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Old Creole Days

W. Cable George W. Cable

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ISBN 10: 1604241926 / ISBN 13: 9781604241921
Published by Book Jungle, 2007
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Old Creole Days

Publisher: Book Jungle

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Creole life during the post-Civil War era is brilliantly depicted in this novel by celebrated author George Washington Cable. The stories in this volume illustrate life in New Orleans by using local dialect and colorful descriptions. Cable helped to lead the colorist movement in the 19th century.

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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 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 D�licieuse," tales that are alive with the sounds and scenes of nineteenth-century New Orleans.

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