Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night The year is New Orleans Golden Era when cotton and rice sugar and slavery buoyed the exotic city to rare wealth as America s fourth metropolis It is half a century since Napoleon ceded Louisia

  • Title: Twelfth Night
  • Author: Michael Llewellyn
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The year is 1857, New Orleans Golden Era when cotton and rice, sugar, and slavery buoyed the exotic city to rare wealth as America s fourth metropolis It is half a century since Napoleon ceded Louisiana to the young United States, yet relations between French Creoles and Americans remain strained Downriver lies the carr de la ville, last bastion of the old Creole familThe year is 1857, New Orleans Golden Era when cotton and rice, sugar, and slavery buoyed the exotic city to rare wealth as America s fourth metropolis It is half a century since Napoleon ceded Louisiana to the young United States, yet relations between French Creoles and Americans remain strained Downriver lies the carr de la ville, last bastion of the old Creole families, while upriver is the Garden District of the American nouveau riche The neutral ground is Canal Street These two widely disparate cultures share neither language nor religion, customs nor cuisine The xenophobic Catholic Creoles dismiss the Americans as greedy bourgeois boors while the industrious Protestant Americans find the Creoles impossibly aloof and decadent, obsessed with opera, theater, balls, and dueling Business dealings frequently wrest a crossing of paths, but diehards on both sides of Canal resist social commingling.Those attempting to bridge the schism often flirted with disaster This is the story of two such pilgrims meeting on Twelfth Night and confronting their fragile fate on Ash Wednesday Their destiny, unfolding against the tawdry glamour and raw violence of Mardi Gras, is as heady as carnival itself.

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    1. So much in like w this author. After reading Tales of the City, searched for similar tales about New Orleans, found w/ Alex in Wonderland, aka Michael LaCroix. Since finishing his Alex series, have read "Creole Son" and this book. If you love New Orleans, it's history, and want to devour a good summer read, get at these

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