(1843–1920), born in Virginia, later lived in New York and England, and became known for her essays, stories, and novels depicting American social life during the latter part of the 19th century. The Anglomaniacs (1890), published anonymously, won wide attention for its comic portrayal of American social climbers in Europe. Her other fiction includes Belhaven Tales (1892), Sweet Bells Out of Tune (1893), A Son of the Old Dominion (1897), Good Americans (1898), and Latter-Day Sweethearts (1906). She published her autobiography as Recollections Grave and Gay (1911).
From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.