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GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 06/15/1886 - HFSID 18498

 
GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE
G. W. Cable signs in 1886
Autograph Sentiment signed: "Yours truly/Geo. W. Cable/Worcester, Mass. June 15, 1886", 4¾x2¼ card signed in brown ink. George Washington Cable (1844-1879) was a journalist turned novelist who set his stories in his native New Orleans, especially the Creole community there. Although he had served in the Confederate army, his novels showed strong sympathy for the plight of African-Americans, and he wrote essays supporting civil rights. His friend Mark Twain, with whom he shared a lecture tour, called him "the South's finest literary genius" and praised Cable as a writer and as the person with whom to tour New Orleans. His realistic portrayals of southern life, as influenced by its history, foreshadow twentieth century authors like William Faulkner. Lightly soiled and toned. Adhesive residue (previous mounting) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.


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GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE
Born: October 12, 1844 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: January 31, 1925 in St Petersburg, Florida





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