The Grandissimes: A Story Of Creole Life by George Washington CableThe Grandissimes: A Story Of Creole Life by George Washington Cable

The Grandissimes: A Story Of Creole Life

byGeorge Washington CableIntroduction byMichael Kreyling

Paperback | December 1, 1988


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.
Born in New Orleans in 1844, George Washington Cable began his writing career as a columnist and reporter for local newspapers. A talent scout from Scribner’s Monthly “discovered” the writer, and the nation’s appetite for the exotic scenes and characters of the remnants of Creole civilization helped to make him popular. His first colle...
Title:The Grandissimes: A Story Of Creole LifeFormat: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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From Our Editors

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