The New Orleans Of Fiction

Author: James A. Kaser
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810892049
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The New Orleans Of Fiction from the Author: James A. Kaser. The importance of New Orleans in American culture has made the city's place in the American imagination a crucial topic for literary scholars and cultural historians. While databases of bibliographical information on New Orleans-centered fiction are available, they are of little use to scholars researching works written before the 1980s. In The New Orleans of Fiction: A Research Guide, James A. Kaser provides detailed synopses for more than 500 works of fiction significantly set in New Orleans and published between 1836 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information for works dating from 1981 well into the 21st century, while a biographical section provides basic information about the authors, some of whom are obscure and would be difficult to find in other sources. Written to assist researchers in locating works of fiction for analysis, the plot summaries highlight ways in which the works touch on major aspects of social history and cultural studies (i.e., class, ethnicity, gender, immigrant experience, and race). The book is also a useful reader advisory tool for librarians and readers who want to identify materials for leisure reading, particularly since genre, juvenile, and young adult fiction—as well as literary fiction—are included.

A Confederacy Of Dunces

Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802197627
Size: 43.23 MB
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A Confederacy Of Dunces from the Author: John Kennedy Toole. A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures" (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).

The Twins The Pirates And The Battle Of New Orleans

Author: Harriette Gillem Robinet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689845316
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The Twins The Pirates And The Battle Of New Orleans from the Author: Harriette Gillem Robinet. As the Battle of New Orleans rages on, twins Pierre and Andrew set out to find and free their mother and sister from slavery, however the task is filled with great danger as they soon encounter alligators and evil-spirited pirates. Reprint.

Paul Marchand F M C

Author: Charles W. Chesnutt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140086495X
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Paul Marchand F M C from the Author: Charles W. Chesnutt. Evoking the atmosphere of early-nineteenth-century New Orleans and the deadly aftermath of the San Domingo slave revolution, this historical novel begins as its protagonist puzzles over the seemingly prophetic dream of an aged black praline seller in the famous Place d'Armes. Paul Marchand, a free man of color living in New Orleans in the 1820s, is despised by white society for being a quadroon, yet he is a proud, wealthy, well-educated man. In this city where great wealth and great poverty exist side by side, the richest Creole in town lies dying. The family of the aged Pierre Beaurepas eagerly, indeed greedily, awaits disposition of his wealth. As the bombshell of Beaurepas's will explodes, an old woman's dream takes on new meaning, and Marchand is drawn ever more closely into contact with a violently racist family. Bringing to life the entwined racial cultures of New Orleans society, Charles Chesnutt not only writes an exciting tale of adventure and mystery but also makes a provocative comment on the nature of racial identity, self-worth, and family loyalty. Although he was the first African-American writer of fiction to gain acceptance by America's white literary establishment, Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) has been eclipsed in popularity by other writers who later rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. Recently, this pathbreaking American writer has been receiving an increasing amount of attention. Two of his novels, Paul Marchand, F.M.C. (completed in 1921) and The Quarry (completed in 1928), were considered too incendiary to be published during Chesnutt's lifetime. Their publication now provides us not only the opportunity to read these two books previously missing from Chesnutt's oeuvre but also the chance to appreciate better the intellectual progress of this literary pioneer. Chesnutt was the author of many other works, including The Conjure Woman & Other Conjure Tales, The House Behind the Cedars, The Marrow Tradition, and Mandy Oxendine. Princeton University Press recently published To Be an Author: Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1889-1905 (edited by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., and Robert C. Leitz, III). Originally published in 1999. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

River Road

Author: Suzanne Johnson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 075539769X
Size: 20.37 MB
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River Road from the Author: Suzanne Johnson. The hurricane may have passed, but in New Orleans the storm rages on. With the borders between the city and the Otherworld destroyed, new and dangerous species have swarmed into the waterways. There is talk of war between rival clans in the darkest depths of Louisiana's swamps and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the peace. When wizards start dying and it become apparent that the waters of the mighty Mississippi itself have been poisoned, DJ will have to really focus if she is to find out who - or what - is responsible. And with an undead suitor, the amorous pirate Jean Lafitte, on her back, that isn't going to be easy... It's anything but smooth sailing on the bayou as the Sentinels of New Orleans series continues.

New Orleans Requiem

Author: D.J. Donaldson
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 1938231368
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New Orleans Requiem from the Author: D.J. Donaldson. A man is found stabbed, one eyelid removed and the Scrabble tiles KOJE on his chest. Then, a second victim, but this time only three tiles: KOJ. It is clear the clues left are part of a sick game the killer is playing with Andy Broussard, probably by an attendee at the annual forensics meeting held in New Orleans. Has he finally met his match?


Author: Karen Robards
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451678711
Size: 14.90 MB
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Hunted from the Author: Karen Robards. When the chief of police and the mayor of New Orleans are taken hostage by disgraced former co-worker Reed Ware, top hostage negotiator Caroline Wallace allows herself to be taken captive by the handsome Reed only to learn that he is being targeted for his discovery of high-level government corruption. By the best-selling author of Forbidden Love.

Rampart Street

Author: David Fulmer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0156030519
Size: 23.33 MB
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Rampart Street from the Author: David Fulmer. Reluctantly drawn into the investigation into a gentleman's murder on New Orleans's Rampart Street, Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr learns that the victim was acquainted years earlier with a second murder victim, a case with possible ties to the city's most powerful leaders and Valentin's ex-girlfriend's new lover. By the author of Jass. Reprint.