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Old Creole Days: A Story of Creole Life (1907)

Old Creole Days: A Story of Creole Life (1907) (Paperback) by George Washington Cable (Author)

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Summary

"Madame Delphine"

"Café des Exilés"

"Belles Demoiselles Plantation"

"Posson Jonh'"

"Jean-Ah Poquelin"

"'Tite Poulette"

"Sieur George"

"Madame Délicieuse"

Contemporary Reviews

Review from the January 1880 issue of The Atlantic Monthly

First installment of "Madame Delphine" from the May 1881 issue of Scribner's Monthly, an illustrated magazine for peopleReviews

4 out of 5 stars dialect as thick as gumbo, November 6, 2003

By "sfoster29" (Coral Gables FL)

This review is from: Old Creole Days: A Story of Creole Life (Pelican Pouch Series) (Paperback)

This book is worth reading as an example of the local color school of literature of the late 19th century. It consists of a novelette, Madame Delphine, and some short stories and sketches. The problem is that the dialogue is written in dialect as thick as gumbo. Outsiders can hardly understand it unless they speak it aloud.

4 out of 5 stars Uniquely Captures an Era, May 25, 2006

By Dr. W. G. Covington, Jr. (Edinboro, Pennsylvania) (TOP 1000 REVIEWER) (REAL NAME)    

This review is from: Old Creole Days: A Story of Creole Life (Pelican Pouch Series) (Paperback)

The stories in this book provide colorful insight of the culture of New Orleans in the 19th century. Cable has a gift for painting lively images in the minds of his readers. This period in Louisiana history is gone, but thanks to this talented communicator we have a taste of what it was like. Strolling through the narrow streets of the French Quarter, one can think back to days gone by. Cable helps us understand a little of what it was like.

History is about people. As a historical journalist, Cable keeps the human element in the forefront of his work. He doesn't forget that people want to know about other people. Fortunately for us, he tells the stories of Louisianians in his generation.

4 out of 5 stars Good, July 12, 2001

By A Customer

This review is from: Old Creole Days: A Story of Creole Life (Pelican Pouch Series) (Paperback)

You get the feel of life in New Orleans at that time.


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