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Celia Thaxter

(1835—1894)


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(1835–94),

was the daughter of a lighthouse keeper on the Isles of Shoals, off the New Hampshire coast, where she spent most of her life. Her depiction of the various moods of the sea form the subject matter of her. Poems (1872), Drift-Weed (1879), Idyls and Pastorals (1886), and other volumes. Her prose sketches devoted to the same subjects appear in Among the Isles of Shoals (1873) and An Island Garden (1894). She was as well known for her personality as for her poetry, and visitors at the hotel conducted by her family included Thoreau, Lowell, Whittier, and other authors and artists.

Subjects: Literature.


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