The Grandissimes (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Story of Creole Life

The Grandissimes (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Story of Creole Life

by George Washington Cable
     
 

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Set in New Orleans shortly after the Louisiana Purchase, The Grandissimes, published in 1880, focuses on the Grandissime family, a large and powerful New Orleans creole clan with a racially mixed heritage.  It is a searing indictment of racism and the class system of the Old South.

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Set in New Orleans shortly after the Louisiana Purchase, The Grandissimes, published in 1880, focuses on the Grandissime family, a large and powerful New Orleans creole clan with a racially mixed heritage.  It is a searing indictment of racism and the class system of the Old South.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411435278
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
357
File size:
406 KB

Meet the Author

George Washington Cable (1844-1925), after fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War, wrote about his native Louisiana in realist novels. His anti-racist and pro-civil rights attitudes eventually brought him to the north. Novels such as Old Creole Days, The Grandissimes, and Madame Delphine are often cited as forerunners of the work of William Faulkner.

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