- George Washington Cable (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- George Washington Cable (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- George Washington Cable (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- George Washington Cable (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: George Washington Cable
- First Published: 1875
- Type of Plot: Regional
- Time of Work: About 1805
- Setting: New Orleans
- Characters: Jean Marie Poquelin, Jacques Poquelin, Mr. White
- Genres: Short fiction, Regional fiction
- Subjects: Culture, Folkloric or magical people, Slavery or slaves, Creoles, Aristocracy or aristocrats, Witches or witchcraft, Government, Property
- Locales: United States, North America, New Orleans, Louisiana
People wonder about the transformation of Jean Marie Poquelin. He had been a gregarious, successful indigo planter, but his gambling led to the loss of his fortune and all but one slave, and indigo ceased to be a profitable crop. In an effort to recoup his fortune, Poquelin turned to smuggling and the slave trade. However, there, too, success eluded him: His last voyage to Africa ended in disaster, and he came home one night without his ship or his cargo.
He also returned without his younger brother, Jacques, who had insisted on going along, and people wonder...
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