Joseph Holt Ingraham


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(1809–60), born in Maine, became popular as a historical romancer with such thrilling tales as Lafitte: The Pirate of the Gulf (1836); Burton; or, The Sieges (1838), an infamous portrait of Burr; and Leisler; or, The Rebel and the King's Man (1846). As an Episcopal clergyman in the South, Ingraham later wrote epistolary religious romances, including The Prince of the House of David (1855), concerned with the life of Christ; The Pillar of Fire (1859), the story of Moses; and The Throne of David (1860), telling of the land of Canaan to the time of Absalom's revolt.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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