copyright 1983; The Southern Classics Library; larger hardbound; with an introduction by Thomas Nelson Page and illustrations by A.B. Frost and E.W. Kemble; D. Appleton and Company publishers, New York; wonderful red boards with gilt designs; very good condition with no page markings; original registry sticker inside cover (see pic); boards very good condition.
Uncle Remus is the fictional title character and narrator of a collection of black American folktales compiled and adapted by Joel Chandler Harris and published in book form in 1881. Harris was a journalist in post-Reconstruction Atlanta, and he produced seven Uncle Remus books. He wrote these stories to represent the struggle in the Southern United States, and more specifically in the plantations. He did so by introducing tales that he had heard and framing them in the plantation context. He wrote his stories in a dialect which represented the voice of the narrators and their subculture. For this choice of framing, his collection has encountered controversy.