Alice Cary


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Ohio-born author whose quasi-autobiographical stories and sketches, Clovernook; Or Recollections of Our Neighborhood in the West (1852), give a good sense of a woman's life on the frontier. A “Second Series” (1853) introduced the coming of cities and commerce. With her sister Phoebe (1824–71) she moved to New York, gained a reputation for their Poems (1849), and became the subject of Whittier's poem “The Singer.”

Subjects: Literature.

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