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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Epes Sargent (1813-1880)

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Author, editor, poet, and playwright Epes Sargent was born in Massachusetts and lived most of his life in and around Boston, briefly attending Harvard. His works include the plays The Bride of Genoa; Velasco; and The Priestess ; the fictional works Wealth and Worth and What's To Be Done?; and the poetic volume Songs of the Sea and Other Poems. Sargent also edited Harper's Cyclopedia of Poetry.


Works in the EAF Collection

Fleetwood; or, The Stain of Birth. A Novel of American Life (1845)

"On Lake Pepin" from The Knickerbocker Gallery (1855) (Restricted)

Peculiar: A Tale of the Great Transition (1864) (Restricted)

What's to Be done? or, The Will and the Way (1842) (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)

Other Resources

Guides to Epes Sargent manuscript holdings from UVA Special Collections :
Sargent, Epes, Papers: #7920, -a, -b