(1789–c.1837), Massachusetts physician and journalist, wrote several sportive novels with a humor varying from the genial to the burlesque. Travels in America by George Fibbleton (1833) is a reply to Mrs. Trollope's Domestic Manners of the Americans (1832) and a satire on the Observations … in the United States (1833) of the Rev. Isaac Fiddler. The Life and Adventures of Dr. Dodimus Duckworth (1833) is mock-heroic biography of a New Englander; The Perils of Pearl Street (1834) presents a humorous story against a realistic background of New York business and high finance; and A Yankee Among the Nullifiers (1833) is a fictional autobiography with a truthful depiction of what the author saw during a visit to South Carolina.
From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.