EAF Author: Fitz James O'Brien (1828-1862)
Fitz James O'Brien was born in Ireland. In 1852, he emigrated to the U. S., and began a career in journalism in New York. He became a regular contributor to Harper's and other periodicals. O'Brien is best known for macabre tales such as "The Diamond Lens." While serving in the Union army during the Civil War, O'Brien was wounded and later died of tetanus.
"Bob O'Link" from Tales of the Time (1861)
"The Diamond Lens" from Atlantic Tales (1866) (Restricted)
Manuscript: Page from "Bob-o-link"