Tales of a Time and Place: Louisiana Bayou History and Heritage in Five Stories

Tales of a Time and Place: Louisiana Bayou History and Heritage in Five Stories

by Grace King


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Grace King?s stories offer vivid glimpses into Louisiana?s heritage, set in the rural bayou and the lively French Quarter of New Orleans.

Born to a prominent family in New Orleans, Grace King nevertheless experienced hardship in the years following the American Civil War. Her character?s in these lively stories range from the impoverished to the wealthy and distinguished; the full social strata of Louisiana are depicted as it was in the mid-19th century. With the state?s French heritage comes outpourings of patriotism and recollections of Napoleon?s glory, while Christian adherence underpins much of the society.

Bayou L'Ombre is a story notable for its autobiographical elements and setting during the U.S. Civil War. The confusion and chaos of the time serves as a backdrop to the dramas unfolding in the marshy districts around the family sugar plantation. The occupying federal forces, and rumors of fighting somewhere off in territory further north convey tension, drama and uncertainty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780359742905
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 06/21/2019
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

Bayou l’Ombre 4

Bonne Maman 31

Madrilène; or, The Festival of the Dead 56

The Christmas Story of a Little Church 83

In the French Quarter. 1870. 114

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