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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Stephanie George marked it as to-read Sep 19, 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.

The waters of this canal did poqielin run; they crawled, and were full of big, ravening fish and alligators, that held it against all comers.

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George Washington Cable was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native Louisiana. It left a deep mark on my heart. Suzanne V rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Apr 04, Lisa rated it it was amazing.

As time went by Jean became more and more reclusive, rarely leaving his estate and when he did venture out it was always in a rushed and abrupt manner.

Most likely the town would have forced Jean to have his brother committed to a leprosy colony out of fear for their own health. The shallow strips of water were hid 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.


Enrico rated it really liked it Mar 28, Navigation The Adaptation of Madness. The Adaptation of Madness. His only family was his exceedingly smart younger brother Jacques. Trivia About Jean-Ah Poquelin.

Before long all sorts of rumors and innuendos were being traded about amongst the township, the most prolific being that Jean murdered his younger brother while on their voyage to Guinea. 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.

They were hung with countless strands jeann discolored and prickly smilax, and the impassable mud below bristled with chevaux de frise of the dwarf palmetto. Look for a summary or analysis of this Story. Jean-ah-Poqulein by Christina Alpe.

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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.

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. Open Preview See a Problem? The main character of the story is Jean Marie Poquelin a native Creole with a successful indigo plantation. Between one brothers reckless habits and the others bookish aptitude the estate eventually fell into decay. To ask other readers questions about Jean-Ah Poquelinplease sign up. Such was the home of old Jean Marie Poquelin, once an opulent indigo planter, standing high in the esteem of his small, proud circle of exclusively male acquaintances in the old city; now a hermit, alike shunned by and shunning all who had ever known him.


Any type of behavior that was out of the ordinary was deemed strange and therefore a threat, something to fear and worry over. Sharon Smith added it Mar 06, The mob quietly watched the tiny parade of two walk past them and down the the road until they were out of sight, never to be seen or heard from again. 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.

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. As more and more immigrants moved into their small township so did the rumors of Jean Poquelin grow.

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Newer Post Older Post Home. Becky Graham rated it liked it Feb 02, 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.

If anybody attempted to converse with Jean he was to the point and if pushed he would get downright rude. It was their hope that they would drive Jean from his home with their bullish behavior.

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