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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Thomas Dunn English 1819-1902

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Thomas Dunn English was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but spent most of his career in New York and New Jersey. A physician and sometime lawyer in addition to an author, Dr. English wrote numerous poetical works, such as "Ben Bolt," and several plays, some of which enjoyed long stage runs.

Works in the EAF Collection

Ambrose Fecit; or, The Peer and the Printer (1867)

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)