WorldCat Identities

Tallant, Robert 1909-1957

Overview
Works: 40 works in 165 publications in 1 language and 5,450 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Fiction  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: F379.N5, 917.63
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Tallant
 
Most widely held works by Robert Tallant
Gumbo ya-ya by Louisiana Writers' Project( Book )

15 editions published between 1945 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One gets the sense while reading this government-sponsored collection that the writers were genuinely enjoying their time in the swamps of Louisiana. They capture the atmosphere of the city of New Orleans at that time, complete with superstitions, the persistent good humor of the residents, and the cries of fruit vendors hawking their wares in the streets
The pirate Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans by Robert Tallant( Book )

9 editions published between 1951 and 1998 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the pirate who became an American patriot during the war of 1812, when he and his pirate gang helped defeat the British during the Battle of New Orleans
The Louisiana Purchase by Robert Tallant( Book )

7 editions published between 1952 and 1966 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the factors and people involved in the Louisiana Purchase and its importance to the security and growth of the United States
Voodoo in New Orleans by Robert Tallant( Book )

32 editions published between 1946 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Straightforward handling of.. . voodooism in all its manifestations." --Kirkus Reviews Originally published in 1946, this intriguing book examines the rites and beliefs associated with voodoo through the legends of the art--its charms, trances, rituals, and difficult-to-explain occurrences
Evangeline and the Acadians by Robert Tallant( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Acadians from their exile from Nova Scotia to their settlement in Louisiana
The romantic New Orleanians by Robert Tallant( Book )

6 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mardi gras by Robert Tallant( Book )

11 editions published between 1948 and 1976 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Orleans city guide by La.) Federal Writers' Project (New Orleans( Book )

6 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1938, under the direction of novelist and historian Lyle Saxon, The Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration produced this delightfully detailed portrait of New Orleans. It is consistently hailed as one of the best books produced about the city."--Back cover
The voodoo queen; a novel by Robert Tallant( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mardi gras--as it was by Robert Tallant( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the history of the New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration and describes the traditions associated with the event, including the parades, costumes, balls, and feasts
Ready to hang; seven famous New Orleans murders by Robert Tallant( Book )

7 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of seven of the most renowned murders of the early twentieth century, compiled by beloved New Orleans novelist, Robert Tallant, reveals the grisly side of the Big Easy. Remarkably researched and intricately described, the thrilling details of each story jump right off the page to intrigue and chill the reader. Readers will learn about the enthralling tale of fat Kate Townsend, owner of the elegant brothel on Basin Street, who was found dead on her bed, as well as the disturbing story of French hypnotist Dr. Deschamps, who was found in his filthy room with a young girl dead beside him. From the mafia to a twenty-five-year-old girl, a quadruple killer from a respectable family, to the ever mysterious Axman, a ripper-esque angel of death, these accounts of New Orleans? murder history will make for fascinating reading." --from the publisher
Mrs. Candy and Saturday night by Robert Tallant( Book )

7 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mrs. Candy's boarding house on Cairo Street in New Orleans never sees a dull moment. Whether the young lovers are fighting again or the middle-aged politician is harassing the single secretary, a nosy window's work is never done. One particularly eventful day brings old ghosts and an odd pair of upper-class do-gooders to the neighborhood. After Mrs. Candy decides to throw a party for her renters, love, sorrow, and jealously collide in a night that will change all of their lives forever" --Cover, p. 4
Mrs. Candy strikes it rich by Robert Tallant( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich man disapproves of his wife's efforts to enter high society
Love and Mrs. Candy by Robert Tallant( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A state in Mimosa, a novel by Robert Tallant( Book )

3 editions published in 1950 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern territory : a novel by Robert Tallant( Book )

4 editions published between 1951 and 1953 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angel in the wardrobe by Robert Tallant( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Preen's salon by Robert Tallant( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabulous New Orleans by Lyle Saxon( Book )

3 editions published between 1950 and 1954 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder in New Orleans : seven famous trials by Robert Tallant( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Voodoo in New Orleans
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English (141)

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The pirate Lafitte and the Battle of New OrleansVoodoo in New OrleansEvangeline and the AcadiansThe voodoo queen; a novelMardi gras--as it was