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James Athearn Jones

(1791—1854)


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(1791–1854), Massachusetts-born author and editor, whose books include Tales of an Indian Camp (3 vols., 1829), 56 romantic legends based on the folklore of Eastern and Plains Indians; an early volume of poems, of which the most popular was The Lay of a Mountain Spirit; The Refugee (1825), a fantastic romance of the Revolutionary War; and another novel, Haverhill; or, Memoirs of an Officer in the Army of Wolfe (1831).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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