The sad thing is, you probably haven’t heard of him unless you’re taken an upper college level English class. In my personal opinion, his writting, while covering similar subjects as Mark Twain, it far better written than any of Twain’s works. Chesnutt’s novels about racial issues the old south are brilliantly written! Two books that jump to mind “The Marrow of Tradition” and “The House Behind The Cedars” are heart moving and full of heart. I highly recommend checking out the audiobooks!