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Author Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908.

Title Uncle Remus, his songs and his sayings [Hoopla electronic resource].

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Mission Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 45 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Robin Field.
Summary Joel Chandler Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, the illegitimate son of Mary Harris. At 13, Harris became an apprentice printer on The Countryman. a plantation newspaper edited and published by Joseph Addison Turner, a highly literate planter, lawyer, and writer. Harris then worked on newspapers in several Southern cities. In 1876, Harris began a twenty-four-year association with the Atlanta Constitution. He used folklore, fiction, dialect, and other devices of local color to picture both black and white Georgians under slavery and Reconstruction. Harris's work as a columnist led to his creation of Uncle Remus, the black singer of songs and teller of stories. The tales, collected in Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings (1880) and elsewhere, are based upon folklore and are told by the venerable family servant to a little boy on a Georgia plantation. Remus, the old storyteller, is wise, perceptive, imaginative, poetic, and gifted with a sly sense of humor. Their hero, Brer Rabbit, is "the weakest and most harmless of all animals," but he is "victorious in contests with the bear, the wolf, and the fox." Thus, "it is not virtue that triumphs, but helplessness; it is not malice, but mischievousness."
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Remus, Uncle (Fictitious character) -- Literary collections. -- Sound recordings.
African Americans -- Folklore -- Literary collections. -- Sound recordings.
Animals -- Folklore -- Literary collections. -- Sound recordings.
African American men -- Literary collections. -- Sound recordings.
Plantation life -- Literary collections. -- Sound recordings.
Georgia -- Literary collections.
Added Author Field, Robin, 1947- Narrator.
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ISBN 9781596448582 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
159644858X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11498722
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