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Cable, George Washington 1844-1925

Overview
Works: 504 works in 1,962 publications in 4 languages and 41,658 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Correspondent, Other
Classifications: PS1244, 813.4
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Old Creole days by George Washington Cable( Book )

216 editions published between 81 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,779 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 )

158 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,311 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 Negro question : a selection of writings on civil rights in the South by George Washington Cable( Book )

73 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonaventure : a prose pastoral of Acadian Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )

90 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sevier by George Washington Cable( Book )

89 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John March, Southerner by George Washington Cable( Book )

58 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 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 cavalier by George Washington Cable( Book )

57 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member 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
The Creoles of Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )

55 editions published between 1884 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creoles and cajuns, stories of old Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )

17 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories and sketches, including "Madame Delphine" and others from "Old Creole days."
Madame Delphine by George Washington Cable( Book )

42 editions published between 1881 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 770 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
Strong hearts by George Washington Cable( Book )

47 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 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 )

38 editions published between 1902 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 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
Strange true stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable( Book )

58 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and held by 563 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 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 )

33 editions published between 1907 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 1885 and 1969 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gideon's band : a tale of the Mississippi by George Washington Cable( Book )

30 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 1909 and 1993 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous adventures and prison escapes of the civil war by United States( Book )

23 editions published between 1893 and 2008 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silent South, together with the freedman's case in equity and the convict lease system by George Washington Cable( Book )

30 editions published between 1885 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Orleans of George Washington Cable : the 1887 Census Office report by George Washington Cable( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 179 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."--book jacket
 
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The New Orleans of George Washington Cable : the 1887 Census Office report
Alternative Names
Cable, G. W.

Cable, G. W. 1844-1925

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

Cable, Georg W. 1844-1925

Cable, George W.

Cable, George W. 1844-1925

Cable, George Washington

George Washington Cable

George Washington Cable Amerikaans romanschrijver (1844-1925)

George Washington Cable, Carl Lotus

George Washington Cable écrivain américain

George Washington Cable US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Кэбль, Джордж Вашингтон

جورج واشنطن كيبل

ケイブル, ジョージ・ワシントン

Languages
English (1,218)

French (4)

German (3)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The Grandissimes : a story of Creole lifeBonaventure : a prose pastoral of Acadian LouisianaJohn March, SouthernerThe cavalierThe Creoles of LouisianaMadame DelphineStrong heartsBylow Hill