Madame Delphine, Carancro, and Grande Pointe (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Madame Delphine, Carancro, and Grande Pointe (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by George Washington Cable

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These three tales are drawn from George W. Cable’s youth in New Orleans. Madame Delphine is filled with the exoticism of Creole culture and tells the story of an elderly woman and her attempt to arrange an advantageous marriage for her light-skinned daughter by passing her off as white. In Carancro, Cable shifts the focus to the simple rural lives of Cajun families. Grande Pointe casts Creole society in a harsher light—as it supplants the older Cajun culture of southern Louisiana.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411444850
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 330
File size: 570 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

George Washington Cable (1844-1925), after fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War, wrote about his native Louisiana in realist novels. His anti-racist and pro-civil rights attitudes eventually brought him to the north. Novels such as Old Creole Days, The Grandissimes, and Madame Delphine are often cited as forerunners of the work of William Faulkner.

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