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Cable, George Washington 1844-1925

Works: 527 works in 2,134 publications in 4 languages and 43,193 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Correspondent, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PS1244, 813.4
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Old Creole days by George Washington Cable( Book )
233 editions published between 81 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,792 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 )
167 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,279 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 Negro question : a selection of writings on civil rights in the South by George Washington Cable( Book )
32 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
Bonaventure : a prose pastoral of Acadian Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )
96 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
Dr. Sevier by George Washington Cable( Book )
92 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 libraries worldwide
The cavalier by George Washington Cable( Book )
61 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 libraries worldwide
This swashbuckling romance follows the fortunes of Miss Charlotte Durand, a Confederate patriot. She falls in love with and marries Captain Oliver only to learn, much to her surprise, that Captain Oliver is not the Confederate officer she believed him to be, but, rather, a Yankee spy. The Cavalier was later adapted for the stage
John March, Southerner by George Washington Cable( Book )
66 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 847 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
The Creoles of Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )
60 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 libraries worldwide
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 libraries worldwide
Short stories and sketches, including "Madame Delphine" and others from "Old Creole days."
Madame Delphine by George Washington Cable( Book )
46 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 761 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
Strong hearts by George Washington Cable( Book )
49 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 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 680 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
Strange true stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )
62 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 574 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 were facing the effects of the war while writing. These firsthand accounts allow the modern reader to more fully understand the culture of both the Union and Confederacy, the politics that governed the escalation and end of the war, the personal experience of life during the Civil War, and the most difficult and polarizing question in the history of the United States: slavery. The American Civil War Collection allows new readers access to the contemporary arguments and accounts surrounding the war, and is a vital new tool in understanding this important and pivotal chapter in American history
Kincaid's battery by George Washington Cable( Book )
37 editions published between 1908 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 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
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 453 libraries worldwide
A romantic tale of Mississippi River life
"Posson Jone," and, Père Raphaël : with a new word setting forth how and why the two tales are one by George Washington Cable( Book )
22 editions published between 1909 and 1993 in English and held by 444 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 414 libraries worldwide
The flower of the Chapdelaines by George Washington Cable( Book )
27 editions published between 1918 and 2011 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Geoffrey Chester is charmed by the beautiful woman Aline Chapdelaines he glimpses daily on his way to work. For Geoffrey, it's love at first sight. But romance seems impossible because of the exclusive Creole society to which she belongs. The discovery of an old manuscript brings him closer to her in this delicate depiction of the old régime in New Orleans
The New Orleans of George Washington Cable : the 1887 Census Office report by George Washington Cable( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 184 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
Mark Twain [and] G.W. Cable : the record of a literary friendship by George Washington Cable( Book )
7 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
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Кэбль, Джордж Вашингтон
جورج واشنطن كيبل
جورج واشنطن كيبل روائي أمريكي
ケイブル, ジョージ・ワシントン
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