Lyrics of a Lowly Life

By: Dunbar, Paul Laurence (with an introduction by W. D. Howells)

Price: $50.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some toning to the spine of the book and some beginning rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. "Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was an American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to parents who had been enslaved in Kentucky before the American Civil War, Dunbar began to write stories and verse when still a child; he was president of his high school's literary society. He published his first poems at the age of 16 in a Dayton newspaper. Much of Dunbar's more popular work in his lifetime was written in the "Negro dialect" associated with the antebellum South, though he also used the Midwestern regional dialect of James Whitcomb Riley. Dunbar's work was praised by William Dean Howells, a leading editor associated with the Harper's Weekly, and Dunbar was one of the first African-American writers to establish an international reputation." (from Wikipedia)

Title: Lyrics of a Lowly Life

Author Name: Dunbar, Paul Laurence (with an introduction by W. D. Howells)

Categories: Poetry,

Edition: Early printing

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1898

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: A38065

Keywords: Poetry Paul Laurence Dunbar African American Poets Harlem Renaissance poetry,