Strange True Stories of Louisiana

Strange True Stories of Louisiana

George Washington Cable

Nonfiction / History / Classics

How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About Strange True Stories Of Louisiana by George Washington Cable George Washington Cable (October 12, 1844 – January 31, 1925) was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been called "the most important southern artist working in the late 19th century, as well as the first modern southern writer." In his treatment of racism, mixed-race families and miscegenation, his fiction has been thought to anticipate that of William Faulkner. He also wrote articles critical of contemporary society. Due to hostility against him after two 1885 essays encouraging racial equality and opposing Jim Crow, Cable moved with his family to Northampton, Massachusetts. He lived there for the next thirty years, then moved to Florida.
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The Grandissimes

The Grandissimes

George Washington Cable

Nonfiction / History / Classics

It was in the Théatre St. Philippe (they had laid a temporary floor over the parquette seats) in the city we now call New Orleans, in the month of September, and in the year 1803. Under the twinkle of numberless candles, and in a perfumed air thrilled with the wailing ecstasy of violins, the little Creole capital's proudest and best were offering up the first cool night of the languidly departing summer to the divine Terpsichore. For summer there, bear in mind, is a loitering gossip, that only begins to talk of leaving when September rises to go. It was like hustling her out, it is true, to give a select bal masqué at such a very early--such an amusingly early date; but it was fitting that something should be done for the sick and the destitute; and why not this? Everybody knows the Lord loveth a cheerful giver.
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Old Creole Days: A Story of Creole Life

Old Creole Days: A Story of Creole Life

George Washington Cable

Nonfiction / History / Classics

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The Flower of the Chapdelaines

The Flower of the Chapdelaines

George Washington Cable

Nonfiction / History / Classics

The Flower of the Chapdelaines is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by George Washington Cable is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of George Washington Cable then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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