OLD CREOLE DAYS by G.W. Cable ~ SCARCE 1st/1st 1879 ~ Cajun Creole New Orleans
OLD CREOLE DAYS by G.W. Cable ~ First Edition / First Printing 1879 ~ Cajun Creole Life New Orleans Louisiana Racism
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1879)
Rare, first edition, first printing of "Old Creole Days" by G.W. Cable from 1879, in very good overall condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight with shelf-wear to the spine and rubbed corners. The pages are crisp and clean save for previous owner's inscription on the first blank page. A few stray issues include: two small repaired tears to title page; corner of p. 89-90 torn; repaired tear to top of p. 170 (please see pictures). The work is considered a cornerstone of post-Civil War literature and racial life in the "old South." Please see below for more information on Cable and his famous work. Description and Biography
A collection of seven romantic tales,
this was Cable's first published book. George Cable led a varied and
interesting life, including stints in the Confederate Army, in newspaper
work in New Orleans and as a writer. He became known in American
literature as an artist and a social chronicler, using, for example
Creole, in addition to English. His writings span the American South and
Cable was considered the "leader in the noteworthy literary movement
which has influenced nearly all southern writers" since the Civil War.
In this literary school, the primary emphasis was on the portrayal of
"local scenes, characters and historical episodes with accuracy instead
of merely imaginative romanticism, and to interest readers by fidelity
and sympathy in the portrayal of things well known to the authors."