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Cabell, James Branch 1879-1958

Overview
Works: 962 works in 2,866 publications in 6 languages and 49,719 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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Jurgen : a comedy of justice by James Branch Cabell( Book )

206 editions published between 1901 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 2,863 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( )

61 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,568 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
Beyond life; dizain des demiurges by James Branch Cabell( Book )

55 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,238 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 )

64 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 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 1,145 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 1,127 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 )

56 editions published between 1919 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satiric and symbolic romance in which Manuel's widow institutes the cult of the Redeemer of Poictesme
The high place : a comedy of disenchantment by James Branch Cabell( Book )

60 editions published between 1923 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 979 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..." -- The Encyclopedia of Fantasy
Domnei; a comedy of woman-worship by James Branch Cabell( Book )

63 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 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 )

56 editions published between 1907 and 2006 in English and held by 909 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
These restless heads : a trilogy of romantics by James Branch Cabell( Book )

20 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in English and held by 881 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
Gallantry : dizain des fêtes galantes by James Branch Cabell( Book )

25 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1943 and 1960 in English and held by 749 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 )

15 editions published between 1947 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 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 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1924 and 1930 in English and held by 644 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, reassessing their reputations and characters
The Best short stories of ... and the yearbook of the American short story( )

in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eagle's shadow by James Branch Cabell( )

32 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 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
 
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Jurgen : a comedy of justice
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The certain hour, dizain des poètesBeyond life; dizain des demiurgesThe rivet in grandfather's neck : a comedy of limitationsThese restless heads : a trilogy of romanticsGallantry : dizain des fêtes galantesLet 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 recollection
Alternative Names
Branch Cabell, James

Branch Cabell James 1879-1958

Cabell, Branch.

Cabell, Branch 1879-1958

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James Branch Cabell, A. E. W.

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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

ג'יימס בראנץ' קבל

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, J・B

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 (952)

German (7)

Dutch (4)

French (2)

Swedish (2)

Czech (1)