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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Thomas Buchanan Read (1822-1872)

Works in the Collection      Biographies

Thomas Buchanan Read, poet and painter, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He spent his later years in Rome and Florence, and painted Thackeray and Browning. Read became a writer at Longfellow's urging. His works include Poems; Lays and Ballads; and the poems "Sheridan's Ride" ; "Drifting" ; and "The Closing Scene".

Works in the EAF Collection

Paul Redding: A Tale of the Brandywine (1845) (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)