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Sara Payson Willis Parton

Columnist (9-Jul-1811 — 10-Oct-1872)


Florence Bannard Adams. Fanny Fern, or a Pair of Flaming Shoes. West Trenton, NJ: Hermitage Press. 1966. 30pp.

William Moulton. The Life and Beauties of Fanny Fern. New York: Long and Brother. 1855. 330pp. Published anonymously.

Nicole Tonkovich. Domesticity with a Difference: The Nonfiction of Catherine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller. University Press of Mississippi. 1997. 230pp.

Nancy A. Walker. Fanny Fern. New York: Twayne. 1993.

Joyce W. Warren. Fanny Fern: An Independent Woman. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 1992. 374pp.


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  3. Webster's American Biographies (p.800)

  4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.318)

  5. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.770)

  6. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.316)

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.360)

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