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Cable, George Washington 1844-1925

Overview
Works: 542 works in 2,159 publications in 4 languages and 44,368 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Historical fiction  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Correspondent, Honoree, Composer
Classifications: PS1244, 813.4
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Old Creole days by George Washington Cable( Book )

234 editions published between 81 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest and most celebrated Southern writers of his day, George Washington Cable (1844-1925) helped to lead the local colorist movement of the late 1800s with his pioneering use of dialect and his skill with the short story form. A Southern reformist, Cable wrote faithful portrayals of Creoles and their culture that depict the Creole way of life during the transitory post-Civil War period
The Grandissimes : a story of Creole life by George Washington Cable( Book )

171 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, the author provides a realistic portrait of race and class relations in New Orleans immediately following the Louisiana Purchase (1803). It chronicles the adventures and romances of various members of the Grandissime family, black, white, mixed race, rich and poor alike. The story begins when Honore Grandissime, the scion of the white branch of this powerful New Orleans clan, takes in Joseph Frowenfeld, a young man from Philadelphia whose entire family has died from yellow fever. Honore's conversations with Joseph about the New Orleans caste system shed light on the dilemmas at the center of the novel. Honore finds himself caught between an idealistic Joseph, who advocates sweeping social reforms that would end slavery but essentially erase Creole culture, and his prideful uncle Agricola Fusilier, who ostensibly holds onto a racist past in order to preserve the Grandissime way of life, one built on the foundations of slavery. Honore wants to establish a business partnership with his quadroon half brother (also called Honore) and do right by Aurora Nancanou, who was widowed and rendered destitute when Agricola murdered her husband over a gambling dispute. Yet his decisions regarding this tarnished family history are further complicated by his secret love for Aurora. The story of Bras Coupe, retold several times, connects the novel's divergent strands and is suggestive of Honore's struggle against his past and a vibrant New Orleans society that remains tainted by slavery's atrocities. Bras Coupe, an enslaved African prince on a Spanish Creole plantation, is engaged to Palmyre, Aurora's maid. Inspired by the indignity of his plight, Bras Coupe attacks his white overseer, and is soon viciously pursued by a mob of Creole aristocrats, among them Agricola, through the New Orleans swamps. Honore tries to prevent the African prince's punishment but to no avail. Upon his capture, Bras Coupe issues a curse on both his master and his plantation. He is summarily beaten to death, though only after his ears are cut off and his hamstrings slashed. Bras Coupe, literally meaning "arm cut off" in French, personifies the cruelty of slavery and the degeneracy that lies at the heart of a so called genteel southern society. The author's devotion to Creole society, rendered in romantic terms throughout the novel, is counterbalanced by the haunting presence of Bras Coupe's fate, which illustrates that a world of such charm and privilege comes at great human cost
The New Orleans of George Washington Cable : the 1887 Census Office report by George Washington Cable( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A pioneering local-color writer about Creole New Orleans and a public advocate for black equality in his native South during and after Reconstruction, George Washington Cable (1844-1925) depicted in his writing the clash between American newcomers and a quaint but proud French-speaking population in post-Louisiana Purchase New Orleans. His work, including the short-story collection Old Creole Days (1879) and his most famous novel, The Grandissimes (1880), received widespread critical acclaim and was serialized in the country's best highbrow magazines. In 1880, Cable was commissioned to write a "historical sketch" of pre-Civil War New Orleans for a special section of the Tenth U.S. Census. Although subsequently revised and published as Creoles of Louisiana, Cable's original piece never appeared in print again except as a facsimile reprint. With The New Orleans of George Washington Cable, Lawrence N. Powell presents this rare text in its entirety for the first time, including Cable's copious footnotes and other material deleted from the original census publication by its editors."--Jacket
Bonaventure : a prose pastoral of Acadian Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )

97 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cavalier by George Washington Cable( Book )

62 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy regrets wishing for a seven-foot bear
The Negro question : a selection of writings on civil rights in the South by George Washington Cable( Book )

25 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sevier by George Washington Cable( Book )

92 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scribner treasury : 22 classic tales( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of 22 classic American and English short stories
Strong hearts by George Washington Cable( Book )

49 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prevailing theme in these three tales by George W. Cable is strength of spirit or strong hearts. The collection includes one of Cable's best-known stories, The Solitary," in which a man attempts to cure his alcoholism by marooning himself on a deserted island
Bylow Hill by George Washington Cable( Book )

40 editions published between 1902 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in a small and quaint New England town in the late nineteenth century, Bylow Hill tells of the complex web of relationships between a number of inhabitants."--Page 4 of cover
John March, Southerner by George Washington Cable( Book )

65 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic novel criticizing the numerous ills of the Reconstruction-era South, including political corruption, vigilante violence, race riots, and misconceptions of southern honor. Set in the village of Suez in the fictional state of Dixie, the novel revolves around the coming of age of its hero, John March. As a young southerner, March struggles to develop his own value system when confronted with the questionable ethics of his father's slaveholding generation, as well as the corruption of both blacks and whites in the New South. When John March, Sr. dies, John Jr. becomes involved in a scheme to industrialize Widewood, his family plot. His earnest desire to grow into a gentleman, coupled with his bumbling naiveté, saves John from corruption, and he remains an endearing character surrounded by individuals intent on swindling away his land
Kincaid's battery by George Washington Cable( Book )

37 editions published between 1908 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in sultry New Orleans during the Civil War, Kincaid's Battery tells the story of a Confederate army artillery unit, Hilary Kincaid's Battery or the ladies' men," as they are more teasingly known. The men's various romances with the women of the Big Easy, among other adventures, examine themes of hope, peace, and the nature of war
The Creoles of Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )

60 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Delphine by George Washington Cable( Book )

46 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in French Quarter of New Orleans during the first quarter of the nineteenth century, the story is about an old quadroon woman whose life and home have spiraled downward from their prior state of grandeur
Creoles and cajuns : stories of old Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )

18 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two boys live by their wits in the dockside district of London until illness and a harsh winter compel them at last to seek help from other people
Strange true stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )

64 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BCR's Shelf2Life American Civil War Collection is a unique and exciting collection of pre-1923 titles focusing on the American Civil War and the people and events surrounding it. From memoirs and biographies of notable military figures to firsthand accounts of famous battles and in-depth discussions of slavery, this collection is a remarkable opportunity for scholars and historians to rediscover the experience and impact of the Civil War. The volumes contained in the collection were all written within 60 years of the end of the war, which means that most authors had living memory of it and w
Gideon's band : a tale of the Mississippi by George Washington Cable( Book )

31 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic tale of Mississippi River life
The Negro question by George Washington Cable( Book )

50 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the place of African American in America and racial relations between whites and blacks
The silent South, together with the freedman's case in equity and the convict lease system by George Washington Cable( Book )

32 editions published between 1885 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous adventures and prison escapes of the civil war by Thomas Henry Hines( Book )

31 editions published between 1893 and 2012 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The New Orleans of George Washington Cable : the 1887 Census Office report
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The Grandissimes : a story of Creole lifeThe New Orleans of George Washington Cable : the 1887 Census Office reportBonaventure : a prose pastoral of Acadian LouisianaThe cavalierStrong heartsBylow HillJohn March, SouthernerKincaid's battery
Alternative Names
Cable, G. W.

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Кэбль, Джордж Вашингтон

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Languages
English (1,294)

French (4)

German (3)

Spanish (2)