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ISBN: 1172210586
Author: George Washington 1844-1925 Cable
Language: English
Publisher: Nabu Press (October 15, 2010)
Pages: 390
Category: World
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 309
Size Fb2: 1427 kb
Size ePub: 1631 kb
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George Washington Cable. How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About Strange True Stories Of Louisiana by George Washington Cable George Washington Cable (October 12, 1844 – January 31, 1925) was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. In his treatment of racism, mixed-race families and miscegenation, his fiction has been thought to anticipate that of William Faulkner. He also wrote articles critical of contemporary society.

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In his own romance with Louisiana, Cable came upon many stories written by its denizens

In his own romance with Louisiana, Cable came upon many stories written by its denizens. While Cable assisted some authors in finding places to publish their works, there were many stories he kept for himself. Much of this collection can now be found in Strange True Stories of Louisiana. They are mine by right of discovery,? writes Cable One of the greatest and most celebrated Southern writers of his day, George Washington Cable (1844-1925) helped lead the local-color movement of the late 1800s with his pioneering use of dialect and his skill in the short-story form. After serving in the Confederate army, he began to write for the New Orleans Picayune.

George Washington Cable (October 12, 1844 – January 31, 1925) was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been called "the most important southern artist working in the late 19th century", as well as "the first modern southern writer.

Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925: Old Creole Days: A Story of Creole Life (New York: C. Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925: Strange True Stories of Louisiana (Gutenberg text and illustrated HTML). Scribner's Sons, 1906) (page images at HathiTrust). Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925: Strong Hearts (Gutenberg text).

The vast ways that Strange, True Stories of Louisiana fascinated me from the . George Washington Cable was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native Louisiana.

The vast ways that Strange, True Stories of Louisiana fascinated me from the first story to through the last. The description of how Cable got them bored me a bit, but that information is curious to keep in mind when reading the stories later. This is one of strange but true books popular in the 19th and 20th centuries before we had strange but true television. This is very interesting but true probably is a word stretched thin. Books by George Washington Cable.

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Comments:

Kirinaya
Before I start my review, I would like to reassure people that Mr. Cable was opposed to slavery, as I found out when I did a little research. He fought on the Southern side in the Civil War, but later became an advocate for social equality and against Jim Crow, lynchings, et al. He became so unpopular in his native Louisiana that he was forced to move to the North in 1885.
This book, written in 1890, is full of interesting true stories, just as the title promises. (the Introduction tells us how they were acquired.) Many of them are set during slavery days. What impressed me the most, and shocked me, is how much slavery was just taken for granted. It was part of that world just as much as automobiles are part of ours. They just didn't think about it; it was part of the background.
Even though most of the stories aren't about slaves, this would be an excellent book for a teacher to use to teach about slavery - but beware. The details I learned about in the story about one of a pair of twin girl immigrants who was accidentally sold into slavery shocked me to the core, and depressed me.
Also interesting are the details about the lives of immigrant pioneers (for instance, in 1795), how they traveled, how they lived, et cetera. It's a great book for learning the details about life in Louisiana when it was still being settled. It was a far, far, far cry from our modern lives!
Oh, and the stories are pretty good, too!
Rainpick
Don't buy this book. It is unreadable. The pages consist of what look like cell phone photos, poorly done. Images are in poor contrast but could be readable (with a magnifying glass and a bright light) if all the text was there. It definitely is not. Pages on the right are mostly all there but on the left sides they are cut off so much that significant amounts of the text aren't there. The binding seems good but as a whole it is useless.
Samulkree
The stories were interesting. I particularly enjoyed the story of the two young sisters in the late 1700's on the rivers and through the bayous on a flat boat with their father. I enjoyed the stories of exiles to Louisiana from the France during the revolution. I also enjoyed the story about the German woman who became a bond servant and then a slave. The trial to determine her race was an interesting insight to the levels of class and color distinction in Louisiana. The story of the woman and her husband during the civil war who were unionists and what they went through was also interesting. I found myself wondering why they stayed. I read it from beginning to end but I also like that it has a navigable table of contents.
Road.to sliver
I found this book hard to stop reading. Each story gave me an inside experience of what the Times were like

I felt like it gave me details of history that you would not find in history books.

It was hard to put the book down, each page was captivating.
Ndyardin
This is a great book. If you love true crime,especially from the early 1900's,then this book is definitely for you. Well worth the read. I couldn't stop reading it once I started,til I was done. I learned a lot about how truly evil people were even back in those times.
JoJolar
This was ok. I just found I wasn't interested in the reading of it. Was boring at some points.
Opithris
Very informative narratives of life in Louisiana during late 1700s and the 1800s,ending with a very good piece which is a diary of a Northern woman in the Confederacy during the Civil War. Good history lesson on the exodus of upper crust leaving France during the French Revolution and moving to Louisiana.
As a fourth-generation Louisianian, I consider many of its true stories to be strange. It's a strange state, but one learns to love, or at least tolerate, some of its quirks. I found myself wishing that George W. Cable had written a much larger book because these stories are fascinating. The stories from the diaries of women who lived in early and Civil War Louisiana were the most intriguing. (In my opinion, Southern women's diaries have given history a much more feasible, human touch.) I now understand the Siege of Vicksburg because it was presented to us from the viewpoint of a civilian woman who lived through it. Cable is a trustworthy source of Louisiana-ana.

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