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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Alice Cary (1820-1871)

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Alice Cary was born near Cincinnati, Ohio, but moved to New York with her sister Phoebe in 1852. Once there, Alice became a prominent poet and novelist. Receptions hosted by the Cary sisters became a fixture of the literary scene. Notable among Alice's friends was the author Horace Greeley. Alice's verse works include Lyra, and Other Poems and A Lover's Diary. Her prose works include Clovernook, based on recollections of her childhood home, Hagar, and The Bishop's Son. Following the Cary sisters' deaths, their childhood home Clovernook was preserved as a home for blind women.

Works in the EAF Collection

The Adopted Daughter: And Other Tales (1859) (Restricted)

The Bishop's Son (1867) (Restricted)

Clovernook; or, Recollections of Our Neighborhood in the West [Volume 1] (1852) [Volume 2] (1853)

Hagar: A Story of To-Day (1852) (Restricted)

Married, Not Mated; or, How They Lived at Woodside and Throckmorton Hall (1856) (Restricted)

Pictures of Country Life (1859) (Restricted)

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)