Originally published in 1879, Old Creole Days catapulted Cable to national recognition. The stories within reflect the everyday life of the New Orleans Creoles through a mixture of humor and the unique Creole patois. Cable’s best-known work, Old Creole Days includes such famous stories as “Posson Jone’,” “Jean-ah Poquelin,” and “Madame Délicieuse,” tales that are alive with the sounds and scenes of nineteenth-century New Orleans.
About the Author
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 with the short-story form. A Southern reformist, Cable faithfully depicted the Creole way of life during the transitional post-Civil War period. After serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, he began to write for the New Orleans Picayune. Cable has been called the most important Southern artist working in the late nineteenth century, as well as the first modern Southern writer. A complete listing of his books published by Pelican is available by request.
OLD CREOLE DAYS
By George Washington Cable
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South
312 pp. 4 1/4 x 7
First Pelican pb ed.
ISBN: 9780882897806 pb