James Branch Cabell


Born
in Richmond, Virginia, The United States
April 14, 1879

Died
May 05, 1958

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James Branch Cabell was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres. Cabell was well regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken, Edmund Wilson, and Sinclair Lewis. His works were considered escapist and fit well in the culture of the 1920s, when they were most popular. For Cabell, veracity was "the one unpardonable sin, not merely against art, but against human welfare."

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Jurgen  (The Biography of M...

3.91 avg rating — 824 ratings — published 1919 — 159 editions
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Figures of Earth

3.98 avg rating — 247 ratings — published 1921 — 66 editions
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The Silver Stallion

3.94 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1926 — 10 editions
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The Cream of the Jest

3.90 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 1917 — 28 editions
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The High Place

3.84 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 1923 — 14 editions
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Something About Eve

3.79 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1927 — 6 editions
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Domnei

3.80 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 1913 — 55 editions
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Beyond Life

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1919 — 23 editions
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Chivalry

3.68 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1909 — 77 editions
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The Rivet in Grandfather's ...

3.33 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1915 — 39 editions
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“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.”
James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion

“There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.”
James Branch Cabell

“For although this was a very heroic war, with a parade of every sort of high moral principle, and with the most sonorous language employed upon both sides, it somehow failed to bring about either the reformation or the ruin of humankind: and after the conclusion of the murdering and general breakage, the world went on pretty much as it has done after all other wars, with a vague notion that a deal of time and effort had been unprofitably invested, and a conviction that it would be inglorious to say so.”
James Branch Cabell, Figures of Earth

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