Rampart Street Author:Everett Webber, Olga Webber A swashbuckling, adventurous novel, set against the background of old New Orleans, with its freebooting gentry, seafarers and Creole belles, Rampart Street throbs with the unbridled passions and hatreds of a vivid and colorful era in American history. — Behind the turbulent, buccaneering life of New Orleans lies Rampart Street, where the hot-bloo... more »ded gentry kept their octaroon mistresses. Called the longest street in New Orleans, it reached into every home and heart in the proud old city. And for thirty years it reached into the life of
John Carrick, Yankee sea captain and gentleman of fortune, whose adventures were inextricably bound to three lovely women:
Elizabeth d'Ivre, proud young daughter of a high-born Creole family, who defied father, conventions and the dangerous anger of her fiance to flee to Carrick, taking with her her maid,
Raphaelle, the beautiful blond slave about whose birth there was a strange secret. Freed by Carrick, Raphaelle sells herself back into slavery to the woman who hates her most,
Simone, the Marquise de Tourneau, fiery adventuress and keeper of the most select brothel on Rampart Street, who might have had any man, and who wanted only Carrick. Simone was once the mistress of
Raoul Galvez, high-born Creole and ruthless pirate, who sought both Elizabeth and Raphaelle, and who swore bitter vengenance on Carrick and on
Jean Lafitte, famous buccaneer and the richest smuggler in New Orleans, upon whose head was set a fabulous price.
Fron the opening scenes, where Carrick puts to sea with three beautiful, angry women in his wardroom, pursued by his determined enemies, Rampart Street is filled with vivid action, intrigue and a romance that transcends all barriers.« less