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Cabell, James Branch 1879-1958

Overview
Works: 971 works in 2,912 publications in 6 languages and 49,125 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Fantasy fiction  Bibliographies  Biographies  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Historical fiction  Allegories 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Other, Honoree, Composer
Classifications: PS3505.A153, 813.5
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Most widely held works about James Branch Cabell
 
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Most widely held works by James Branch Cabell
Jurgen : a comedy of justice by James Branch Cabell( Book )

208 editions published between 1901 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 2,781 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, dizain des poètes by James Branch Cabell( )

62 editions published between 1916 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1916 collection of ten short stories based on the works of ten imaginary poets of different epochs contains Balthazar's Daughter, which Cabell later turned into his only published play, The Jewel Merchants. The collection also features two poems and a lengthy introduction
Figures of earth : a comedy of appearances by James Branch Cabell( Book )

64 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,173 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
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 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

50 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And so the little china people remained together and were thankful for the rivet in grandfathers neck and continued to love each other until they were broken to pieces
The silver stallion; a comedy of redemption by James Branch Cabell( Book )

59 editions published between 1919 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satiric and symbolic romance in which Manuel's widow institutes the cult of the Redeemer of Poictesme
Domnei; a comedy of woman-worship by James Branch Cabell( Book )

64 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 968 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
Beyond life; dizain des demiurges by James Branch Cabell( Book )

44 editions published between 1919 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1927 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cream of the jest; a comedy of evasions by James Branch Cabell( Book )

57 editions published between 1907 and 2006 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions is a comical and philosophical novel with possible fantasy elements, by James Branch Cabell, published in 1917. Much of it consists of the historical dreams and philosophical reflections of the main character, the famous writer Felix Kennaston
Gallantry : dizain des fêtes galantes by James Branch Cabell( Book )

33 editions published between 1906 and 2015 in English and held by 885 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 <i>Gallantry</i> 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
These restless heads : a trilogy of romantics by James Branch Cabell( Book )

20 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details glimpses of Cabell's life in Richmond, VA in the 1920s. He muses on mundane topics and elevates them into his fantasy realm, all the while discussing trivial details with a wry sense of humor and a perceptiveness that is both anthropological and entertaining. The language is very unique, and blends some Southern dialect with archaic words, foreign terms, and high fantasy-style prose, but the combination is fascinating, albeit a little idiosyncratic by modern standards
The high place : a comedy of disenchantment by James Branch Cabell( Book )

38 editions published between 1923 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 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
The St. Johns : a parade of diversities by James Branch Cabell( Book )

10 editions published between 1943 and 1960 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1924 and 1929 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

14 editions published between 1947 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1934 and 1968 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty letters addressed to famous personalities, real and fictitious, assessing their reputations and characters
The eagle's shadow by James Branch Cabell( )

31 editions published between 1904 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cabell's first novel, set in the strange and distant days when Colonel Roosevelt first became president, tells of a disputed inheritance that shapes and misshapes the lives of two young people: Billy Williams, a painter, and Margaret Hugonin, who does not desire wealth but has it thrust upon her
The Best short stories of ... and the yearbook of the American short story( )

in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cords of vanity by James Branch Cabell( )

37 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

INTRODUCTION by WILSON FOLLETT
 
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Jurgen : a comedy of justice
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The certain hour, dizain des poètesThe rivet in grandfather's neck : a comedy of limitationsThe silver stallion; a comedy of redemptionDomnei; a comedy of woman-worshipGallantry : dizain des fêtes galantesThese restless heads : a trilogy of romanticsLet me lie, being in the main an ethnological account of the remarkable commonwealth of Virginia and the making of its historyThe eagle's shadowThe cords of vanity
Alternative Names
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Cabell, Branch.

Cabell, Branch 1879-1958

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Τζέιμς Μπραντς Κάμπελλ

Джеймс Бранч Кейбъл

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Кейбелл Д. 1879-1958

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Кейбелл, Джеймс Брэнч

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קעבל, דזשיימס ברענטש, 1879-1958

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קעבל, דזשײמס ברענטש 1879-1958

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Languages
English (969)

German (5)

Dutch (4)

French (2)

Swedish (2)

Czech (1)