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Quicksand

by Nella Larsen

Born to a white mother and an absent black father, and despised for her dark skin, Helga Crane has long had to fend for herself. As a young woman, Helga teaches at an all-black school in the South, but even...


Passing

by Nella Larsen

Nella Larsen's remarkably candid exploration of shifting racial and sexual boundaries

Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. Fair, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a white man unaware of her African...


Quicksand & Passing

by Nella Larsen

Nella Larsen's novels Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929) document the historical realities of Harlem in the 1920s and shed a bright light on the social world of the black bourgeoisie. The novels' greatest appeal...


Quicksand

by Nella Larsen

Brave, bold, and brilliant, this ground-breaking first novel is the work of one of the Harlem Renaissance's most influential and enduring writers. Larsen's autobiographical portrait of a biracial woman's quest...


Passing

by Nella Larsen

Generally regarded as Nella Larsen's best work, Passing was first published in 1929 but has received a lot of renewed attention because of its close examination of racial and sexual ambiguities. It has achieved...


The Short Fiction of Nella Larsen

by Nella Larsen

Nella Larsen was an important writer associated with the Harlem Renaissance. While she was not prolific her work was powerful and critically acclaimed. Collected here are all three of her published short stories;...


Passing

by Nella Larsen, Mae Henderson & Ntozake Shange

First published to critical acclaim in 1929, Passing firmly established Nella Larsen's prominence among women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. The Modern Library is proud to present Passing—an electrifying...


The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories

by Nella Larsen, Charles Larson & Marita Golden

In The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen, whose career flamed brightly but briefly in the 1920s, we rediscover one of the most gifted writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

Nella Larsen's subject is the struggle of...