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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Theodore Sedgwick Fay (1807-1898)

Works in the Collection      Biographies

Theodore Sedgwick Fay was born in New York. He held numerous diplomatic posts in Germany, Switzerland and England, and served as editor of the New York Mirror. Sedgwick's first novel was Norman Leslie, whose plot is based on a famous murder that occurred in New York at the beginning of the century. His other works include Dreams and Reveries of a Quiet Man; The Minute Book, a Record of Travel; Countess Ida; Hoboken, a romance of New York; Sidney Clifton; Robert Rueful; Ulric, a Volume of Verse; Views of Christianity; Great Outlines of Geography; History of Switzerland; and History of the Three Germanys.


Works in the EAF Collection

"The Author" , from The Atlantic Club-Book (1834) (Restricted)

The Countess Ida: A Tale of Berlin (1840) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

Crayon Sketches (1833) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

Hoboken: A Romance of New York (1843) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

"The Little Hard-Faced Old Gentleman" , from The Atlantic Club-Book (1834) (Restricted)

Norman Leslie: A Tale of the Present Times (1835) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

"An Outline Sketch" , from The Atlantic Club-Book (1834) (Restricted)

"Snorers" , from The Atlantic Club-Book (1834) (Restricted)

Sydney Clifton; or, Vicissitudes in Both Hemispheres. A Tale of the Nineteenth Century (1839) [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)