The Grandissimes: A Story of Creole Life (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 1, 1988 - Fiction - 368 pages
3 Reviews
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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User Review  - Phillip Butler - Goodreads

Great read. While the views on race of the author are outdated today, they must have been quite progressive at the time. Loved the textual interpretation of early 19th century Creole English. Due to its age, the book is also available free on Amazon Kindle! Read full review

Review: The Grandissimes: A Story of Creole Life

User Review  - Kenneth - Goodreads

We'll begin with the junior. I like Cable. I really like the way he writes and what he's writing about. I must, of course, tender this statement with a caveat lector, as a man from New Orleans hearing ... Read full review


Title Page Copyright Page Introduction
Masked Batteries
The Fate of the Immigrant
And Who Is My Neighbor?
Family Trees
A Maiden Who Will Not Marry
Lost Opportunities
Was It Honoré Grandissime?
Interrupted Preliminaries
Unkindest Cut of
Clotilde as a Surgeon
Fo Wad You Cryne?
Auroras Last Picayune
Honoré Makes Some Confessions
Tests of Friendship
Louisiana States Her Wants

SignedHonoré Grandissime
Illustrating the Tractive Power of Basil
Oo Dad Is Sieur Frowenfel?
Sudden Flashes of Light
The Philosophe
A Call from the RentSpectre
Before Sunset
Rolled in the Dust
Starlight in the Rue Chartres
That Night
New Light upon Dark Places
Art and Commerce
A Very Natural Mistake
Doctor Keene Recovers His Bullet
Wars within the Breast
Frowenfeld Keeps His Appointment
Frowenfeld Makes an Argument
Aurora as a Historian
A Ride and a Rescue
The Fête de Grandpère
The Story of BrasCoupé
The Story of BrasCoupé continued
Another Wound in a New Place
Frowenfeld Finds Sylvestre
To Come to the Point
An Inheritance of Wrong
The Eagle Visits the Doves in Their Nest
Bad for Charlie Keene
More Reparation
The PiqueenTerre Loses One of Her Crew Chapter 47 The News
An Indignant Family and a Smashed Shop
Over the New Store
A Proposal of Marriage
Business Changes
Love Lies ABleeding
Frowenfeld at the Grandissime Mansion
Cauldron Bubble
Blood for a Blow
Voudou Cured
Dying Words
Where Some Creole Money Goes
All Right

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About the author (1988)

Cable was one of the greatest and most celebrated Southern writers of his day. He helped lead the Local Color movement of the late 1800s with his pioneering use of dialect and his skill with the short-story form. A Southern reformist, Cable faithfully depicted the Creole way of life during the transitional post-Civil War period.

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