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Nella Larsen's powerful, thrilling, and tragic tale about the fluidity of racial identity that continues to resonate today. A New York Times Editors' Choice Clare Kendry is living on the edge. Light-skinned, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a racist white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past after deciding to "pass" as a white woman. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, and is simultaneously allured and repelled by Clare's risky decision to engage in racial masquerade for personal and societal gain. After frequenting African American-centric gatherings together in Harlem, Clare's interest in Irene turns into a homoerotic longing for Irene's black identity that she abandoned and can never embrace again, and she is forced to grapple with her decision to pass for white in a way that is both tragic and telling. This edition features a new introduction by Emily Bernard and notes by Thadious M. Davis.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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subject_facetAfrican American women -- Fiction
Electronic books
Female friendship -- Fiction
Human skin color -- Fiction
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Larsen, Nella -- Criticism and interpretation
Married women -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Passing (Identity) -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Racially mixed people -- Fiction
title_displayPassing
title_fullPassing
Passing / Nella Larsen ; edited and with an introduction and notes by Thadious M. Davis
Passing [electronic resource] / Nella Larsen
Passing [electronic resource] Larsen, Nella.
title_shortPassing
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
African American women
Classic Literature
Criticism and interpretation
Electronic books
Female friendship
Fiction
Human skin color
Identity (Psychology)
Larsen, Nella
Literature
Married women
Passing (Identity)
Racially mixed people