George W. Cable Quotes

Most men, being the ruled, not the rulers, want good government. If, without constraint, they choose bad government, it is by mistake




George W. Cable, 1844-1925, Author & Reformer, Address, The Southern Struggle for Pure Government, Massachusetts Club, Boston, Washington's Birthday, 1890

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George W. Cable
George W. Cable
  • Born: October 12, 1844
  • Died: January 31, 1925
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  • Profession: Novelist

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.

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