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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Charles Fenno Hoffman (1806-1884)

Works in the Collection      Biographies

Charles Fenno Hoffman was born in New York. In 1833 Hoffman established the well-known Knickerbocker Magazine and later edited the American Monthly Magazine. In his poetic works, Hoffman's genre of choice was the song; many of his popular poems were collected in The Vigil of Faith and Other Poems. His other works include A Winter in the West, a popular series of letters detailing his experiences in the American West, and his very successful Greyslaer; a Romance of the Mohawk , based on a celebrated murder trial in Kentucky.


Works in the EAF Collection

Greyslaer: A Romance of the Mohawk (1840) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

Wild Scenes in the Forest and Prairie: With Sketches of American Life (1843) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

Contemporary Biographies

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

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

From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856)