Theodore Sedgwick Fay


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(1807–98), editor of the New-York Mirror (1828–33), after 1837 held various diplomatic posts in England, Germany, and Switzerland. His early essays in the Mirror were collected in Dreams and Reveries of a Quiet Man (2 vols., 1832), and among his other books are Norman Leslie: A Tale of the Present Times (1835); Sydney Clifton; or, Vicissitudes in Both Hemispheres (1839), a Gothic romance in a modern setting; The Countess Ida: A Tale of Berlin (1840); Hoboken (1843), a moralistic romance; and Ulric; or, The Voices (1851), a romantic poem of the Reformation in Germany.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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