Old Creole Days

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One of the greatest and most celebrated Southern writers of his day, George Washington Cable (1844-1925) helped to lead the local colorist movement of the late 1800s with his pioneering use of dialect and his skill with the short story form. A Southern reformist, Cable wrote faithful portrayals of Creoles and their culture that depict the Creole way of life during the transitory post-Civil War period.

Originally published in 1879, Old Creole Days catapulted Cable to national ...

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Old Creole Days (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Story of Creole Life

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Overview

One of the greatest and most celebrated Southern writers of his day, George Washington Cable (1844-1925) helped to lead the local colorist movement of the late 1800s with his pioneering use of dialect and his skill with the short story form. A Southern reformist, Cable wrote faithful portrayals of Creoles and their culture that depict the Creole way of life during the transitory post-Civil War period.

Originally published in 1879, Old Creole Days catapulted Cable to national recognition. The stories within reflect the everyday life of the New Orleans Creoles through a mixture of humor and the unique Creole patois. Cable's best-known work, Old Creole Days includes such famous stories as "Posson Jone'," "Jean-ah Poquelin," and "Madame Dï licieuse," tales that are alive with the sounds and scenes of nineteenth-century New Orleans.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780882897806
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Series: Pelican Pouch Series
  • Edition description: Pelican pbk. ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 4.35 (w) x 7.11 (h) x 0.71 (d)

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One of the greatest and most celebrated Southern writers of his day, George Washington Cable (1844-1925) helped lead the local-color movement of the late 1800s with his pioneering use of dialect and his skill in the short-story form. After serving in the Confederate army, he began to write for the New Orleans Picayune. Cable has been called the most important Southern artist working in the late-nineteenth century, as well as the first modern Southern writer. A complete listing of his books published by Pelican is available by request.

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