Cane by Jean Toomer

Cane is a 1923 novel by noted Harlem Renaissance figure and author Jean Toomer. The novel is structured as a series of vignettes revolving around the origins and experiences of African Americans in the United States. The vignettes alternate in structure between narrative prose, poetry, and play-like passages of dialogue. As a result, the novel has been classified as a composite novel or as a short story cycle. Though some characters and situations recur between vignettes, the vignettes are mostly freestanding, tied to the other vignettes thematically and contextually more than through specific plot details.

The 2162nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 23rd on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - 64th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  3. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Cane (New Edition) Paperback 78993 $8.45 $1.88 2011
Cane Paperback 663814 $15.55 $17.95
Cane by Toomer, Jean. (W. W. Norton & Company,2011) [Paperback] Second (2nd) edition Paperback 7104171 $80.09 $73.98 11
Cane Mass Market Paperback 2309178 $7.99
Cane Audio CD 7153142 $28.29 $28.34 2013
Cane (New Edition) Kindle Edition 67964 $9.39 2011
Cane (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 255928 $14.06 $5.28 2011
Cane (Modern Library Series) Hardcover 1899892 $146.75 $10.10 1994
Cane Audio CD 5044034 $22.13 $22.13 2013
Cane (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) 2nd (second) edition by Toomer, Jean published by W. W. Norton & Company (2011) [Paperback] Paperback 1287884 $21.99 $16.75 2010
By Jean Toomer Cane (Norton Critical Editions) (New edition) [Paperback] Paperback 1363574 $26.72 $23.38 1988
Cane (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 706472 $4.74 $0.01 1987
Toomer Cane Paperback 3747295 $135.52 $0.01 1975
Cane Paperback 474824 $9.47 $0.17 1993