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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Hannah (Webster) Foster (1759-1840)

Works in the Collection      Biographies

Hannah (Webster) Foster, resident of Brighton, Mass. and of Montreal, was author of the melancholy, popular, and largely factual story The Coquette, or the History of Eliza Wharton (the book went through thirty editions). Foster also authored The Boarding School; or Letters of a Preceptress.

Contemporary Biographies

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

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