Quest of the Silver Fleece. A Novel

TitleQuest of the Silver Fleece. A Novel
Year for Search1911
AuthorsDu Bois, W[illiam] E[dward] Burghardt(1868-1963)
Tertiary AuthorsDu Bois, W. E. Burghardt
Date Published1911
PublisherA. C. McClurg
Place PublishedChicago, IL
KeywordsAfrican-American author, Male author
Annotation

Most of the novel concerns the mistreatment of African-Americans in the South, but the protagonists, particularly a feisty woman, outwit their main opponents. The ending of the book describes the beginnings of the development of project that will include a school, a home for orphan girls, and an entire community providing a better life for its inhabitants. Silver fleece refers a patch of outstanding cotton; see the chapter “Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece” in his The Souls of Black Folks. .

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Illus. H. S. De Lay. New York; Negro Universities Press, 1969; Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1989, with a “Foreword to the 1989 Edition” (1-11) by Arnold Rampersand; Illus. H. S. De Lay. Philadelphia, PA: Pine St. Books. 2004; and as a volume in The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007, with an “Introduction” by William L. Andrews (xxv-xxvii). 

Illustration

Illus. H. S. De Lay

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The African-American author, best-known as W. E. B. Du Bois, (1868-1963) was the first African American to receive a doctorate from Harvard University and was one of the most prominent African American thinkers in the U. S. in the early twentieth century.

Full Text

1911 Du Bois, W[illiam] E[dward] B[urghardt] (1868-1963). The Quest of the Silver Fleece. A Novel. Illus. H. S. De Lay. Chicago, IL: A. C. McClurg. Rpt. Illus. H. S. De Lay. New York; Negro Universities Press, 1969; Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1989, with a “Foreword to the 1989 Edition” (1-11) by Arnold Rampersand; Illus. H. S. De Lay. Philadelphia, PA: Pine St. Books. 2004; and as a volume in The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007, with an “Introduction” by William L. Andrews (xxv-xxvii). PS

.Most of the novel concerns the mistreatment of African-Americans in the South, but the protagonists, particularly a feisty woman, outwit their main opponents. The ending of the book describes the beginnings of the development of project that will include a school, a home for orphan girls, and an entire community providing a better life for its inhabitants. Silver fleece refers a patch of outstanding cotton; see the chapter “Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece” in his The Souls of Black Folks. The African American author, best-known as W. E. VB. Du Bois, was the first African-American to receive a doctorate from Harvard University and was one of the most prominent African American thinkers in the U. S. in the early twentieth century.