Cable, George Washington 1844-1925
Most widely held works about George Washington Cable
Most widely held works by George Washington Cable
Old Creole days by George Washington Cable ( Book )
138 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,533 libraries worldwide
Grayish olive green (C127) cloth; gilt title and roses within gilt double rule frame, all within gilt single rule and dot-and-line border, signed "MA", i.e. Margaret Armstrong; motif repeated on spine; t.e.g., untrimmed.
The Grandissimes; a story of Creole life by George Washington Cable ( Book )
113 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,491 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 )
12 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
Creoles and cajuns, stories of old Louisiana by George Washington Cable ( Book )
8 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
Dr. Sevier by George Washington Cable ( Book )
58 editions published between 1883 and 2009 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Bonaventure : a prose pastoral of Acadian Louisiana by George Washington Cable ( Book )
50 editions published between 1880 and 2008 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
The cavalier by George Washington Cable ( Book )
40 editions published between 1901 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 libraries worldwide
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John March, southerner by George Washington Cable ( Book )
37 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Plain dark olive green (C128) cloth; decorative gilt lettering and roses on spine; t.e.g., untrimmed.
The Creoles of Louisiana by George Washington Cable ( Book )
39 editions published between 1884 and 2000 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Bylow Hill by George Washington Cable ( Book )
19 editions published between 1902 and 2005 in English and held by 622 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."--P.  of cover.
Madame Delphine by George Washington Cable ( Book )
27 editions published between 1881 and 2006 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Strong hearts by George Washington Cable ( Book )
27 editions published between 1899 and 1998 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Plain dark olive green (C128) cloth; decorative gilt spine; t.e.g., untrimmed.
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 562 libraries worldwide
The New Orleans of George Washington Cable the 1887 Census Office report by George Washington Cable ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 542 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.
Strange true stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable ( Book )
37 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Kincaid's battery by George Washington Cable ( Book )
19 editions published between 1907 and 1974 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
Fair copy of a passage which appears with extensive alterations on p. 273 of the ed. published: New York, C. Scribner's sons, 1908.
The silent South by George Washington Cable ( Book )
4 editions published between 1885 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Gideon's band : a tale of the Mississippi by George Washington Cable ( Book )
12 editions published between 1914 and 2008 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
Famous adventures and prison escapes of the civil war ( Book )
23 editions published between 1893 and 2008 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
The Negro question by George Washington Cable ( Book )
36 editions published between 1888 and 1993 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
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Cable, G. W. (George Washington), 1844-1925
Cable, Georg W. 1844-1925
Cable, George W., 1844-1925
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