Some of the tales are simply entertaining and others contain important lessons about values and morals. That seems strange, but to this day i love seeing black men with gray beards. Walt disneys uncle remus stories walt disney adaptations of the original tales by joel chandler harris a giant golden book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Summary by mark for more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page m4b audiobook of complete book. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account. Book, the original uncle remus ed 1908, and 1921 consisting of 269 pages. Make offer walt disneys uncle remus stories 1947 2nd ed giant golden book illustrated uncle remus by joel chandler harris illustated by a. By the time he released his last remus book, uncle remus and brer. The story of the tarbaby is perhaps the bestknown of the uncle remus tales. In his introduction, robert hemenway discusses the books enduring popularity, pointing out that the character of uncle remus, the docile and grandfatherly exslave storyteller, is a utopian figurea literary creation by harris that reassured white readers during the tense and tentative reconstruction. First edition, first state, of the first and most beloved uncle remus book by harris, the one american writer of the reconstruction who has made the most permanent contribution, with eight plates and numerous text illustrations by church and moser, in original bright gilt cloth. The uncle remus tales are african american trickster stories about the exploits of brer rabbit, brer fox, and other creeturs that were recreated in black regional dialect by joel chandler harris. The project gutenberg ebook of uncle remus and brer rabbit.
Uncle remus himself is a warm, folksy man of good humor and dry wit, and after finishing his animal stories, the remaining sayings and tales are a moment of history frozen in amber. 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. You may copy it, give it away or reuse it under the terms of the project gutenberg license included with this ebook or online at. Uncle remus his songs and his sayings by joel chandler harris illustrated by a. In a fashion that harris would utilize again, it begins where uncle remus initiates the little boy ended, with the ramifications of the conflict between brer rabbit and brer fox. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Uncle remus and his friends first edition book 1892 joel. Brer rabbit brother rabbit is a trickster figure in folktales from the south of the us. This book contains all of joel chandler harriss animal fables as told by the character uncle remus remus is a freed slave on a southern plantation, and his stories are told in harriss attempt at the negro dialect of the time, although the stories themselves are an invaluable cultural reference, remus can be seen as too much of a yus masser. He wrote these stories to represent the struggle in the southern united states, and more specifically in the plantations. The last date of this book is stated 1921, however i can tell its a 1960. Uncle remus, by joel chandler harris internet archive. Uncle remus, hair raising, family values, reading levels, read aloud. Article on harris and uncle remus from 1937 inserted.
Uncle remus is a fictional character, the title character and fictional narrator of a collection of black folktales adapted and compiled by joel chandler harris, published in book form in 1881. For some reason this story gave me a positive view of elderly black men with beards. His listener is their seven yearold son john, who returns nightly to uncle remus s side to hear about the fates of brer rabbit, brer fox, brer wolf, brer tarrypin, and fellow. Nights with uncle remus 1911 book plantation stories joel chandler harris. Uncle remus is the fictional title character and narrator of a collecti. Uncle remus, the tar baby, brer rabbit, brer bear and the fox will always bring memories of my dad. For example, as stated above, an unsigned copy of f. Book and priceclipped dust jacket are in near fine condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and. The complete tales of uncle remus by joel chandler harris.
Plus uncle remus book appraisals, free sales advice, free price guide, sale prices, values, wish list and more. Remus was originally a fictional character in a newspaper. His listener is their seven yearold son john, who returns nightly to uncle remuss side to hear about the fates of brer rabbit, brer fox, brer wolf, brer tarrypin, and fellow. Reading the tales brought back many pleasant memories of my childhood growing up in rural arkansas. He established a reputation as a brilliant humorist and writer of dialect. Includes a booklet of biographical material on harris with critical comments on his work. Harris was born in eatonton, georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. Making search for him through the house and through the year yard, she heard the sound of voices in the old mans cabin, and looking through the window, saw the child sitting by uncle remus. Nights with uncle remus, myths and legends of the old plantations. Harris, a native of eatonton, was a literary comedian, new south journalist, amateur folklorist, southern localcolor writer, and childrens author. It was a part of the original home place of joseph sidney turner, the little boy in the tales of uncle remus. The jacket is edge worn, particularly at the tips, and crown and foot of. 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.
Uncle remus is a collection of african american folklore and tales from the south. In excellent condition outside of tear on book cover. Presents the legends, songs, and sayings of uncle remus, as published in the 1920 edition of joel chandler harriss attempt to record traditional black stories of his time. Joel chandler harris 1848 1908 was an american journalist, fiction writer and folklorist best known for his collection of uncle remus stories. I have an affection for the brer stories, and also see some value in their place as. Librivox recording of uncle remus returns by joel chandler harris. The character of the trickster, be it rabbit, spider like anansi or something else, has its roots in african stories brer rabbit can be found in joel chandler harris uncle remus stories. Uncle remus 1921 paperback august 29, 2006 by joel chandler harris author visit amazons joel chandler harris page. Jun 18, 2011 value of a first edition uncle remus his songs and his sayings, 1885 new york, d. Aug 16, 2007 uncle remus is a fictional character, the title character and fictional narrator of a collection of black folktales adapted and compiled by joel chandler harris, published in book form in 1881.
Born in eatonton, georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years, harris spent most of his adult life in atlanta working as an associate editor at the atlanta constitution. Uncle remus or to give it its original title, uncle remus. Uncle remus by joel chandler harris, paperback barnes. He used to tell me these stories as i was growing up in the fifties. Uncle remus, his songs and his sayings by harris, joel chandler. In emorys holdings are books formerly owned by joel chandler harris.
Uncle remus is a collection of animal stories, songs, and oral folklore, collected from southern united states blacks. Buy a cheap copy of uncle remus by joel chandler harris 1921. His songs and his sayings was published in late 1880 and received instant acclaim. Uncle remus, his songs and his saying includes thirtyfour folktales narrated by uncle remus, an elderly man living in a cabin on sally and john huntingtons plantation. Bearing a striking resemblance to aesop of aesops fables fame, american author joel chandler harris uncle remus is also a former slave who loves to tell simple and pithy stories. Joel chandler harris published uncle remus, his songs and his sayings. At the time, harris said his purpose was not ethnology, or folklore analysis, but simply documentation. Pink tweed like binding shows normal wear, rubbing at spine.
First edition of the second book of uncle remus stories, illustrated with frontispiece and 19 plates by frederick church. Uncle remus tells these 11 stories but to the son of the original little boy who is visiting his grandmother on the plantation. Start your 48hour free trial to unlock this tales of uncle remus study guide and get instant access to the following summary. Jan 09, 20 your 1921 new revised edition of uncle remus, his songs and sayings by joel chandler harris illustrated by a. The favorite uncle remus book by joel chandler harris. Ive had a beautiful 1921 copy of this book on my shelf for years, so i finally decided i. Uncle remus, did the rabbit have to go clean away when he got loose from the tarbaby. New listing vintage bookuncle remus and the little boy1910 to 1921. Harriss popular book both preserved a significant collection of oral talesthough, like so many narratives of that era, its use of dialect is painful to the modern readerand introduced many euroamericans.
Within months, magazines across the country were reprinting his tales, and after more than 1,000 written requests for a collection, the first uncle remus book was published in november, 1880. Your 1921 new revised edition of uncle remus, his songs and sayings by joel chandler harris illustrated by a. Uncle remus his songs and his sayings by joel chandler harris 1921. Uncle remus and brer rabbit by joel chandler harris free. The cover is stamped cloth and does not include a dust jacket. An author signature by a significant and recognized writer can mean an increase in value of ten times or more the ordinary value of the book in most cases. Uncle remus, his songs and his sayings by harris, joel. Project gutenberg s uncle remus and brer rabbit, by joel chandler harris this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. This book brings together for the first time in one volume the best stories of. I have a book, uncle remus, his songs and sayings, by joel.
While working for the atlanta constitution in 1876, harris invented uncle. Nights with uncle remus first edition joel chandler harris. At the time, harris said his purpose was not ethnology, or. Buy a cheap copy of the favorite uncle remus book by joel chandler harris. Find uncle remus, his songs and his sayings by harris, joel chandler at biblio. Parsons tack of disparaging the folkloristic value of the uncle remus tales with. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. I recently found and bought an old 1921 book, uncle remus.
Uncle remus and his friends first edition joel chandler. Harris was a journalist in postreconstruction atlanta, and he produced seven uncle remus books. As always uncle remus can be relied upon to provide funny and pointed insight into human personalities through his story telling. Uncle remus by joel chandler harris free at loyal books. Remus his songs and his sayings joel harris grosset dunlap 1921. He even got me the little golden book version of the tar baby. Commentary on the wonderful tarbaby story uncle remus. Uncle remus, his songs and sayings by joel chandler, new and revised edition with one answered by a verified antique expert. Found a 1921 copy of joel chandler harris classic at a recent book sale for a quarter. Hardcover 1921 boys and girls childrens book uncle remus by joel chandler harris illustrated by a.
As apprentice on a weekly paper, the countryman, he became familiar with the lore and dialects of the plantation slave. In his introduction, robert hemenway discusses the book s enduring popularity, pointing out that the character of uncle remus, the docile and grandfatherly exslave storyteller, is a utopian figurea literary creation by harris that reassured white readers during the tense and tentative reconstruction. Browse todays selected uncle remus book for sale, best offer and auction. Jan 15, 2008 i recently found and bought an old 1921 book, uncle remus. Turner park, site of the museum, has been acquired by the organization. First edition of the fourth collection of uncle remus tales, illustrated with 12 plates, a beautiful copy in original pictorial clothgilt.493 453 1240 1509 982 241 785 391 52 975 226 198 1602 1305 403 868 1087 337 1565 1582 1088 1103 855 1251 1133 58 752 20