Excerpt from The Immediate Jewel of His Soul: A Romance
In the wide sense there are three points of view from which novelists may write: the bizarre, the real and the ideal. He may portray life in caricature to produce laughter; he may depict it as it is or is likely to occur; and he may exhibit it as it should be.
This romance abandons caricature; it adheres strictly to the problems that actually face us now. As its philosophy is realistic idealism, it sets forth some of our immediate aspirations and ideals. It is a story of the earnest Negro, trying to rise unto great place.
To those of the inner circle, I hope these pages will be edification; to those without, fondly pray that they will be food for thot and a stimulus to unselfishness and fair play.
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