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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Issac Mitchell (1759-1812)

Works in the Collection

Editor and novelist Issac Mitchell was born in Albany, New York. He was author of The Asylum; or, Alonzo and Melissa , which had first been serialized in his newspaper The Political Barometer in 1804. A similarly-titled 1811 edition, Alonzo and Melissa; or, the Unfeeling Father, is a plagiarism by Daniel Jackson.


Works in the EAF Collection

The Asylum; or, Alonzo and Melissa. An American Tale, Founded on Fact (1811) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

A Short Account of the Courtship of Alonzo & Melissa (1811) (Restricted)