit, Joel Chandler Harris. Bookseller Inventory # B9781840680201

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Joel Chandler Harris

Published by CREATION BOOKS, United Kingdom (2000)

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Item Description: CREATION BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 170 x 121 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The casual publication in 1877 of The Tar Baby, by Joel Chandler Harris found Harris his literary vocation. In the following years he developed his own plantation mythology in a series of volumes, narrated by Uncle Remus telling colloquial tales of the wily hero Brer Rabbit and his clashes with the villain Brer Fox. Tar Baby is a collection of some of the finest of these often surreal and grotesque stories, and is presented as a classic of American literature for both adult readers and children of all ages. Bookseller Inventory # AAT9781840680201

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Item Description: Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97815919776124.0

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Item Description: Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97815919776123.0

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Daily, Don; Harris, Joel Chandler

Published by Courage Books (1995)

ISBN 10: 0762417129 ISBN 13: 9780762417124

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Item Description: Courage Books, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Dust Jacket Condition: Like New. Like New Condition: Unmarked. Clean. Tight binding. Dustjacket shows minimal storage and handling wear. Folio size hardcover book with dustjacket copy of The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit from the stories collected by Joel Chandler Harris. Illustrated by Don Daily. Courage Books (Running Press Book Publishers), 1995. 57 pages. 10 x 13.25 inches, 34 cm. Sixth printing. Printed in China. Large format heavy book: Additional shipping fee may be requested. From the Introduction: Welcome to the Old Plantation, a place where rabbits and turtles and foxes play tricks on one another, and all of them somehow get caught up in the joyous laughter and music of life. Told and retold for hundreds of years, the folktales were collected in 1880 by American newspaperman Joel Chandler Harris, who published them in Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings. The seven tales in this young reader's version were retold from Harris's original book of stories. The language in the retelling has been modernized, but care has been taken to retain the humor, the music, and the truth of these wonderful stories. For these stories are not just about rabbits and foxes. These are stories about all of us. Contents: 1 Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear and the Peanut Patch; 2 Brer Rabbit Goes Fishing for Suckers; 3 Dead Foxes Tell No Tales; 4 The Great Race; 5 Why Mr. Possum Loves Peace; 6 Brer Fox Goes Hunting; 7 Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit, and the Tar-Baby. Bookseller Inventory # 013574

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Joel Chandler Harris

Published by Creation Pub Group (2000)

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Item Description: Creation Pub Group, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 160 pages. 6.50x4.50x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1840680202

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Harris, Joel Chandler

Published by Creation Books (2000)

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Item Description: Creation Books, 2000. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Raffles Bookstore Norfolk All orders normally dispatched within one working day. We will gladly supply further images or more information if required. Discounts available for multiple orders. Bookseller Inventory # Gr39

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Joel Chandler Harris

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ISBN 10: 1545200203 ISBN 13: 9781545200209

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 126 pages. Dimensions: 10.0in. x 8.0in. x 0.3in.Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1848 July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Uncle Remus is the fictional title character and narrator of a collection of African-American folktales adapted and compiled by Joel Chandler Harris, published in book form in 1881. A journalist in post-Reconstruction Atlanta, Georgia, Harris produced seven Uncle Remus books. Uncle Remus is a collection of animal stories, songs, and oral folklore, collected from southern African-Americans. Many of the stories are didactic, much like those of Aesops Fables and Jean de La Fontaines stories. Uncle Remus is a kindly old former slave who serves as a storytelling device, passing on the folktales to children gathered around him. The stories are written in an eye dialect devised by Harris to represent a Deep South Gullah dialect. The genre of stories is the trickster tale. At the time of Harriss publication, his work was praised for its ability to capture plantation Negro dialect. Brer Rabbit (Brother Rabbit) is the main character of the stories, a likable character, prone to tricks and trouble-making, who is often opposed by Brer Fox and Brer Bear. In one tale, Brer Fox constructs a lump of tar and puts clothing on it. When Brer Rabbit comes along, he addresses the tar baby amiably but receives no response. Brer Rabbit becomes offended by what he perceives as Tar Babys lack of manners, punches it, and becomes stuck This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781545200209

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Joel Chandler Harris

Published by BOOK JUNGLE, United States (2009)

ISBN 10: 1438526598 ISBN 13: 9781438526591

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Item Description: BOOK JUNGLE, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 232 x 190 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.In Uncle Remus Joel Harris has in the folklore scenes tried to preserve the legends themselves in their original simplicity and to preserve the southern dialect. The stories have the genuine flavor of the old plantation. Uncle Remus is known for his wit and wisdom. His songs and saying have delighted children for generations. How the Animals Came to Earth, Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby, and Brer Rabbit Tricks Brer Bear are some of his more well-known tales. This book includes legends, songs and sayings. ***** Print on Demand *****. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781438526591

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Joel Chandler Harris

Published by Penguin Books Australia, Australia (2011)

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Item Description: Penguin Books Australia, Australia, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 190 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Nights with Uncle Remus gathers seventy-one of Joel Chandler Harris s most popular stories of the Antebellum South, including the classic trickster tales of Brer rabbit, creation myths, Sea Island legends, chilling ghost stories, and the indispensable The Moon in the Mill-Pond. Told through the distinctive voices of four slave storytellers, these anthropomorphic tales have not only created cultural icons like the Tar baby, but have inspired writers from Mark Twain to William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston to Toni Morrison, and helped revolutionise modern children s literature and folktale collecting. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9780142437667

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Joel Chandler Harris

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Item Description: Penguin Books Australia, Australia, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 190 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Nights with Uncle Remus gathers seventy-one of Joel Chandler Harris s most popular stories of the Antebellum South, including the classic trickster tales of Brer rabbit, creation myths, Sea Island legends, chilling ghost stories, and the indispensable The Moon in the Mill-Pond. Told through the distinctive voices of four slave storytellers, these anthropomorphic tales have not only created cultural icons like the Tar baby, but have inspired writers from Mark Twain to William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston to Toni Morrison, and helped revolutionise modern children s literature and folktale collecting. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9780142437667

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Harris, Joel Chandler, And Parks, Van Dyke (Adapted By)

Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers (1987)

ISBN 10: 0152413529 ISBN 13: 9780152413521

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Item Description: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers, 1987. Hard cover. Book Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Moser, Barry (Illustrated by). (illustrator). Reinforced binding.. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 39 p. Audience: Children/juvenile. Newspaperman Harris published many of these stories originally in Georgia, reporting he had gathered them from storytellers, Southern blacks in the late 1800s. The central character was Uncle Remus, an elderly black plantation slave. He recorded them using the language and stereotypes of his era, perhaps perpetuating those same. This adaptation brings forward the folklore, the humor, the family tales, the defenseless who outsmart the bigger animals, with resourcefulness and courage. Moser's drawings are wonderful. Includes: Fisherman, Tar-Baby, Weasel, Mosquitoes, Courtship. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.0006829

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Joel Chandler Harris

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Item Description: BOOK JUNGLE, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 232 x 190 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. In Uncle Remus Joel Harris has in the folklore scenes tried to preserve the legends themselves in their original simplicity and to preserve the southern dialect. The stories have the genuine flavor of the old plantation. Uncle Remus is known for his wit and wisdom. His songs and saying have delighted children for generations. How the Animals Came to Earth, Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby, and Brer Rabbit Tricks Brer Bear are some of his more well-known tales. This book includes legends, songs and sayings. ***** Print on Demand *****. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781438526591

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Harris, Joel Chandler

Published by Creation Books, London (2000)

ISBN 10: 1840680202 ISBN 13: 9781840680201

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Item Description: Creation Books, London, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Thus. In the Georgia swamplands and plantations, a cast of anthropomorphic animals enact daily rituals of pursuit, trickery and escape. In this pre-Looney Toons world of sassy, talking beasts, Brer Rabbit is the hero - duelling both verbally and physically with those who would eat him - and perpetually in the monstrous shadow of the Tar Baby. The casual publication in 1877 of The Tar Baby by Joel Chandler Harris, found Harris his vocation. In the following years he developed his own plantation mythology in a series of volumes, narrated by Uncle Remus, telling colloquial tales of the wily hero Brer Rabbit (an obvious precursor of Bugs Bunny) and his clashes with the villain, Brer Fox. Tar Baby, in it's original African-American dialect, is a collection of some of the finest of these often surreal and grotesque stories and is presented as a classic of American literature for both adult readers and children of all ages. With an original cover illustration by Deryk Thomas. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 041355

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Joel Chandler Harris

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 98 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.2in.Uncle Remus Stories was first published in 1906 by Joel Chandler Harris, is presented here with full illustrations by A. B . Frost and Harry Rowntree. Uncle Remus is a collection of animal stories, songs, and oral folklore, collected from Southern United States African-Americans. Many of the stories are didactic, much like those of Aesops Fables and the stories of Jean de La Fontaine. Uncle Remus is a kindly old former slave who serves as a storytelling device, passing on the folktales to children gathered around him. Brer Rabbit (Brother Rabbit) is the main character of the stories, a likable character, prone to tricks and trouble-making who is often opposed by Brer Fox and Brer Bear. In one tale, Brer Fox constructs a lump of tar and puts clothing on it. When Brer Rabbit comes along he addresses the tar baby amiably, but receives no response. Brer Rabbit becomes offended by what he perceives as Tar Babys lack of manners, punches it, and becomes stuck. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781511782760

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Harris, Joel Chandler adapted by Eric Metaxas

Published by Rabbit Ears Books, Massachusetts (1990)

ISBN 10: 0887081444 ISBN 13: 9780887081446

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Item Description: Rabbit Ears Books, Massachusetts, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Drescher, Henrik (illustrator). 10 1/2" By9" Tall. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. The wild art of Henrik Drescher matches the Joel Chandler Harris tales. Bookseller Inventory # 006857

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Harris, Joel Chandler

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Item Description: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Frost, A. B. (illustrator). 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Over 100 illustrations by A. B. Frost. "Here is the original Uncle Remus books--the one containing such well-known and dearly loved tales as 'The Tar Baby, ' 'How Mr. Rabbit Lost His Tail.' 'The Awful Fate of Mr. Wolf, ' and other favorites. These old tales of the plantation--which have delighted small readers for many years and which will continue to delight children of generations to come--have become as much a part of American folklore as Stephen Foster's melodies have become American folk-songs. "Just as 'Miss Sally's' little boy is held spellbound night after night by the amazing adventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and all the other forest animals as told to him in the humorous dialect of Uncle Remus, so will your child be enchanted by these quaint and whimsical Southern plantation folklore tales." xviii + 270 pages. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Dust jacket is in GOOD to VERY GOOD condition; some wear to edges. Bookseller Inventory # 000140

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Harris, Joel Chandler

Published by Rabbit Ears Books, Westport, CT (1990)

ISBN 10: 0887081444 ISBN 13: 9780887081446

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Item Description: Rabbit Ears Books, Westport, CT, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Henrik Drescher (illustrator). First Edition. Oblong 4to. Boldly color-illustrated version of Harris' enchanting animal fable from his collection of tales based on African stories brought by enslaved people. Oblong w/pictorial covers. Henrik Drescher is an AWARD WINNING ILLUSTRATOR. OUT OF PRINT IN HARDCOVER. Bookseller Inventory # 022750

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Harris, Joel Chandler

Published by Schocken Books Inc, New York (1965)

ISBN 10: 0805201017 ISBN 13: 9780805201017

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Item Description: Schocken Books Inc, New York, 1965. Trade paperback. Frost, A. B. (illustrator). First Shocken Paperback Edition. xx, 198, [2] p79 Illustrations. Introduction by Stella Brewer Brookes. From Wikipedia: "Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1848 July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two professional lives: as the editor and journalist known as Joe Harris, he supported a vision of the New South with the editor Henry W. Grady (1880-1889), stressing regional and racial reconciliation after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he wrote many 'Brer Rabbit' stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize literature in the process.Not long after taking the newspaper job, Harris began writing the Uncle Remus stories as a serial to "preserve in permanent shape those curious mementoes of a period that will no doubt be sadly misrepresented by historians of the future."[9] The tales were reprinted across the United States, and Harris was approached by publisher D. Appleton and Company to compile them for a book. Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings was published near the end of 1880. Hundreds of newspapers reviewed the best-seller, and Harris received national attention. Of the press and attention Walter Hines Page noted, "Joe Harris does not appreciate Joel Chandler Harris." Royalties from the book were modest, but allowed Harris to rent a six-room house in West End, an unincorporated village on the outskirts of Atlanta, to accommodate his growing family. Two years later Harris bought the house and hired the architect George Humphries to transform the farmhouse into a Queen Anne Victorian in the Eastlake style. The home, soon thereafter called The Wren's Nest, was where Harris spent most of his time. Harris preferred to write at the Wren's Nest. He published prodigiously throughout the 1880s and 1890s, trying his hand at novels, children's literature, and a translation of French folklore. Yet he rarely strayed from home and work during this time. He chose to stay close to his family and his gardening. Harris and his wife Essie had seven more children in Atlanta, with a total of six (out of nine) surviving past childhood. By the late 1890s, Harris was tired of the newspaper grind and suffered from health problems, likely stemming from alcoholism. At the same time, he grew more comfortable with his creative persona. Harris retired from the Constitution in 1900. He continued experimenting with novels and wrote articles for outlets such as The Saturday Evening Post. Still, he remained close to home, refusing to travel to accept honorary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Emory College. In 1905 Harris was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Harris traveled to accept an invitation to the White House by President Theodore Roosevelt. Two years earlier, Roosevelt had said, "Presidents may come and presidents may go, but Uncle Remus stays put. Georgia has done a great many things for the Union, but she has never done more than when she gave Mr. Joel Chandler Harris to American literature." On July 3, 1908, Joel Chandler Harris died of acute nephritis and complications from cirrhosis of the liver. In his obituary, the New York Times Book Review echoed Roosevelt's sentiment, stating: Uncle Remus cannot die. Joel Chandler Harris has departed this life at the age of 60 [.] but his best creation, [Uncle Remus] with his fund of folk-lore, will live in literature." Also from Wikipedia: "Arthur Burdett Frost (January 17, 1851-June 22, 1928), was an early American illustrator, graphic artist and comics writer. He was also well known as a painter. Frost's work is well known for its dynamic representation of motion and sequence. Frost is considered one of. Bookseller Inventory # 67315

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Published by University of Texas Press, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 0292756771 ISBN 13: 9780292756779

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Item Description: University of Texas Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 226 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Walt Disney Company offers a vast universe of movies, television shows, theme parks, and merchandise, all carefully crafted to present an image of wholesome family entertainment. Yet Disney also produced one of the most infamous Hollywood films, Song of the South. Using cartoon characters and live actors to retell the stories of Joel Chandler Harris, SotS portrays a kindly black Uncle Remus who tells tales of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and the Tar Baby to adoring white children. Audiences and critics alike found its depiction of African Americans condescending and outdated when the film opened in 1946, but it grew in popularity-and controversy-with subsequent releases. Although Disney has withheld the film from American audiences since the late 1980s, SotS has an enthusiastic fan following, and pieces of the film-such as the Oscar-winning Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah -remain throughout Disney s media universe. Disney s Most Notorious Film examines the racial and convergence histories of Song of the South to offer new insights into how audiences and Disney have negotiated the film s controversies over the last seven decades. Jason Sperb skillfully traces the film s reception history, showing how audience perceptions of SotS have reflected debates over race in the larger society. He also explores why and how Disney, while embargoing the film as a whole, has repurposed and repackaged elements of SotS so extensively that they linger throughout American culture, serving as everything from cultural metaphors to consumer products. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780292756779

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