Search - List of Books by James Branch Cabell

"Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true." -- James Branch Cabell
James Branch Cabell, (April 14, 1879 – May 5, 1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres. Cabell was well regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken and Sinclair Lewis. His works were considered escapist and fit well in the culture of the 1920s, when his works were most popular. For Cabell, veracity was "the one unpardonable sin, not merely against art, but against human welfare." Interest in Cabell declined in the 1930s, a decline that has been attributed in part to his failure to move out of his fantasy niche. Alfred Kazin said that "Cabell and Hitler did not inhabit the same universe". Although escapist, Cabell's works are ironic and satirical. H. L. Mencken disputes Cabell's claim to romanticism, characterized him as "really the most aciduous of all the anti-romantics. His gaudy heroes... chase dragons precisely as stockbrockers play golf." Cabell saw art as an escape from life, but once the artist creates his ideal world, he finds that it is made up of the same elements that make the real one.

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Total Books: 366
Jurgen
2011 - Jurgen (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780486479156
ISBN-10: 0486479153
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Jurgen A Comedy of Justice
2010 - Jurgen a Comedy of Justice [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781440055447
ISBN-10: 1440055440
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Domnei - A Comedy Of Woman-Worship
2010 - Domnei - a Comedy of Woman-worship (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781445536798
ISBN-10: 144553679X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Beyond Life
2010 - Beyond Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117870373
ISBN-10: 1117870375
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Chivalry
2010 - Chivalry (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781153770286
ISBN-10: 1153770288
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Figures of Earth
2010 - Figures of Earth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781770450981
ISBN-10: 177045098X
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The Cream of the Jest A Comedy of Evasions
2010 - The Cream of the Jest a Comedy of Evasions (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781146399296
ISBN-10: 1146399294
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Chivalry Dizain Des Reines
2010 - Chivalry Dizain Des Reines (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781146143240
ISBN-10: 1146143249
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Jewel Merchants a Comedy in One Act
2010 - The Jewel Merchants a Comedy in One Act (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143295560
ISBN-10: 1143295560
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The Line of Love
2010 - The Line of Love (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143241178
ISBN-10: 1143241177
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The Certain Hour
2010 - The Certain Hour (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781438536514
ISBN-10: 1438536518
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Branchiana Being a Partial Account of the Branch Family in Virginia
2010 - Branchiana Being a Partial Account of the Branch Family in VIrginia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153306218
ISBN-10: 1153306212
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Beyond Life Dizain Des Dmiurges
2010 - Beyond Life Dizain Des Dmiurges (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142612115
ISBN-10: 1142612112
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck A Comedy of Limitations
2010 - The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck a Comedy of Limitations (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143082573
ISBN-10: 1143082575
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Figures of Earth A Comedy of Appearances
2010 - Figures of Earth a Comedy of Appearances (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781141931361
ISBN-10: 1141931362
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From the Hidden Way Being Seventy-Five Adaptations in Verse
2010 - From the Hidden Way Being Seventy-five Adaptations in Verse (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141254590
ISBN-10: 114125459X
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The Cords of Vanity A Comedy of Shirking
2010 - The Cords of Vanity a Comedy of Shirking (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141992362
ISBN-10: 1141992361
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The Novel of Tomorrow And the Scope of Fiction
2010 - The Novel of Tomorrow and the Scope of Fiction (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141340934
ISBN-10: 1141340933
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The Eagle's Shadow
2010 - The Eagle's Shadow (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781152245839
ISBN-10: 115224583X
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Domnei A Comedy of Woman-Worship
2009 - Domnei a Comedy of Woman-worship (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781150342677
ISBN-10: 1150342676
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The Majors and Their Marriages
2009 - The Majors and Their Marriages (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781150498480
ISBN-10: 115049848X
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2009 - Gallantry [1907] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Domnei [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Taboo [Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback
1983 - Silver Stallion [Unicorn] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1919 - Cords of Vanity [The Collected Works of James Branch Cabell - 46 Volumes] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Line of Love Dizain Des Mariages [Select Bibliographies Reprint Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
Certain Hour [The Collected Works of James Branch Cabell - 46 Volumes] (Other)
Jewel Merchants [The Collected Works of James Branch Cabell - 46 Volumes] (Other)
Joseph Hergesheimer [The Collected Works of James Branch Cabell - 46 Volumes] (Other)Paperback
Soul of Melicent [The Collected Works of James Branch Cabell - 46 Volumes] (Other)