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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date February 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385471442
ISBN-10 0385471440
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In a novel that documents the rise of the black middle class, a racially mixed wedding is about to take place on Martha's Vineyard in the 1950s--amidst extreme tension and resistance. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

In her final novel, Dorothy West offers an intimate glimpse into African American middle class.  Set on bucolic Martha's Vineyard in the 1950s, The Wedding tells the story of life in the Oval, a proud, insular community made up of the best and brightest of the East Coast's black bourgeoisie.  Within this inner circle of "blue-vein society," we witness the prominent Coles family gather for the wedding of the loveliest daughter, Shelby, who could have chosen from "a whole area of eligible men of the right colors and the right professions." Instead, she has fallen in love with and is about to be married to Meade Wyler, a white jazz musician from New York. A shock wave breaks over the Oval as its longtime members grapple with the changing face of its community.

With elegant, luminous prose, Dorothy West crowns her literary career by illustrating one family's struggle to break the shackles of race and class.



Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (May 1, 1995)
9780786204311 | details & prices | 314 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $22.95
About: In a story that documents the rise of the Black middle class, written by a woman who lived it, a racially-mixed wedding is about to take place on Martha's Vineyard in the 1950s--amidst extreme tension and resistance
from Doubleday (January 1, 1995)
9780385471435 | details & prices | 5.75 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $20.00
About: In a story that documents the rise of the Black middle class, written by a woman who lived it, a racially mixed wedding is about to take place on Martha's Vineyard in the 1950s--amidst extreme tension and resistance
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385471442
 
New edition from Gardners Books (February 6, 1997)
9781860490569 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $11.25
About: Set in the Elysian isle of Martha's Vineyard, among an insular community of proud and prosperous black families, this novel centres around the marriage of the daughter of the community's foremost family to a struggling, white jazz musician.
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Reprint edition from Anchor Books (February 1, 1996)
9780385471442 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.95
About: In a story that documents the rise of the Black middle class, written by a woman who lived it, a racially mixed wedding is about to take place on Martha's Vineyard in the 1950s--amidst extreme tension and resistance
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Cynthia Jones (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Chivers Audio Books (June 1, 2000)
9780792723752 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $69.95
With Regina Taylor (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Simon & Schuster (June 1, 1998)
9780671535629 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $18.00
About: In a story that documents the rise of the Black middle class, written by a woman who lived it, a racially mixed wedding is about to take place on Martha's Vineyard in the 1950s--amidst extreme tension and resistance.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439508213 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $22.95
About: On the island of Martha's Vineyard in the 1950s  there exists a proud, insular, nearly unassailable  community known as the Oval, made up of the best  and brightest of New York's and Boston's black  bourgeoisie.

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