George Cable & Michael Kreyling
Paperback, 1989, 368 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics;
Reprint edition (December 1, 1988)
At the centre of this novel is a stirring story of two lovers from feuding Creole families in early nineteenth-century New Orleans. The romance of The Grandissimes– the masked ball at the beginning of the story, the charming conversations in patios, the scenes between reluctant but eventually blessed lovers, the colours of the Creole spring and the French Quarter- helped make George Washington Cable famous in America during the 1880’s.