Uncle Remus

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introduction by JOHN TUMLIN
Hard Cover
ISBN 0-88322-043-6

Joel Chandler Harris’s beloved tales of Afro-American animal folklore, collected here with original illustrations.
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  • xxviii 207 pages
  • 18 illustrations


Uncle Remus was a fictionalized, friendly old black man who told plantation tales to an admiring young boy on a plantation in middle Georgia during the 1880’s. But Uncle Remus still lives as the most famous personality of all Georgia literature. As literature, these stories are a unique record of African-American animal folklore. As social history, the tales contain a melancholy undercurrent about the changing postwar South and a nostalgia for gentle values of the past. But the fact that the tales entertain is, after all, the only justification they have ever needed. Sixty-four favorite stories are printed here with some of the original illustrations.

Uncle Remus, Joel Chandler Harris, Uncle Remus Tales, Georgia literature, Atlanta Constitution, 19th century, Afro-American, animal folklore, oral tradition, plantation life, social history, cultural history, agrarian values, southern stories, Africa, African American, America, black, white, Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Tar Baby, Tar-Baby, Brer B’ar, The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story, John Tumlin, Negro, Negroes, slave, Southern literature, American literature, antebellum

1 review for Uncle Remus

  1. admin (verified owner)

    This is a great classic book that many of us remember as children.

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