The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

James Weldon Johnson with Alan Bomar Jones

5 hours, 3 minutes first pub 1912 (editions)

fiction autobiography classics historical challenging reflective slow-paced

Description

James Weldon Johnson's emotionally gripping novel is a landmark in black literary history and, more than eighty years after its original anonymous publication, a classic of American fiction.The first fictional memoir ever written by a black person...

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Community Reviews Summary of 801 reviews

Moods

reflective 83%
informative 55%
challenging 46%
emotional 20%
sad 20%
dark 16%
tense 13%
adventurous 9%
inspiring 4%
funny 2%
mysterious 2%

Pace

slow 41%
medium 35%
fast 22%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 63% | A mix: 17% | Plot: 12% | N/A: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 22% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 35% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 29% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 20% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.68

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