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Hearn, Lafcadio (1850–1904)

Edited by Dinah Birch

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780192806871
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191735066
Hearn, Lafcadio (1850–1904)

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born on the Greek island of Levkas, of Irish‐Greek parentage, and educated in England. In 1869 he left penniless for the United States. He worked as a journalist in Cincinnati and incurred scandal by cohabiting with a black woman, ...

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