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Literature in English, North America

Feminism

1947

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Life And Writings Of Mary Hayden Green Pike (1824-1908), Rachel Reed Griffin Jul 1947

Life And Writings Of Mary Hayden Green Pike (1824-1908), Rachel Reed Griffin

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Although sketches of the life of Mary Hayden Green Pike appear in Appletons1 Cyclopaedia of American Biography and in the Dictionary of American Biography, an extended study of her life and works has not been written. Whatever the cause of her obscurity, her popularity as a novelist of the "feminine fifties," her enthusiasm for the abolitionist cause, and her value as a propagandist seem to merit more than literary oblivion.

Mary Hayden Green Pike, a pre-Civil War novelist of Calais, Maine, was one of the more popular writers to follow in the wake of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Deeply concerned with ...