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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edward Eggleston  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction History Mystery Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1837 in Vevay, Indiana

-- Edward Eggleston on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

In 1866, Eggleston moved to Evanston, Illinois, to become the associate editor of the Chicago based magazine.

Biographical and Professional Information

Edward Eggleston was born on December 10, 1837, in Vevay, Indiana. He married Lizzie Snider of St. Peter, Minnesota, in 1858, and they had three daughters, Lillie, Blanche, and Allegra. His family inspired him to write children's stories, several of which were published in the Little Corporal magazine. In 1866, he moved to Evanston, Illinois, to become the associate editor of the Chicago based magazine. One year later, he landed a position as editor of the National Sunday School Teacher. In 1870, Eggleston moved to New York, becoming literary and superintending editor of a well-known journal called the Independent. His summer home, Owl's Nest, in Lake George, New York, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

Published Works

  • The Hoosier Schoolmaster: A Novel, 1871
  • The End of the World: A Love Story, 1872
  • The End of the World, 1872
  • The Mystery of Metropolisville, 1873
  • The Circuit Rider, 1874
  • Roxy,1878
  • The Graysons: A Story of Illinois, 1888
  • The Faith Doctor,1891
  • Duffels,1893Juvenile
  • Mr. Blake's Walking Stick, 1870
  • The Schoolmasters Stories for Boys and Girls, 1877
  • Tecumseh and the Shawnee Prophet, 1878
  • Pocahontus and Powhatan, 1879
  • Montezuma, 1880
  • The Hoosier Schoolboy, 1883
  • Queer Stories for Boys and Girls, 1884
  • Home History of the United States, 1889
  • A First Book in American History, Nabu Press, 2010History
  • A History of the U.S. and its People, 1888
  • The Beginning of a Nation 1896 The Transit of Civilization From England to America, 1901
  • New Centennial History of the United States, 1904

Selected Titles At Your Library

First book in american history.
ISBN: 1175920010. OCLC Number:

Nabu Press,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 2010.

ISBN: 144007836X. OCLC Number:

FORGOTTEN Books,. [Place of publication not identified],. 2016.