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

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

James Weldon Johnson, Arna Bontemps

207 pages first pub 1912 (editions) user-added

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 782 reviews

Moods

reflective 82%
informative 52%
challenging 47%
emotional 20%
sad 20%
dark 15%
tense 15%
adventurous 10%
inspiring 5%
mysterious 2%

Pace

slow 39%
medium 37%
fast 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 18% | Plot: 13% | N/A: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 21%

Loveable characters?

No: 36% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 30%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | No: 6% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 20%

Average rating

3.68

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