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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Emerson Bennett (1822-1905)

Works in the Collection      Biographies

Emerson Bennett was born in 1822 in Massachusetts, though he later resided in Philadelphia. Bennett produced over 50 novels, mostly romances more popular with the general public than with critics of literature. These novels include The Bandits of the Osage, Kate Clarendon, The Prairie Flower, and The League of the Miami.


Contemporary Biographies

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

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