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Cabell, James Branch 1879-1958

Overview
Works: 839 works in 2,601 publications in 6 languages and 48,244 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bibliography  History  Short stories  Bibliographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Periodicals  Fantasy fiction  Historical fiction 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Honoree, Composer
Classifications: PS3505.A153, 813.5
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Jurgen : a comedy of justice by James Branch Cabell( Book )

192 editions published between 1919 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,875 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 certain hour by James Branch Cabell( )

21 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,866 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
Beyond life : dizain des demiurges by James Branch Cabell( Book )

61 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,235 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
Fifty years of the American short story : from the O. Henry awards, 1919-1970 by William Miller Abrahams( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
Figures of earth : a comedy of appearances by James Branch Cabell( Book )

57 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and held by 1,153 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
The cream of the jest; a comedy of evasions by James Branch Cabell( Book )

62 editions published between 1907 and 2006 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silver stallion : a comedy of redemption by James Branch Cabell( Book )

54 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satiric and symbolic romance in which Manuel's widow institutes the cult of the Redeemer of Poictesme
The cords of vanity; a comedy of shirking by James Branch Cabell( Book )

54 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1909 novel is narrated by Robert Etheridge Townsend, a young Southern writer recounting a life of wealth and leisure in the waning years of the nineteenth century. It is a gentle but not un-barbed satire of manners that skewers snobbery and convenience marriages
Domnei; a comedy of woman-worship by James Branch Cabell( Book )

66 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 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
These restless heads : a trilogy of romantics by James Branch Cabell( Book )

25 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallantry : dizain des fêtes galantes by James Branch Cabell( Book )

33 editions published between 1906 and 2015 in English and held by 807 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
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 held by 788 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
Something about Eve; a comedy of fig-leaves by James Branch Cabell( Book )

32 editions published between 1927 and 1979 in English and held by 784 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 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1923 and 2003 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the sulphurous The High Place, the amoral hero Florian enters the sleeping-beauty story and (unlike Jurgen with Helen) does not draw back at the sight of excessive beauty. Complications ensue: Beauty is realistically diminished during pregnancy, the first-born child is forfeit to Satan under the pact that guaranteed Florain's success, and an irascible saint is eager to call down holy fire on transgressors. Florian treads close to damnation and is saved only when Satan and the angel Michael conspire to let recent events become, again, a dream: he has a rare second chance and learns better." -- The Encyclopedia of Fantasy
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 )

12 editions published between 1947 and 2001 in English and held by 675 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 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American short stories ... and the yearbook of the American short story( )

in English and held by 651 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 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty letters addressed to famous personalities, real and fictitious, reassessing their reputations and characters
Straws and prayer-books; dizain des diversions by James Branch Cabell( Book )

26 editions published between 1924 and 2003 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jurgen : a comedy of justice
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Beyond life : dizain des demiurgesThe cords of vanity; a comedy of shirkingDomnei; a comedy of woman-worshipThese restless heads : a trilogy of romanticsGallantry : dizain des fêtes galantesThe rivet in grandfather's neck : a comedy of limitationsLet me lie, being in the main an ethnological account of the remarkable commonwealth of Virginia and the making of its historyStraws and prayer-books; dizain des diversions
Alternative Names
Branch Cabell, James

Branch Cabell James 1879-1958

Cabell, Branch.

Cabell, Branch 1879-1958

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Τζέιμς Μπραντς Κάμπελλ

Джеймс Бранч Кейбъл

Кейбелл Д

Кейбелл Д. 1879-1958

Кейбелл Д. Б

Кейбелл Д. Б. 1879-1958

Кейбелл, Джеймс Брэнч

Кэбелл Д. Б

Кэбелл Д. Б. 1879-1958

קעבל, דזשיימס ברענטש, 1879-1958

קעבל, דזשײמס ברענטש

קעבל, דזשײמס ברענטש 1879-1958

جيمس برانش كابل

جيمس برانش كابل مؤلف أمريكي

جیمس 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 (934)

German (6)

Dutch (3)

Swedish (2)

French (1)

Czech (1)