The Devil's Own Dear Son: A Comedy of the Fatted Calf

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Abstract

Diego de Arredondo Dodd, a resident of St. Augustine, has had his life turned upside down when he learns the true nature of how he came to be in this world. After coming across a strange green stone in a cemetery, he encounters a demon, Asmodeus, who informs him of his true parentage - the devil himself. Diego follows the demon, now revealed to be his brother, into the underworld where he finally meets his father at a family reunion that would change his life.

Local locations visited or mentioned in the text include the Matanzas River, the Old City Gates, the Huguenot Cemetery, the Castillo de San Marcos, the Fountain of Youth, the Oldest House, the Hotel Ponce de Leon (Flagler College), Charlotte Street, Bay Street, the Plaza de la Constitucion, and West King Street.
This book is dedicated to the second husband of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and former St. Augustine hotelier, Norton Sanford Baskin.

Identifier

PS3505 .A153 D48 1949

Access Rights

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Title

The Devil's Own Dear Son: A Comedy of the Fatted Calf

Alternative Title

It Happened in Florida, Book 3

Publisher

1st edition:
New York: Farrar, Straus and Company

Reprint edition:
Holicong, PA: Wildside Press

Format

Paperback book

Language

English

Audience

Subject

Comedy or Humor

Coverage

1912-1975

Has Version

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References

Gardner, Janette C. An Annotated Bibliography of Florida Fiction, 1801-1980. St. Petersburg, FL: Little Bayou Press, 1983.

McCarthy, Kevin. M. The Book Lover’s Guide to Florida. 1st ed. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 1992.

McCarthy, Kevin. M. “Historical St. Augustine in Fiction.” El Escribano 15 (1978): 61-69.

Bibliographic Citation

1st edition:
Cabell, James Branch. The Devil's Own Dear Son: A Comedy of the Fatted Calf. New York: Farrar, Straus and Co., 1949

Reprint edition:
Cabell, James Branch. The Devil's Own Dear Son: A Comedy of the Fatted Calf. Holicong, PA: Wildside Press, [2007].

Citation

James Branch Cabell, “The Devil's Own Dear Son: A Comedy of the Fatted Calf,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 18, 2024, https://staugustinefiction.omeka.net/items/show/206.

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