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Cable, George Washington 1844-1925

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Works: 601 works in 2,483 publications in 4 languages and 45,243 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Personal correspondence  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Correspondent, Honoree, Composer
Classifications: PS1244, 813.4
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Old Creole days by George Washington Cable( Book )

258 editions published between 81 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 3,541 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 )

206 editions published between 1880 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,915 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
Bonaventure : a prose pastoral of Acadian Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )

105 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bayou Teche is the dividing line. On its left is the land of bayous, lakes, and swamps; on its right, the beautiful short-turfed prairies of Western Louisiana. The Vermilion River divides the vast prairie into the countries of Attakapas on the east and Opelousas on the west. On its west bank, at its head of navigation, lies the sorry little town of Vermilionville, near about which on the north and east the prairie rises and falls with a gentle swell, from whose crests one may, as from the top of a wave, somewhat overlook the surrounding regions. Bayou Teche is the dividing line. On its left is the land of bayous, lakes, and swamps; on its right, the beautiful short-turfed prairies of Western Louisiana. The Vermilion River divides the vast prairie into the countries of Attakapas on the east and Opelousas on the west. On its west bank, at its head of navigation, lies the sorry little town of Vermilionville, near about which on the north and east the prairie rises and falls with a gentle swell, from whose crests one may, as from the top of a wave, somewhat overlook the surrounding regions
Dr. Sevier by George Washington Cable( Book )

103 editions published between 1883 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Negro question : a selection of writings on civil rights in the South by George Washington Cable( Book )

23 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strong hearts by George Washington Cable( )

59 editions published between 1889 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,134 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
The cavalier by George Washington Cable( Book )

70 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cavalier is a historical romance novel set in the Antebellum American South. Cable, a native of New Orleans, was an important Southern author who is noted for his realistic portrayal of Creole life in his home state of Louisiana
Bylow Hill by George Washington Cable( Book )

50 editions published between 1902 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small New England town in the late nineteenth century, focuses on two families, the Byingtons and the Winslows. The families' younger generations must face the challenges of a new century while navigating the currents of love and loss
John March, Southerner by George Washington Cable( Book )

72 editions published between 1894 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,086 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
The Scribner treasury : 22 classic tales( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of 22 classic American and English short stories
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 1,055 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
Kincaid's battery by George Washington Cable( )

50 editions published between 1908 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ILLUSTRATED BY ALONZO KIMBALL
The Creoles of Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )

74 editions published between 1884 and 2018 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Delphine by George Washington Cable( Book )

54 editions published between 1881 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here dwelt, sixty years ago and more, one Delphine Carraze; or, as she was commonly designated by the few who knew her, Madame Delphine. That she owned her home, and that it had been given her by the then deceased companion of her days of beauty, were facts so generally admitted as to be, even as far back as that sixty years ago, no longer a subject of gossip
Creoles and cajuns : stories of old Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )

20 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 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 )

80 editions published between 1889 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange True Stories of Louisianais George Washington Cable's compilation of seven unusual, factual accounts of life and history in the area. They include tales of two French sisters who made the dangerous trek to the unsettled lands of north Louisiana at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Focusing on New Orleans, Cable adds the story of "The 'Haunted House' in Royal Street," which spurs the imaginations of ghost hunters more than a century after its original writing. In the first published form, there is also a diary account from the Civil War of a Union woman trapped behind the battle lines. A celebrated journalist of his time, George Washington Cable became best known for his writings from New Orleans during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was the author of numerous news pieces and books, including Old Creole Daysand The Creoles of Louisiana, both published by Pelican
The silent South ; together with The freedman's case in equity, and, The convict lease system by George Washington Cable( )

32 editions published between 1885 and 2018 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flower of the Chapdelaines by George Washington Cable( )

36 editions published between 1918 and 2020 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 674 WorldCat member 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
Gideon's band : a tale of the Mississippi by George Washington Cable( Book )

35 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1888 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the place of African American in America and racial relations between whites and blacks
 
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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 lifeBonaventure : a prose pastoral of Acadian LouisianaStrong heartsThe cavalierBylow HillJohn March, SouthernerThe New Orleans of George Washington Cable : the 1887 Census Office reportKincaid's battery
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Cable, G. W.

Cable, G. W. 1844-1925

Cable, G. W. (George Washington), 1844-1925

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Кейбл, Джордж Вашингтон американский писатель-реалист, социолог, историк

Кэбль, Джордж Вашингтон

ג'ורג' וושינגטון קייבל מחבר רומנים אמריקאי

جورج واشنطن كيبل

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ケイブル, ジョージ・ワシントン

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Spanish (2)