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Cabell, James Branch 1879-1958

Overview
Works: 943 works in 2,744 publications in 6 languages and 48,494 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, Honoree, Other, Composer
Classifications: PS3505.A153, 813.5
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Jurgen : a comedy of justice by James Branch Cabell( Book )

187 editions published between 1919 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,700 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( )

54 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,493 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 )

50 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,194 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 1,167 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 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
The silver stallion : a comedy of redemption by James Branch Cabell( Book )

55 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,005 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 )

56 editions published between 1923 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 922 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
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 912 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 892 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 871 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 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 779 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 753 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 714 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 637 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 )

20 editions published between 1924 and 1930 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jurgen : a comedy of justice
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The certain hour, dizain des poètesBeyond life : dizain des demiurgesThese restless heads : a trilogy of romanticsThe 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 historyGallantry : dizain des fêtes galantesAs 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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קעבל, דזשיימס ברענטש, 1879-1958

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Languages
English (907)

German (6)

Dutch (3)

Swedish (2)

French (1)

Czech (1)