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George Washington Cable

Born: Oct 12, 1844

Death: Jan 31, 1925

Birthplace: New Orleans

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

George Washington Cable

Date of Birth : Oct 12, 1844
Date of Death : Jan 31, 1925
Birth Place : New Orleans

George Washington Cable was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been called "the most important southern artist working in the late 19th century, as well as the first modern southern writer." In his treatment of racism, mixed-race families and miscegenation, his fiction has been thought to anticipate that of William Faulkner. He also wrote articles critical of contemporary society. Due to hostility against him after two 1885 essays encouraging racial equality and opposing Jim Crow, Cable moved with his family to Northampton, Massachusetts. He lived there for the next thirty years, then moved to Florida.


  • Writer
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • George W Cable
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