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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Nathaniel Beverly Tucker (1784-1851)

Works in the Collection      Biographies

Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, a Virginian who attended William and Mary College, served as a judge in Missouri beginning in 1815, and returned fifteen years later to become a professor of law at his alma mater, where he spent the rest of his life. Tucker wrote The Partisan Leader, a political novel about a revolt by the Southern states, which was republished in 1861 as A Key to the Southern Conspiracy. His other fiction includes Gertrude and the three George Balcombe novels.


Works in the EAF Collection

George Balcombe (1836) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

The Partisan Leader: A Tale of the Future by Edward William Sidney [pseud] (1836) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (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)