The Grandissimes: A Story Of Creole Life

Paperback | December 1, 1988

byGeorge Washington CableIntroduction byMichael Kreyling

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Setting forth formidable arguments for racial equality, Cable’s novel of feuding Creole families in early nineteenth-century New Orleans blends post–Civil War social dissent and Romanticism.

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 Critics continue to debate George Washington Cable’s status as a writer. Alternately proclaimed as romanticist, social dissenter, civil rights pioneer and author who penetrated literary tradition to open the way for the likes of Thomas Wolfe and William Faulkner, he is sometimes dismissed as merely a popular local and topical writer. ...

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Setting forth formidable arguments for racial equality, Cable’s novel of feuding Creole families in early nineteenth-century New Orleans blends post–Civil War social dissent and Romanticism.

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Setting forth formidable arguments for racial equality, Cable’s novel of feuding Creole families in early nineteenth-century New Orleans blends post–Civil War social dissent and Romanticism.

Setting forth formidable arguments for racial equality, Cable’s novel of feuding Creole families in early nineteenth-century New Orleans blends post–Civil War social dissent and Romanticism.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.81 inPublished:December 1, 1988Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140433228

ISBN - 13:9780140433227

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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 Critics continue to debate George Washington Cable’s status as a writer. Alternately proclaimed as romanticist, social dissenter, civil rights pioneer and author who penetrated literary tradition to open the way for the likes of Thomas Wolfe and William Faulkner, he is sometimes dismissed as merely a popular local and topical writer. The Grandissimes, a richly textured tale of two aspiring lovers set amidst the pageantry and squalor of late 19th century New Orleans however has withstood the passage of time and barbs of detractors to stand as one of the richest novels in American literature