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Paul Marchand, F.M.C. / Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited with introduction and notes by Dean McWilliams.

By: Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932.
Contributor(s): McWilliams, Dean.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1999Description: xix, 192 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0691059934 (CL : alk. paper); 9780691059938 (CL : alk. paper); 0691059942 (PB : alk. paper); 9780691059945 (PB : alk. paper).Other title: Paul Marchand, FMC.Subject(s): Inheritance and succession -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction | Passing (Identity) -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction | Intermarriage -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction | New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations -- Fiction | Men, White -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.4 Other classification: HT 4626
Contents:
In the Vieux Carre -- The Prophecy -- M. Pierre Beaurepas -- Philippe and Josephine -- The Quadroon Ball -- In the Calabozo -- Monsieur Renard -- The Will -- The Five Cousins -- Julie and Her Chickens -- The Black Drop -- The Honor of the Family -- A Tip from Perigord -- The Duel -- Don Jose Pays His Respects -- At Trois Pigeons -- Paul's Dilemma -- The Decision.
Review: "Paul Marchand, who lives in the multinational society of New Orleans in the 1820s, is despised by white society for being a quadroon, yet he is a proud, wealthy, and well-educated man. In this city where great wealth and great poverty exist side by side, the richest Creole in town is dying. Pierre Beaurepas's family eagerly and greedily awaits disposition of his wealth. As the bombshell of the old man's will explodes, Marchand is drawn inexorably into contact with Beaurepas's racist family. Bringing to life the entwined racial cultures of New Orleans society, Chesnutt not only writes an exciting tale of adventure and mystery but also makes a provocative comment on the nature of racial identity, self-worth, and family loyalty."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-192).

In the Vieux Carre -- The Prophecy -- M. Pierre Beaurepas -- Philippe and Josephine -- The Quadroon Ball -- In the Calabozo -- Monsieur Renard -- The Will -- The Five Cousins -- Julie and Her Chickens -- The Black Drop -- The Honor of the Family -- A Tip from Perigord -- The Duel -- Don Jose Pays His Respects -- At Trois Pigeons -- Paul's Dilemma -- The Decision.

"Paul Marchand, who lives in the multinational society of New Orleans in the 1820s, is despised by white society for being a quadroon, yet he is a proud, wealthy, and well-educated man. In this city where great wealth and great poverty exist side by side, the richest Creole in town is dying. Pierre Beaurepas's family eagerly and greedily awaits disposition of his wealth. As the bombshell of the old man's will explodes, Marchand is drawn inexorably into contact with Beaurepas's racist family. Bringing to life the entwined racial cultures of New Orleans society, Chesnutt not only writes an exciting tale of adventure and mystery but also makes a provocative comment on the nature of racial identity, self-worth, and family loyalty."--BOOK JACKET.

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Dean McWilliams is Professor of English at Ohio University

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