Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings – Joel Chandler Harris 1957 | Heritage Press


  • Author: Joel Chandler Harris; Seong Moy illustrator
  • Publisher: The Heritage Press, 1957
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: Illustrated

First Heritage Press edition thus. Grey pictorial cloth, binding tight, square, faint rubbing at tail of spine, internally fine, unmarked. Illustrated with many wonderful woodcuts by Seong Moy. Near Fine in Good slipcase, worn around the edges w/ minor tape repair.

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 most 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.

It’s been more than a hundred years since the publication of the first Uncle Remus book. This wonderful collection includes the best stories and their fantastic characters Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Bear, and Brer Wolf were gathered together in one volume. Uncle Remus: His Songs And His Sayings.

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