James Branch Cabell (1879-1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres. He worked from 1898 to 1900 as a newpaper reporter in New York City, but returned to Richmond in 1901, where he worked several months on the staff of the Richmond News. In 1902, seven of his first stories appeared in national magazines and over the next ...
James Branch Cabell (1879-1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres. He worked from 1898 to 1900 as a newpaper reporter in New York City, but returned to Richmond in 1901, where he worked several months on the staff of the Richmond News. In 1902, seven of his first stories appeared in national magazines and over the next decade he wrote many short stories and articles, contributing to nationally published magazines including Harper s Monthly Magazine and the Saturday Evening Post, as well as carrying out extensive research on his family s genealogy. In the early 1920s he became the leader of a group of writers known as The James Branch Cabell School, which included such figures as H. L. Mencken, Carl Van Vechten and Elinor Wylie. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1937. Amongst his best known works are: The Eagle s Shadow (1904), The Cords of Vanity: A Comedy of Shirking (1909), and The Rivet in Grandfather s Neck: A Comedy of Limitations (1915).
Very Good. Del Rey 1979 Light wear to bright glossy cover, light corner creasing to front, previous owner's name stamped on page edges and inside cover, tight pages. ReviewNovel by James Branch Cabell, published in 1917 and revised in 1920. It is the 16th of the 18-volume series called The Works of James Branch Cabell (1927-30), also known as The Biography of the Life of Manuel. The comic novel blends contemporary realism and historical romance. --The Merriam-Webster Encylopedia of Literature--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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