Early American Fiction Collection
Authors in Early American Fiction
The individual author profiles include various biographical sketches,
links to other online texts at the University of Virginia, and
connections to selected other resources on the Web.
The biographies include 19th-century pieces such
as Samuel Austin Allibone's A Critical Dictionary of English
Literature (1856) and Evert A. Duyckinck's
Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856).
While these may be old-fashioned in their language and form, they nonetheless
provide a valuable view of these authors, and often contain
quotations from contemporary critics and journals.