Blanche Willis Howard


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(1847–98), novelist born in Maine, lived after 1875 in Germany, marrying there and becoming the Baroness von Teuffel. She wrote many exotic romances, of which the most popular was Guenn: A Wave on the Breton Coast (1883), the story of an egocentric American artist who causes the suicide of a Breton peasant girl when he fails to return her love.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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