Iola Leroy: Or Shadows Uplifted Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

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Iola Leroy: Or Shadows Uplifted  by  Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Iola Leroy: Or Shadows Uplifted by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
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First published in 1892, Iola Leroy was probably the best-selling novel by an African-American writer prior to the twentieth century. Frances Harper had already gained an international reputation as a writer, lecturer, and political activist whenMoreFirst published in 1892, Iola Leroy was probably the best-selling novel by an African-American writer prior to the twentieth century.

Frances Harper had already gained an international reputation as a writer, lecturer, and political activist when Iola LeroyaoOCU1/4her only novelaoOCU1/4appeared, as evident by the sizable audience she enjoyed of men and women, black and white, in the U.S., Canada, and England.

Her writings reveal her in-depth knowledge of African-Americanliterature as well as of other literatures, and through this novel we can see the preferences and aesthetic assumptions of her nineteenth-century audience.



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