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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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The mob quietly washingtin 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.

As time went by Jean became more and more reclusive, rarely leaving his estate and when he did venture out it was poquelon in a rushed and abrupt manner. They were hung with countless strands of discolored and prickly smilax, and the impassable mud below bristled with chevaux de frise of the dwarf palmetto. Thus, I found myself thinking of it again and thought I would read it. Carver gives us all the trappings of a ghost story, creating a sinister thrill, but, just here and there, Cable lets us know that there is nothing ghostly here, just a deep love.

It is a haunting and heartbreaking as ever. Emma Towle rated it it was ok Oct 04, Any type of behavior that was out of the ordinary was deemed strange and therefore a threat, something to fear and worry over.

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

Jean gambled away all of their slaves, save one elderly mute African. Trivia About Jean-Ah Poquelin. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To ask other readers questions about Jean-Ah Poquelinplease sign up. Return to Book Page. Jean-ah-Poqulein by Christina Alpe.


The longer something remained a mystery the more frightening it became. 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. But this was not going to stop the towns people from getting what they wanted. 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.

Between one brothers reckless habits and the others bookish aptitude the estate eventually fell into decay. 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.

Julien rated it really liked it Sep 23, Old Jean visits the spot daily. The Adaptation of Madness. I don’t think a day goes by that I do not think about it.

Jean-Ah Poquelin

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. It should be noted that Jean Poquelin was well ggeorge for his quick temper and rather reclusive behavior by the towns people.

The main character of the story is Jean Marie Poquelin a native Creole with a successful indigo plantation. If anybody attempted to converse with Jean he was to the point and if pushed he would get downright rude.

Stephanie George marked it as to-read Sep 19, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Why he had been at the estate all along.

The elder a bold, frank, impetuous, chivalric adventurer; the younger a gentle, studious, book-loving recluse; they lived upon the ancestral estate like mated birds, one always on the wing, the other always in the nest.


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. Find this Story Look for a summary or analysis of this Story.

Enrico rated it really liked it Mar 28, 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 poquwlin.

It left a deep mark on my heart. About George Washington Cable. Together they left for the long trip, leaving their sole mute slave poqeulin charge of the remaining estate. Posted by Abby Ward at James Fleming rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Becky Graham rated it liked it Feb 02, It would appear that Jean had no intent to ever sell his estate.

Jean-Ah Poquelin by George Washington Cable

I first read this short story as poquwlin high school sophomore. 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. 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.


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