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Let Me Lie: Being in the Main an Ethnological Account of the Remarkable (The Virginia Bookshelf)
Let Me Lie: Being in the Main an Ethnological Account of the Remarkable (The Virginia Bookshelf) James Branch Cabell 0813920434 9780813920436 When Let Me Lie was first published in 1947, most reviewers missed the double meaning of
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Let Me Lie: Being in the Main an Ethnological Account of the Remarkable (The Virginia Bookshelf) by James Branch Cabell

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 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.

Author: James Branch Cabell

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 286

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Publication Date: 2001-04-29

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ISBN: 0813920434


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