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Uncle Remus

Joel Chandler Harris

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Description:

Many readers will already be familiar with Uncle Remus’ favorite animal characters – Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Fox among them – and some of the popular tales concerning them. (To this day, “tar baby” as an expression for a particularly sticky situation that is almost impossible to solve, has passed into the English language and common use.) Even people who have never read any of these tales will know exactly why you don’t throw a rabbit into a briar patch, mainly because Walt Disney produced his first movie ever to use professional actors with animation, called “Song of the South”, based on the Uncle Remus tales. Joel Chandler Harris, a newsman in Georgia, grew up listening to folktales told by the local black population. Later, he published his version of these tales in a series of stories printed in the “Atlanta Constitution.” The tales of, and by, Harris’ chief character Uncle Remus, an old black man scrabbling to make his living in the post-Civil War South, were extremely popular and widely read. Harris’ use of innovative spelling to give the reader a sense of the black dialect was considered novel. While this is not a book that will pass a current political correctness test, due to its use of labels for black folks which have gone out of polite conversation, Uncle Remus is a largely sympathetic look at post-war plantation life. 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. (Summary by Mark)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 13m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:21