Let Me Lie (Virginia Bookshelf) James Branch Cabell

ISBN: 9780813920436

Published: April 29th 2001

Paperback

312 pages


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Let Me Lie (Virginia Bookshelf)  by  James Branch Cabell

Let Me Lie (Virginia Bookshelf) by James Branch Cabell
April 29th 2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 312 pages | ISBN: 9780813920436 | 3.67 Mb

When Let Me Lie was first published in 1947, most reviewers missed the double meaning of the books title. Deaf to James Branch Cabells many-layered ironic wit, they read the book as a paean to the old South.Readers of this new paperback editionMoreWhen Let Me Lie was first published in 1947, most reviewers missed the double meaning of the books title. Deaf to James Branch Cabells many-layered ironic wit, they read the book as a paean to the old South.Readers of this new paperback edition are unlikely to repeat the mistake.

Let Me Lie is indeed a carefully researched and brilliantly written historical narrative of Virginia from 1559 to 1946--focusing on Tidewater, Richmond, and the Northern Neck--but as a fictional scholar remarks in the book, Cabells history is both accurate and injudicious. Virginias story of itself, Cabell claims, depends on illusion and myth, and his skill as a satirist allows him to construct and deflate these myths simultaneously.

Ranging from Don Luis de Velasco and Captain John Smith to Edgar Allan Poe and Ellen Glasgow, from Confederate heroes to the oddities of the post-Civil War Old Dominion, Let Me Lie remains compulsively readable, as history, entertainment, or both.



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