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Elizabeth Frances Corbett

Born: 1887 in Aurora, Illinois
Died: 1981 in New York

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Corbett was a native of Aurora but grew up in a Milwaukee suburb on the grounds of a Civil War veterans' home near Milwaukee where her father worked.

Biography: Elizabeth Corbett was a poet and author and she wrote historical novels that were often set during the Civil War. After her father's death in 1927, she and her mother moved to New York City. Miss Corbett wrote a succession of 50 historical or period novels that were consistently popular, particularly among women. Reviewers often termed her nostalgic works ''entertaining'' and ''friendly'' . She also wrote short stories, plays, and many articles. Her best known character is the spry octogenarian, Mrs. Meigs. She received a B.A. degree at the University of Wisconsin, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Elizabeth Frances Corbett on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Sunday at six
ISBN: 0844195332 OCLC: 19940970

Beagle, New York : 1973, ©1971.

The three lives of Sharon Spence,
ISBN: 0696834308 OCLC: 34655

Meredith Press New York, [1969]