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Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1852–1930)

Autor(a) de A New England Nun, and Other Stories

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About the Author

Author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman was born in Randolph, Massachusetts on October 31, 1852. She attended Mount Holyoke College for one year and later finished her education at West Brattleboro Seminary. As a teenager, she began writing stories and verse for children in order to help support her family. mostrar mais She continued to write short stories, novels, poetry, and children's works throughout her life. Her best known works are A Humble Romance and Other Stories, A New England Nun and Other Stories, and Pembroke. Her characters were usually older women who confronted and asserted their independence in the changing social structure of rural New England. In April 1926, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented her with the first William Dean Howells Medal for Distinction in Fiction. She was also inducted into the National Institute of Arts and Letters. She died of a heart attack on March 13, 1930 in Metuchen, New Jersey. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Birth Date note: Per the old book, "A Woman of the Century", birth date is listed as 1862. Per the website "A Celebration of Women Writers", birth date is listed as 1852. "A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches" also gives the date as 1862. Leah Glasser's biography cites 1852 as a birth date and has Eleanor starting school aged seven in 1859.

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Obras por Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Collected Ghost Stories (1974) 61 exemplares
Pembroke (1894) 42 exemplares
The Pumpkin Giant (1970) 34 exemplares
An Alabaster Box (2007) 27 exemplares
The Portion of Labor (1901) 13 exemplares
The debtor : a novel (1905) 11 exemplares
Jane Field (1892) 11 exemplares
Giles Corey, Yeoman: A Play (2012) 11 exemplares
The people of our neighborhood (1901) 9 exemplares
'Doc.' Gordon (1906) 9 exemplares
Comfort Pease and her gold ring (1895) 9 exemplares
Madelon A Novel (2012) 8 exemplares
The shoulders of Atlas; a novel (1977) 8 exemplares
By the Light of the Soul (2011) 8 exemplares
six trees (1969) 8 exemplares
The Butterfly House (2006) 7 exemplares
Evelina's Garden (1899) 7 exemplares
Luella Miller 7 exemplares
The Jamesons (2012) 6 exemplares
Copy-Cat and Other Stories (1914) 6 exemplares
Jerome, a poor man; a novel (1897) 6 exemplares
In Colonial Times (2011) 5 exemplares
The Yates pride a romance (2012) 5 exemplares
Silence, and other stories (1898) 5 exemplares
The Long Arm 4 exemplares
The green door (2012) 4 exemplares
The Shadows On The Wall (2004) 4 exemplares
The Southwest Chamber (1997) 4 exemplares
The Lost Ghost 3 exemplares
The Classic Gothic Horror Collection (2021) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Wind In The Rose-Bush (1902) 3 exemplares
Edgewater People (2004) 3 exemplares
The givers; short stories (2007) 3 exemplares
Sweet Williams 2 exemplares
Little Lassies (1904) 2 exemplares
Moeder in Opstand (1980) 2 exemplares
La volonté des femmes (2022) 2 exemplares
Gentle Ghost and Other Stories (2012) 2 exemplares
A Gala Dress. (1950) 1 exemplar
The Cat 1 exemplar
[No title] 1 exemplar
A Moral Exigency 1 exemplar
Algunas mujeres (2018) 1 exemplar
The soldier man 1 exemplar
Little lads (1904) 1 exemplar
The Prism 1 exemplar
THE DEBTOR 1 exemplar
Pembroke; a novel 1 exemplar
Green Mountain Stories (2023) 1 exemplar

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Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins
Outros nomes
Wilkins, Mary E.
Wilkins, Mary
Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins
Data de nascimento
1852-10-31
Data de falecimento
1930-03-13
Localização do túmulo
Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, USA
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Randolph, Massachusetts, USA
Local de falecimento
Metuchen, New Jersey, USA
Causa da morte
heart attack
Locais de residência
Randolph, Massachusetts, USA
Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Metuchen, New Jersey, USA
Educação
Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (now Mt. Holyoke College)
Mrs. Hosford’s Glenwood Seminary (West Brattleboro, Vermont, USA)
Ocupações
novelist
short story writer
poet
ghost story writer
Relações
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr. (employer)
Prémios e menções honrosas
William Dean Howells Medal (1925)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (1926)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1926)

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Mary Ella Wilkins was born to a devout Congregationalist family in Randolph, Massachusetts. Her father, a carpenter, moved the family to Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1867 to open a dry-goods store. She attended Brattleboro High School and then studied at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (now Mount Holyoke College), in 1870-71. After her father's business failed, her mother Eleanor had to go into service in the home of a local clergyman, taking Mary with her. Mary worked as a secretary to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., and began writing children’s stories and poems. Following the death of her mother in 1880, she adopted the middle name Eleanor. In 1883, she published her first story for adults in a Boston newspaper. Within a few years, she was recognized as an important and influential writer. Mary Eleanor Wilkins moved back to Randolph to live with friends after her father died. In their secluded farmhouse, she wrote her stories and novels steadily for 20 years, often working ten hours a day. Her best-known collection may be A New England Nun and Other Stories (1891). In 1902, at age 49, she married Charles M. Freeman and moved to Metuchen, New Jersey, with him. They separated in 1922. Much of Mary's work depicts the life she knew in New England hill towns and often features spinster heroines or abandoned children. Some of her ghost stories are often included in anthologies, including "Luella Miller" and "The Wind in the Rose-Bush." Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Edith Wharton became the first women inducted into the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1926.
Nota de desambiguação
Birth Date note: Per the old book, "A Woman of the Century", birth date is listed as 1862. Per the website "A Celebration of Women Writers", birth date is listed as 1852. "A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches" also gives the date as 1862. Leah Glasser's biography cites 1852 as a birth date and has Eleanor starting school aged seven in 1859.

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An excellent set of stories of New England life, in particular The Revolt of Mother and my favorite A New England Nun. As a woman who has lived alone for many, many years, Nun went straight to my heart and soul! Mary Elizabeth Wilkins Freeman is a writer who connects with a female audience with works that ring true.
 
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AliceAnna | Mar 16, 2024 |
These collections of "Tales of the Weird" from the British Library continue to provide a great way to catch up with long out-of-print stories and tales, and introduce new authors. No exception here: some really excellent creepy stories.
 
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JBD1 | Oct 28, 2023 |
Another novel by Wilkins Freeman that is set in rural New England (I think in the 1800's but I don't know that the book says one way or the other). This one is a bit different because all of the main characters are quite flawed in one way or the other. Madelon, in particular, is too proud, too head-strong and too passionate. Burr is a weak man, but steps up to protect another. And Lot is so love-sick for Madelon (who is in love with Burr) that he can't even think straight. The only true joy in the book comes through the music of Madelon and her family. A satisfying read, but not a great one.… (mais)
½
 
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AliceAnna | Oct 2, 2023 |
A long short story with a moral. Not really much to it.
 
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AliceAnna | Jan 9, 2023 |

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