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Cabell, James Branch 1879-1958

Overview
Works: 791 works in 2,414 publications in 6 languages and 45,489 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy fiction  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Historical fiction  Allegories  Juvenile works  Short stories 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Signer
Classifications: PS3505.A153, 813.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Branch Cabell
Jurgen : a comedy of justice by James Branch Cabell( Book )

166 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fantasy recounts a time-traveler's adventures through a supernatural dreamscape in which he has romances with Guenevere and The Lady of the Lake and confrontations with God and the Devil
The cream of the jest; a comedy of evasions by James Branch Cabell( Book )

68 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond life; dizain des demiurges by James Branch Cabell( Book )

59 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work of fiction is a conversation between an author named John Chateris, and a youthful editor. The two discuss books and editions, which are not yet written, in the setting of a library a figurative story which comments on the publishing industry, done in a masterful way
The silver stallion; a comedy of redemption by James Branch Cabell( Book )

52 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satiric and symbolic romance in which Manuel's widow institutes the cult of the Redeemer of Poictesme
Figures of earth : a comedy of appearances by James Branch Cabell( Book )

59 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Manuel, a swineherd in thirteenth-century France, who becomes Count Manuel of Poictesme. The motto on his coat of arms is "Mundus Vult Decipi"--The world wishes to be deceived. It is in playing on others' expectations that he rises to hero status and becomes Manuel the Redeemer
These restless heads : a trilogy of romantics by James Branch Cabell( Book )

19 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The high place; a comedy of disenchantment by James Branch Cabell( Book )

52 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in English and German and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something about Eve; a comedy of fig-leaves by James Branch Cabell( Book )

38 editions published between 1927 and 2003 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The St. Johns : a parade of diversities by James Branch Cabell( Book )

11 editions published between 1943 and 1960 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The line of love by James Branch Cabell( Book )

46 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chivalry : illustrated by James Branch Cabell( Book )

59 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a revered fantasy writer, James Branch Cabell came to be known for richly imagined universes rife with fascinating detail. This early novel takes place in the "real world" of early-twentieth-century America, but it is filled with the same kind of insightful observations that enlivened Cabell's later books
Straws and prayer-books; dizain des diversions by James Branch Cabell( Book )

26 editions published between 1924 and 2003 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domnei; a comedy of woman-worship by James Branch Cabell( Book )

60 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sumptuous adventures of Perion, an outlaw wrongly accused of murdering a king. While taking refuge by masquerading as a prominent vicomte [viscount], Perion falls hopelessly in love with Lady Melicent, the count's sister, who in turn helps Perion escape his pursuers -- only to have his ship waylaid by thugs in the employ of the ghastly heathen warlord Demetrios. Learning of Perion's fate, Melicent makes her way to the court of Demetrios, where she offers herself in exchange for Perion's freedom. --www.manybooks.net
Let me lie, being in the main an ethnological account of the remarkable commonwealth of Virginia and the making of its history by James Branch Cabell( Book )

9 editions published between 1947 and 2001 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of Ecben : a comedietta involving a gentleman by James Branch Cabell( Book )

17 editions published between 1924 and 1929 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladies and gentlemen; a parcel of reconsiderations by James Branch Cabell( Book )

13 editions published between 1934 and 1968 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rivet in grandfather's neck : a comedy of limitations by James Branch Cabell( Book )

52 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1915 novel is set in Virginia in the waning years of the nineteenth century. A marriage between an aristocratic Southern gentleman and the spoiled daughter of a businessman affords Cabell the opportunity, with lapidary grace and gently devastating irony, of skewering the chivalric illusions of the Old South
The cords of vanity; a comedy of shirking by James Branch Cabell( Book )

38 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American author James Branch Cabell developed into a well-known fantasy writer later in his literary career, but his early novels focused on documenting (and slyly commenting upon) the lives of the American aristocracy in the early twentieth century. The Cords of Vanity follows the travails of a troubled protagonist whose creative aspirations slowly begin to tear him apart
The certain hour, dizain des poètes by James Branch Cabell( Book )

51 editions published between 1916 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twelfth novel in The Biography of the Life of Manuel, a series that follows the life of Dom Manuel and his descendants"--Provided by publisher
Gallantry : dizain des fêtes galantes by James Branch Cabell( Book )

30 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American writer James Branch Cabell carved out a literary niche of his own with a body of work that combines fantasy, humor, and allegory. The novel Gallantry succeeds marvelously on all three levels. In terms of plot, it's a rollicking action-adventure quest story that fans of fiction set in the medieval era will relish. Thematically, it's a clever send-up of the very notion of gallantry and all of the harm wrought by this complex social code
 
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Jurgen : a comedy of justice
Alternative Names
Branch Cabell, James

Branch Cabell James 1879-1958

Cabell, Branch.

Cabell, Branch 1879-1958

Džeimsas Brenšas Keibelas

James Branch Cabell, A. E. W.

James Branch Cabell Amerikaans schrijver

James Branch Cabell amerikansk författare

James Branch Cabell amerikansk skribent

James Branch Cabell écrivain américain

James Branch Cabell englischer Fantasy-Schriftsteller

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Τζέιμς Μπραντς Κάμπελλ

Джеймс Бранч Кейбъл

Кейбелл Д. 1879-1958

Кейбелл Д. Б. 1879-1958

Кейбелл, Джеймс Брэнч

Кэбелл Д. Б. 1879-1958

קעבל, דזשײמס ברענטש

קעבל, דזשײמס ברענטש 1879-1958

جيمس برانش كابل

キャベル, ジェイムズ・ブランチ

ジェイムズ・ブランチ・キャベル

Languages
English (1,020)

German (9)

Dutch (3)

French (2)

Swedish (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
The cream of the jest; a comedy of evasionsBeyond life; dizain des demiurgesThese restless heads : a trilogy of romanticsSomething about Eve; a comedy of fig-leavesThe line of loveChivalry : illustratedStraws and prayer-books; dizain des diversionsDomnei; a comedy of woman-worship