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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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Children's literature :
ISBN: 0631210482. OCLC Number: 44128438

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This anthology of nineteenth-century English-language children's literature from Great Britain, the United States, Australia, and Canada, bringing together over 120 works, including poems, stories and extracts from novels. All texts are introduced with contextualizing headnotes and are organized chronologically; they can also be referenced by theme, genre, author and country.

Circuit rider :
ISBN: 1313035947. OCLC Number: 926719158

Hardpress Ltd,. .

ISBN: 3743302950. OCLC Number: 1007045038


End of the world, the: a love story.
ISBN: 1281872644. OCLC Number: 671746723

BiblioLife,. .

ISBN: 1330898419. OCLC Number: 978647334


First book in american history.
ISBN: 1175920010. OCLC Number: 945210507

Nabu Press,. .

Hoosier schoolboy
ISBN: 9786315063756. OCLC Number: 880829048

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The class troublemaker has problems at home with his alcoholic father and more problems defending him at school.

Household history of the united states and its people, for young americans.
ISBN: 1290108447. OCLC Number: 940480472

Hardpress Publishing,. .

Montezuma and the conquest of Mexico
ISBN: 9781437135121. OCLC Number: 437258810

Kessinger,. .

Mr. blake's walking stick :
ISBN: 1177323001. OCLC Number: 944468857

Nabu Press,. .

Mystery of metropolisville, the.
ISBN: 1281849200. OCLC Number: 671746768

BiblioLife,. .

Queer Stories for Boys and Girls
ISBN: 1421839490. OCLC Number: 154700774

Book Jungle. .

Queer Stories for Boys and Girls
ISBN: 9783847228530. OCLC Number: 920917312

tredition. .

ISBN: 9781411444638. OCLC Number: 828934539

Barnes & Noble Digital Library,. .

Published in 1878, Roxy was one of Eggleston's best selling novels. Its heroine, Roxy Adams, is a religious woman whose faith is sorely tested when her husband embarks on an affair that results in an illegitimate child. It is an example of pure American fiction; in a contemporary review, the New York Post wrote, Roxy' is the best product of Dr. Eggleston's activity in the field of fiction.

Schoolmaster's stories, for boys and girls.
ISBN: 1290411662. OCLC Number: 940793328

Hardpress Publishing,. .

Tecumseh and the Shawnee Prophet
ISBN: 9781411444645. OCLC Number: 828935314

Barnes & Noble Digital Library,. .

This juvenile history, published in 1878, and cowritten by Eggleston's daughter, Elizabeth Eggleston Seelye, is a dramatic rendition of the life of the Shawnee leader Tecumseh (1768-1813) and his brother Tenskwatawa (1775-1836), known as the Shawnee Prophet.

The faith doctor :
ISBN: 9781411444669. OCLC Number: 828935414

Barnes & Noble,. .

Published in 1891, this was Eggleston's final novel, before he turned his hand exclusively to history. Here Eggleston satirizes the wealthy followers of Christian Science and faith healing. The book was not written to depreciate anyone's valued delusions, he writes in his Preface, but to make a study of human nature under certain modern conditions.

The Graysons :
ISBN: 9781411444966. OCLC Number: 828935826

Barnes & Noble Digital Library,. .

Published in 1881, this historical romance set in frontier Illinois features a young Abraham Lincoln as a character and is based on the future president's successful defense of an accused murderer.

The Hoosier schoolmaster :
ISBN: 9781440076336. OCLC Number: 815457119

Forgotten Books,. .

ISBN: 144007836X. OCLC Number: 980429940