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Cabell, James Branch 1879-1958

Overview
Works: 946 works in 2,748 publications in 6 languages and 48,580 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Fantasy fiction  Bibliography  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Historical fiction  Allegories  Bibliographies 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Other, Honoree, Composer
Classifications: PS3505.A153, 813.5
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Jurgen : a comedy of justice by James Branch Cabell( Book )

188 editions published between 1919 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,695 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
Beyond life : dizain des demiurges by James Branch Cabell( Book )

47 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,193 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
Figures of earth : a comedy of appearances by James Branch Cabell( Book )

61 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 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 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
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
Domnei; a comedy of woman-worship by James Branch Cabell( Book )

61 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 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
The cream of the jest; a comedy of evasions by James Branch Cabell( Book )

52 editions published between 1907 and 2006 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These restless heads : a trilogy of romantics by James Branch Cabell( Book )

19 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1906 and 2015 in English and held by 839 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
Something about Eve; a comedy of fig-leaves by James Branch Cabell( Book )

23 editions published between 1927 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1923 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 795 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 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 780 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 St. Johns : a parade of diversities by James Branch Cabell( Book )

10 editions published between 1943 and 1960 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cords of vanity; a comedy of shirking by James Branch Cabell( Book )

25 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 712 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
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 )

13 editions published between 1947 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1924 and 1929 in English and held by 639 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 Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty letters addressed to famous personalities, real and fictitious, assessing their reputations and characters
The Best short stories of ... and the yearbook of the American short story( )

in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The certain hour, dizain des poètes by James Branch Cabell( Book )

25 editions published between 1916 and 1932 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straws and prayer-books; dizain des diversions by James Branch Cabell( Book )

17 editions published between 1924 and 1930 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jurgen : a comedy of justice
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Beyond life : dizain des demiurgesThese 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 historyAs I remember it; some epilogues in recollectionSeasoned authors for a new season : the search for standards in popular writing : a question of quality #2
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.

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Τζέιμς Μπραντς Κάμπελλ

Джеймс Бранч Кейбъл

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Кейбелл Д. 1879-1958

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Кейбелл Д. Б. 1879-1958

Кейбелл, Джеймс Брэнч

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Кэбелл Д. Б. 1879-1958

קעבל, דזשיימס ברענטש, 1879-1958

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קעבל, דזשײמס ברענטש 1879-1958

جيمس برانش كابل

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ジェイムズ・ブランチ・キャベル

Languages
English (865)

German (6)

Dutch (3)

Swedish (2)

French (1)

Czech (1)