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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Maria Susanna Cummins (1827-1866)

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Maria Susanna Cummins was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1827. Her literary career began around 1850 with contributions to the Atlantic Monthly and other periodicals. Her first novel, The Lamplighter, enjoyed immense popularity. Her other works include Mable Vaughn and El Fureidis.


Works in the EAF Collection

El Fureidis (1860) (Restricted)

Haunted Hearts (1864) (Restricted)

The Lamplighter (1854)

Mabel Vaughan (1857)

Contemporary Biographies

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

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