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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Joseph Clay Neal (1807-1847)

Works in the Collection      Biographies

Joseph Clay Neal was born in Philadelphia. A journalist and humorist, Neal founded the Saturday Gazette, and was known for characterizing the "loafer" in society. His works include Charcoal Sketches; or, Scenes in a Metropolis; Peter Ploddy and Other Oddities; and The Misfortunes of Peter Faber, and Other Sketches.


Works in the EAF Collection

Charcoal Sketches; or, Scenes in a Metropolis (1838) (Restricted)

Peter Ploddy and Other Oddities (1844) (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)