Caroline Chesebrough


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(1825–1873), novelist and short story writer. Born in Canandaigua, New York, Chesebrough was educated at Canandaigua Seminary. At age twenty-three, using the name Caroline Chesebro', she began to write articles and short fiction for magazines such as Harper's, Putnam's, Knickerbocker, and the Atlantic Monthly. Her first published volume was a collection of short tales called Dream-Land by Daylight (1852), and over the next twenty years she remained a prolific and successful writer, publishing novels and collections of stories at an astounding rate: Isa, a Pilgrimage (1852), The Children of Light (1853), The Little Cross-Bearers (1854), Susan, the Fisherman's Daughter (1855), The Beautiful Gate, and Other Stories (1855), Victoria (1856), Philly and Kit (1856), The Sparrow's Fall (1863), Peter Carradine (1863), Amy Carr (1864), The Glen Cabin (ca. 1865), and The Foe in the Household (1871).


From The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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