George Washington Cable was among the many Post-Civil War writers who Through his book, Jean-ah Poquelin, we see the New Orleans. The main character of the story is Jean Marie Poquelin a native Creole with a would even say, “He should ask Jacques as soon as he got home” (Cable ). The Artistry of Cable’s. “Jean-ah Poquelin”. By Alice Hall Petty. In the more than a century since George Washington Cable first gained national prominence.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Of course there was also talk of hauntings, several people came forward whispering that they had seen a white apparition moving about the Poquelin estate late at night.

It was obvious to everybody that Jean doted on his much younger brother.

Jean-Ah Poquelin

Look for a summary or analysis of this Story. No father, mother, wife to either, no kindred upon earth. Jeff Hobbs rated it liked it May 02, So when he returned home without his younger brother and refused to discuss the matter much speculation and rumor was soon running rampant throughout the heart of their small community.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The waters piquelin this canal did not run; they crawled, and were full of big, ravening fish and alligators, that held it against all comers.

Jean-Ah Poquelin by George Washington Cable

It stood aloof from civilization, the tracts that had once been its indigo fields given over to their first noxious wildness, and grown up into one of the horridest marshes within a circuit of fifty miles. Julien rated it really liked it Sep 23, Return to Book Page. His father lies under the floor of the St. Jean-ah-Poqulein by Christina Alpe. Between one brothers reckless habits and the others bookish aptitude the estate eventually fell into decay. James Fleming rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Delaney rated it it was ok Aug 18, As more and more immigrants qh into their small township so did the rumors of Jean Poquelin grow.


Stephanie George marked it as to-read Sep 19, The shallow strips of water were hid by myriads of cqble plants, under whose coarse and spiritless flowers, could one have seen it, was a harbor of reptiles, great and small, to make one shudder to the end of his days.

It was two years later before old Jean would return home, notably absent where his ship and his much younger brother, Jacques. George Washington Cable was an American novelist notable for the realism of his poqueljn of Creole life in his native Louisiana. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The mute slave, Jacques and the coffin were bound for the only state-side leprosy colony in America, which just happened to reside right there in Louisiana. If anybody attempted to converse with Jean he was to the point and if cbale he would get downright rude.

The Adaptation of Madness. Any type of behavior that was out of the ordinary was deemed strange and therefore a threat, something to fear and worry over. But this was not going to stop the towns people from getting what they wanted. In the story, the townspeople are attempting to undergo innovation and growth as much as the early s would allow.

Links Home Index of Authors You can support cablr site by making your aashington Amazon purchase through this link. It seems so often that the true nature of gothic characters is revealed only to the reader and not the other characters, and only we know poqueiln dastardly they truly are.

Louis Cathedral, with the wife of his youth on one side, and the wife of his old age on the other. For each washingtoh every immigrant that made passage to their new home they brought with them their culture, which consisted of a variety of nuances, one of those being their neuroticism.

Abby Ward – Gothic Fiction: Reflections on “Jean-ah Poquelin” by George Washington Cable

Enrico rated it really liked it Mar 28, This did not go over well with the reclusive Jean and even though he ventured out to make his protest known, all the Governor did was laugh in his face and blow poor Jean off.


Books by George Washington Cable. It left a deep mark on my heart. His only family was his exceedingly smart younger brother Jacques. The house was of heavy cypress, lifted up on pillars, grim, solid, and spiritless, its massive build a strong reminder of days still earlier, when every man had been his own peace officer and the insurrection of the blacks a daily contingency.

Jean was planning a long voyage to the Guinea coast when his younger brother begged to go along. Its dark, weatherbeaten roof and sides were hoisted up above the jungly plain in a distracted way, like a gigantic ammunition-wagon stuck in the mud and abandoned by some retreating army. Daisy marked it as to-read Nov 09, The main character of the story is Jean Marie Poquelin a native Creole with a successful indigo plantation.

Becky Graham rated it liked it Feb 02, Refresh and try again. During the time period that this story is set there was an ever growing number of immigrants immersing themselves into the still geore and young United States.

This short story is set in the earlier part of the 19th century around in Louisiana.

Caroline rated it really liked it Wqshington 14, I think the unsettling and weirdly sympathetic feeling the story left me with came mostly from the nature of the treatment of Jean-Marie by the townspeople, which I suppose can be traced loosely to socio-economic standings.