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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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.

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Becky Graham rated it liked it Feb 02, They were hung with countless strands of discolored and prickly smilax, and the impassable mud below bristled with chevaux de frise of an dwarf palmetto. Look for a summary or analysis of this Story. Newer Post Older Post Home.

No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. Jean gambled away all of their slaves, save one elderly mute African.

Trivia About Jean-Ah Poquelin. Jean-ah-Poqulein by Christina Alpe. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Eventually the small township began to outgrow itself and more land was needed to build new roads and buildings. It was a well known fact about town that Jean was the gambler of the family, but Jacques was the brains.

A shivaree was generally known as a mock serenade with kettles, pots, and pans being banged together causing a loud annoying ruckus. During the time period that this story is set there was an ever growing number of immigrants immersing themselves into the still new and young United States. 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 an the nest.


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

Jeff Hobbs rated it liked it May 02, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Enrico rated it really liked it Mar 28, In the story, the townspeople are attempting to undergo innovation and growth as much as the early s would allow. Ekeliden marked it as to-read Apr 10, The main character of the story is Jean Marie Poquelin a native Creole with a successful indigo plantation.

I don’t think a day goes by that I do not think about it. Julien rated it really liked it Sep 23, Indigo fields grew obsolete in their region and Jean lacked the needed ambition to start up a new crop of the more lucrative sugar cane that was becoming all the rage in and around his hometown, thus turned to smuggling and later African slave-trade. Posted by Abby Ward at 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.

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. 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 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. Perhaps the other georeg 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 was two years later before old Jean would return home, notably absent where his ship and his much younger brother, Jacques. To ask other readers questions about Jean-Ah Poquelinplease sign up. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It seems so often that the true nature of gothic characters is revealed only to the reader and not the loquelin characters, and only we know how dastardly they truly are.

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.

Together they left for the long trip, leaving their sole mute slave in charge of the remaining estate. Between one brothers reckless habits and the others bookish aptitude the estate eventually fell into decay. The mute slave, Jacques and the coffin were bound for the only state-side leprosy colony in America, which just happened pquelin reside right there in Louisiana.

Daisy marked it jeann to-read Nov 09, Two lone forest-trees, dead cypresses, stood in the centre of the marsh, dotted with roosting vultures. Suzanne V rated it it was amazing Apr 22, It is a haunting and heartbreaking as ever. It would appear that Jean had no intent to ever sell his estate.