The Grandissimes - Cable, George Washington
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A prosperous New Orleans family, led by Honoré Grandissime, is faced with a moral and financial dilemma that could threaten the livelihood of future generations. The old guard is confronted by new thinkers, opposing their way of life and actively seeking change. Honoré Grandissime is the patriarch of a French Creole family consisting of a half-brother, who is mixed race, and an uncle who is white. When a young man named Joseph Frowenfeld visits the Grandissimes, his abolitionist views cause friction among the elders. The uncle sees slavery as a necessity that allows them to maintain a…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
A prosperous New Orleans family, led by Honoré Grandissime, is faced with a moral and financial dilemma that could threaten the livelihood of future generations. The old guard is confronted by new thinkers, opposing their way of life and actively seeking change. Honoré Grandissime is the patriarch of a French Creole family consisting of a half-brother, who is mixed race, and an uncle who is white. When a young man named Joseph Frowenfeld visits the Grandissimes, his abolitionist views cause friction among the elders. The uncle sees slavery as a necessity that allows them to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. In the heightened political climate, this conflict forces personal relationships and alliances to come to ahead. The Grandissimes: A Story of Creole Life gives an authentic look at the complex history of the American South. It highlights the insidiousness of the caste system and its impact on mixed-race families. The author details its destructive nature and lasting impact. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Grandissimes: A Story of Creole Life is both modern and readable.
  • Produktdetails
  • Mint Editions
  • Verlag: MINT ED
  • Seitenzahl: 320
  • Erscheinungstermin: 27. Juli 2021
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 209mm x 132mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 440g
  • ISBN-13: 9781513207148
  • ISBN-10: 1513207148
  • Artikelnr.: 62220291
Autorenporträt
George Washington Cable (1844-1925) was an American writer born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cable's family was initially wealthy due to their position as slaveholders. Yet, after his father's untimely death they lost most of their fortune. The young Cable enrolled in the military and fought as a Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. It proved to be a lifechanging experience that would influence his future endeavors. In 1870, he became a journalist and spent years honing his skills before publishing his first novel, The Grandissimes: A Story of Creole Life. Cable's work is best known for its exploration of Southern politics, culture and race relations.