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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.

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A first book in American history
ISBN: 1175920010

Nabu Press. 2010

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The United States: And Its People for Young Americans (Classic Reprint)
ISBN: 144007836X

Forgotten Books. 2016

Excerpt from The United States: And Its People for Young Americans

The present work is meant, in the first instance, for the young - not alone for boys and girls, but for young men and women who have yet to make themselves familiar with the more important features of their country's history. By a book for the young is meant one in which the author studies to make his statements clear and explicit, in which curious and picturesque details are inserted, and in which the writer does not neglect such anecdotes as lend the charm of a human and personal interest to the broader facts of the nation's story.

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The circuit rider

University of Michigan Library. 2009

The Mystery Of Metropolisville
ISBN: 0548193940

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2007

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The Graysons: A Story of Illinois
ISBN: 0559881096

BiblioBazaar. 2008

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Queer Stories for Boys and Girls
ISBN: 1421839490

1st World Library - Literary Society. 2007

You think that folks in fine clothes are the only folks that ever see fairies, and that poor folks can't afford them. But in the days of the real old-fashioned "Green Jacket and White Owl's Feather" fairies, it was the poor boy carrying fagots to the cabi

The End of the World: A Love Story
ISBN: 0554035537

BiblioBazaar. 2007

Samuel Anderson made no reply. It would be of no use to reply. Shrews are tamed only by silence. Anderson had long since learned that the little shred of influence which remained to him in his own house would disappear whenever his teeth were no longer able to shut his tongue securely in.

The Schoolmaster's Stories, for Boys and Girls: -1877
ISBN: 1112289259

Cornell University Library. 2009

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