Author:James Branch Cabell

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James Branch Cabell

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 best-known book, Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice (1919), was the subject of a celebrated obscenity case shortly after its publication.

James Branch Cabell


  • The Eagle's Shadow (1904) IA
  • The Line of Love (1905) Illustrated by Howard Pyle IA
  • Branchiana; being a partial account of the Branch family in Virginia (1907) non-fiction IA
  • Gallantry; an eighteenth century dizain in ten comedies (1907) Illustrated by Howard Pyle IA
  • The Cords of Vanity; a comedy of shirking (1909) IA'
  • Chivalry: illustrated (1909) short stories IA
  • The Soul of Melicent (1913) IA
  • The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck: A comedy of limitations (1915) IA
  • The Majors and their marriages (1915) IA
  • The Certain Hour (Dizain des poëtes) (1916) IA
  • From the Hidden Way: Being Seventy-five Adaptations in Verse (1916) IA
  • The Cream of the Jest; a comedy of evasions (1917) IA
  • Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice (1919) IA
  • Domnei: a comedy of woman-worship (1920) IA
  • The Judging of Jurgen (1920) IA
  • Figures of Earth: a comedy of appearances (1921) IA
  • The Jewel Merchants: a comedy in one act (1921) IA
  • Beyond Life: Dizain Des Demiurges (1921) IA
  • Taboo; a legend retold from the Dirghic of Sævius Nicanor (1921) IA
  • Joseph Hergesheimer, an essay in interpretation (1921) IA
  • The lineage of Lichfield; an essay in eugenics (1922) IA

Individual short stories and articles[edit]

Tales retold from the French of Nicolas De Caen

About Cabell or his works[edit]

  • The Art of James Branch Cabell (1920) by Hugh Walpole IA
  • A Bibliographic Check-list of the Works of James Branch Cabell, 1904-1921 (1921; 250 copies, limited edition), by Merle Johnson, 1874-1935 IA
  • Philosophy of James Branch Cabell (1931), by Alfred Andrews
  • The Theory of Literature of James Branch Cabell (1966) by Charles Farrell Gray

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

The longest-living author of these works died in 1958, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 64 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.