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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward (1844-1911)

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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, born Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, spent her life in New England. Her first novel, The Gates Ajar, concerned life after death, and generated a great deal of discussion (as well as fame for its author). Her other works include Hedged In and The Silent Partner.

Works in the EAF Collection

The Gates Ajar (1869)

Hedged In (1870) (Restricted)

Men, Women, and Ghosts (1869) (Restricted)

The Silent Partner (1871) (Restricted)

Contemporary Biographies

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

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