The Bibliographies:
Who was James Branch Cabell?
Collector's Corner

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The Silver Stallion: The James Branch Cabell Website

Porcelain Cups

Our story for November, 2018, is "Porcelain Cups," which first appeared 99 years ago this month in the issue of Century Magazine for November, 1919. This story was one of two added to the 1921 revised edition of The Line of Love (LoL-B1 (K)) in order to make The Line of Love into a dizain. In that edition, the story was retitled "The Episode Called Porcelain Cups" (pp. 229-253). Click on the cover image below to access this story in its original form.

porcelain cups

Our aim at The Silver Stallion is to provide an on-line meeting place for scholars, fans and collectors of the work of James Branch Cabell (1879-1958).  Cabell has been many things to many people: a crafter of magazine stories, a purveyor of ribald fantasies, a polemical belle-lettrist, a historical novelist, and a derided has-been; a constructor of dream-narratives, a revisionist historian, a memoirist; and a collector's dream -- and after his death a Southern allegorist, an also-ran Tolkien, and a literary suicide. He was brilliant and infuriating, versatile and repetitive, courtly and waspish,  eloquent and grandiloquent. On our website you'll find reflections of all these aspects of Cabell -- and more...  We offer reviews and essays, notes and queries; and a discussion group (Cabell's sources? Cabell's anagrams? Cabell's heirs? -- lets talk!) We've compiled a list of dozens of links to other Cabell and Cabell-related material on the internet.  We have pictures and biographical material. We plan to reprint choice pieces from the archives of the classic Cabell journals "Kalki" and "The Cabellian." And the crown jewels of The Silver Stallion are our series of Cabell bibliographies (still under construction, as, at the moment, is the whole site), profusely illustrated with hundreds of images, both rare and common, with comments on each book, including collecting 'points'.  Which Cabell do you favor? He's in here somewhere...

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