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1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Unidentified story [fragment]

The 15th page of an unidentified story in which a certain character engages God in dialog.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Katie's hair [notes]

Choppy notes on a story of a certain Katie's hair, "color and face," "soul and mind," family, and sobbing in harmony with the sound of the sea.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The choice of Hercules From "the Pagan bible" in "Xenophon's memoirs"

As in mums312-b236-i004, a Herculean figure faces a fork in the road of life, and in his hesitation, is advised alternately by "happiness" and "vice" personified, who essentially outline their respective effects on human nature and society.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The jewel

A porter tells of once receiving a fine jewel from a somnambulant passenger and the rather strange aftermath on a railroad trip to Atlanta, only to ultimately admit that he's embellished his tale, and that it is all true, except that part about "the jewel." See mums312-b236-i036 for later draft; mums312-b236-i053, i054 for scraps and fragments.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1900

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

For Charles

A man named Herbert Querdolyn has a series of dreams about the leaders he fought for; confronts a beautiful girl he sees in a vision; discusses his lineage and his interlocutors' affection for Italy; addresses his sacrifice of his birthright; and dies, leaving his name and legacy for future generations.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1905

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The Princess Steel

Previously titled "The Megascope; a tale of tales," a fabulous tale of a "crank" sociologist who's invented a megascope through which to see "the Far Great and the Near Small but not the Great Near"; and an encounter with a Princess Steel and other fantastical characters only seen or heard by the husband. Littered very lightly by Du Bois's editorial corrections. See also mums31... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Unidentified story [fragment]

The 170th (and seemingly last) page of an unidentified story narrating the unconditional pledge of a female character to a certain Robert.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The segregation of Tom

Atlanta (Ga.) - A young couple lives with the looming threat of violence on the basis of race, reflecting on their family history, and their immediate prospects; incomplete.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Mr. Hedley's option

Lawyer John Weston and his schoolteacher girlfriend Mary swiftly solve two murders, unraveling an intrigue surrounding the trade of a real estate option and the wealth a nephew (Frank) stands to gain from the uncle (Hedley) killed not by him himself, but by his car; Frank regains his innocence, but loses all financial prospects, and his fiancé.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Plot of a story [notes]

Notes on a story about a young colored real estate agent, a client he is working for, and the dilemma they both face as a result.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers