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Uncle Remus Stories (Annotated) Joel Chandler Harris

Uncle Remus Stories (Annotated)

Joel Chandler Harris

Published May 16th 2014
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Kindle Edition
139 pages
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Uncle Remus Stories (1906) by Joel Chandler Harris (1845-1908), with illustratrions.Uncle Remus is a collection of animal stories, songs, and oral folklore, collected from Southern United States African-Americans. Many of the stories are didactic,MoreUncle Remus Stories (1906) by Joel Chandler Harris (1845-1908), with illustratrions.Uncle Remus is a collection of animal stories, songs, and oral folklore, collected from Southern United States African-Americans. Many of the stories are didactic, much like those of Aesops Fables and the stories of Jean de La Fontaine. Uncle Remus is a kindly old former slave who serves as a storytelling device, passing on the folktales to children gathered around him.Brer Rabbit (Brother Rabbit) is the main character of the stories, a likable character, prone to tricks and trouble-making who is often opposed by Brer Fox and Brer Bear. In one tale, Brer Fox constructs a lump of tar and puts clothing on it. When Brer Rabbit comes along he addresses the tar baby amiably, but receives no response. Brer Rabbit becomes offended by what he perceives as Tar Babys lack of manners, punches it, and becomes stuck.