Author:Joel Chandler Harris

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Joel Chandler Harris
American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. He wrote many 'Brer Rabbit' stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize literature in the process
Joel Chandler Harris


  • Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings (1880)
  • Brother Rabbit's Cradle
  • The Chronicles of Aunt Minervy Ann (1899) (transcription project)
    • I. An Evening with the Ku-Klux (also in Scribner's Magazine, Jul 1899)
    • II. "When Jess Went a-Fiddlin' "
    • III. How Aunt Minervy Ann Ran Away and Ran Back Again
    • IV. How She Joined the Georgia Legislature
    • V. How She Went Into Business
    • VI. How She and Major Perdue Frailed Out the Gossett Boys
    • VII. Major Perdue's Bargain
    • VIII. The Case of Mary Ellen
  • Nights with Uncle Remus (1883)
  • Mingo and Other Sketches in Black and White (1884)
  • Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches (1887)
    • Free Joe
    • Little Compton
    • Aunt Fountain's Prisoner
    • Trouble on Lost Mountain
    • Azalia.
  • Daddy Jake, The Runaway: And Short Stories Told After Dark (1889)
  • Joel Chandler Harris' Life of Henry W. Grady (1890)
  • Balaam and His Master and Other Sketches and Stories (1891)
  • On the Plantation: A Story of a Georgia Boy's Adventures During the War (1892)
  • Uncle Remus and His Friends (1892)
  • Little Mr. Thimblefinger and his Queer Country: What the Children Saw and Heard There (Houghton Mifflin, 1894), illustrated by Oliver Herford
  • Mr. Rabbit at Home (1895), illus. Herford – sequel to Mr. Thimblefinger
  • Sister Jane: Her Friends and Acquaintances (1896)
  • The Story of Aaron (so named): The Son of Ben Ali (1896), illus. Herford
  • Aaron in the Wildwoods (1897), illus. Herford – sequel
  • Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War (1898) IA
    • How Whalebone Caused a Wedding (also in Scribner's Magazine, Sep 1894)
    • The Colonel's "Nigger Dog"
    • A Run of Luck (also in Scribner's Magazine, Nov 1897)
    • The Late Mr. Watkins of Georgia
    • A Belle of St. Valerien
    • The Comedy of War
    • A Bold Deserter (also in English Illustrated, Vol 15, 1896)
    • A Baby in the Siege (also in Scribner's Magazine, Apr 1896)
    • The Baby's Fortune (also in Scribner's Magazine, Nov 1896)
    • An Ambuscade
    • The Cause of the Difficulty
    • The Baby's Christmas
  • Plantation Pageants (1899)
  • On the Wings of Occasions (1900)
  • Gabriel Tolliver (1902)
  • The Making of a Statesman and Other Stories (1902)
  • Wally Wanderoon and His Story-Telling Machine (1903)
  • A Little Union Scout (1904)
  • The Tar-Baby and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus (1904)
  • Told By Uncle Remus: New Stories of the Old Plantation (1905)
  • Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit (1907)
  • Shadow Between His Shoulder Blades (1909)
  • Uncle Remus and the Little Boy (1910)
  • Uncle Remus Returns (1918)

Short works from magazines[edit]

  • "Aunt Fountain's Prisoner" (ss) Scribner's Magazine, Mar 1887 (included in Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches, 1887)
  • "De Appile-Tree" (verse) Century Magazine, Dec 1902
  • "Little Compton" (ss) Century Magazine, Mar 1887 (included in Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches, 1887)
  • "Miss Irene" (ss) Scribner's Magazine, Feb 1900
  • "A Run of Luck" (ss) Scribner's Magazine, Dec 1897

Stories included in Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War, 1898

Works about the author[edit]

Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.