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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Sumner Lincoln Fairfield (1803-1844)

Works in the Collection      Biographies

Sumner Lincoln Fairfield, was born in Warwick, Massachusetts, and later lived in Philadelphia. He served as editor and publisher of the North American Magazine. A teacher as well as a poet, Fairfield is the author of The Cities of the Plain; The Heir of the World; The Spirit of Destruction; The Last Night of Pompeii; and The Sisters of Saint.


Works in the EAF Collection

The Last Night of Pompeii. A Poem (1832) (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)