Fabulous New Orleans

By: Saxon, Lyle

Price: $125.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Finely rebound in half morocco with gilt titles, rules, and decorations, top edge gilt, beige cloth boards, marbled endpapers. 1937 Half-Leather. xii, 334, [4] pp. 8vo. A firsthand account of New Orleans in the early 20th century, including Saxon's experience of Mardi Gras as a boy. Lyle Saxon (1891-1946) ranks among Louisianas most outstanding writers. During the 1920s and 1930s he was the central figure in the regions literary community, and was widely known as a raconteur and bon vivant. In addition to Father Mississippi , Lafitte the Pirate, and Children of Strangers, he also wrote Fabulous New Orleans , Old Louisiana, The Friends of Joe Gilmore, and was a co-author of Gumbo Ya-Ya, with Edward Dreyer and Robert Tallant. During the Depression, he directed the state WPA Writers Project, which produced the WPA Guide to Louisiana and the WPA Guide to New Orleans.

Title: Fabulous New Orleans

Author: Saxon, Lyle

Illustrator: Suydam, E.H.

Categories: Americana, America, Literary & Intellectual, 20th Century,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated: 1937

Binding: Half-Leather

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2263982

Keywords: AMERICANA TRAVEL NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA BIG EASY,