The Grandissimes

Cable goes on to prove that if people in this society were in fact judged by their manners, as the Creoles purport to do, the quadroons would be ladies and gentlemen and the Grandissimes would be barbarians. Cable forces his readers to ...

The Grandissimes

Set in the mysterious shadowed city of New Orleans in the years immediately following the Louisiana Purchase, George Washington Cable's classic novel of the Old South traces the declining fortunes of a family and their society as they struggle with long-standing divisions of race and class and with the ideals of democracy and liberty imposed by their new American rulers. The hero of the novel, Joseph Frowenfeld, is a young scientist who moves to Louisiana to make his fortune. An outsider, Frowenfeld learns the ways of the Creoles and of the few Americans in the city through his acquaintance with the proud Grandissime family. He comes to know Honore Grandissime, the young leader of the clan, as well as his half-brother, a prosperous free man of color also named Honore, who has the power to rescue his relations from financial ruin.

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The Grandissimes
Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: George Washington Cable
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Set in the mysterious shadowed city of New Orleans in the years immediately following the Louisiana Purchase, George Washington Cable's classic novel of the Old South traces the declining fortunes of a family and their society as they struggle with long-standing divisions of race and class and with the ideals
Standards of Value
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Michael Germana
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-01 - Publisher: University of Iowa Press

In Standards of Value, Michael Germana reveals how tectonic shifts in U.S. monetary policy—from the Coinage Act of 1834 to the abolition of the domestic gold standard in 1933–34—correspond to strategic changes by American writers who renegotiated the value of racial difference. Populating the pages of this bold and innovative
On Humor
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Louis J. Budd, Edwin Harrison Cady
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Best from American Literature

From 1929 to the latest issue, American Literature has been the foremost journal expressing the findings of those who study our national literature. American Literature has published the best work of literary historians, critics, and bibliographers, ranging from the founders of discipline to the best current critics and researchers. The
Barriers between Us
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Cassandra Jackson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-08 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

This provocative book examines the representation of characters of mixed African and European descent in the works of African American and European American writers of the 19th century. The importance of mulatto figures as agents of ideological exchange in the American literary tradition has yet to receive sustained critical attention.
The Companion to Southern Literature
Language: en
Pages: 1054
Authors: Joseph M. Flora, Lucinda Hardwick MacKethan
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-11-01 - Publisher: LSU Press

Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Selected as an Outstanding Reference Source by the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association There are many anthologies of southern literature, but this is the first companion. Neither a survey of masterpieces nor a biographical sourcebook, The Companion