Nicholas Marcellus Hentz


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(1797–1856), French-born novelist, whose best-known work, Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape (1825), is a melodramatic tale of the Delaware Indians in the manner of Cooper. He conducted several schools in the South with his wife, Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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