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Fitz-James O'Brien

AKA Michael O'Brien

Born: 31-Dec-1828
Birthplace: County Limerick, Ireland
Died: 6-Apr-1862
Location of death: Cumberland, MD
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Diamond Lens

Military service: Union Army (died from injuries)

Emigrated to the United States in the early 1850s. He was widely published in magazines including Atlantic Monthly and Vanity Fair, though not in book form until after his death from injuries suffered on the battlefield in the US Civil War. Famous short stories by O'Brien include "The Diamond Lens", "The Wonder Smith", and "What Was It?"

    University: University of Dublin

Author of books:
The Poems and Stories of Fitz James O'Brien (1881)

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