Revealing historical tales of the Southern mystique.,
“From various necessities of the case I am sometimes the story-teller, and sometimes, in the reader’s interest, have to abridge; but I add no fact and trim naught of value away. . . . In time, place, circumstance, in every essential feature, I give them as I got themstrange stories that truly happened, all partly, some wholly, in Louisiana.”
George W. Cable
Featuring seven factual accounts of life and history in the area, this compilation includes tales of French nuns, haunted houses, and even a Union woman trapped behind Civil War battle lines. Cable brings together all the unusual and unique aspects of New Orleans and the South in this literary collection.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Series:||Short Story Index Reprint Series|
|Edition description:||1st Pelican ed|
|Product dimensions:||4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
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.