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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“Jean-ah-Poqulein” – Madness In a Gothic Setting

The Adaptation of Madness. Wasuington is a haunting and heartbreaking as ever. Thanks for telling us about the jeah. Return to Book Page. In the story, the townspeople are attempting to undergo innovation and growth as much as the early s would allow.

Caroline rated it really liked it Dec 14, George Washington Cable was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native Louisiana.

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

Since Jean had such a close and loving relationship with his little brother the idea of being forever separated from him would have been his biggest fear, which caused him to remain quiet, more reclusive than ever and most likely washigton the tall tales of hauntings and anything else that would keep people away.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Enrico rated it really liked it Mar 28, To ask other readers questions about Jean-Ah Poquelinplease sign up. He needed to go, if not for the land they wanted then at the very least for the good of the town as a whole.


Old Jean visits the spot daily. The shallow strips of water were ejan by myriads of aquatic 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. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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. Jeff Hobbs rated it liked poquwlin May 02, His father lies under the floor of the St.

cabble A shivaree was generally known as a mock serenade with kettles, pots, and pans being banged together causing a loud annoying ruckus.

Look for a an or analysis of this Story. The house was on a slightly raised spot, the levee of a draining canal. Thus, I found myself cavle of it again and thought I would read it. Emma Towle rated it it was ok Oct 04, Between one brothers reckless habits and the others bookish aptitude the estate eventually fell into decay. The people living in the newly American-acquired territory have moved on from the old plantation crops, such as indigo, and have begun to grow things such as sugar.

Books by George Washington Cable. I first read this short story as a high school sophomore. This would go on for hours at a time, normally during the nighttime. Ekeliden marked it as to-read Apr 10, Two lone forest-trees, dead cypresses, stood in the centre of the marsh, dotted with roosting vultures.

Jean-Ah Poquelin

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. I don’t think a day goes by that I do not think about it.


Jean gambled away all of their slaves, save one elderly mute African. So it was decided that a group of men, young and old alike,would gather together and visit a shivaree upon upon the Poquelin estate. James Fleming rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Perhaps the other plantation owners around him in New Orleans were more focussed on growing massive amounts of sugar and as I learned in US history, they were very focussed on growing massive amounts of sugar canewhich would leave them more wealthy.

The waters of this canal did not run; they crawled, and were full of big, ravening fish and alligators, that held it against all comers. It was two years later before old Jean would return home, notably absent where his ship and his much younger brother, Jacques. Stephanie George marked it as to-read Sep 19, Apr 04, Lisa rated it it was amazing.

Sharon Smith added it Mar 06, The main character of the story is Jean Marie Poquelin a native Creole with a successful indigo plantation.

No father, mother, wife to either, no kindred upon earth.

Eventually the small township began to outgrow itself and more land was needed to build new roads and buildings.