Charles Heber Clark


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(1841–1915), Maryland-born journalist in Philadelphia, whose literary reputation rested mainly on his first book, Out of the Hurly-Burly (1874), farcical sketches of life in a suburban town. Elbow-Room (1876), subtitled “a novel without a plot,” is in the same vein, but his later novel The Quakeress (1905), the short story collection By the Bend in the River (1914), and other works are more regular in form and depend on local color and character rather than humor. He used the pseudonym Max Adeler.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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