Celia Thaxter

Celia Thaxter

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Celia Laighton Thaxter (June 29, 1835 - August 25, 1894) was an American writer of poetry and stories. She was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Thaxter grew up in the Isles of Shoals, first on White Island, where her father, Thomas Laighton, was a lighthouse keeper, and then on Smuttynose and Appledore Islands. When she was sixteen, she married Levi Thaxter and moved to the mainland, residing first in Watertown, Massachusetts at a property his father owned. In 1854, they accepted an offer to use a house in Newburyport. The couple then acquired their own home, today called the Celia Thaxter House, built in 1856 near the Charles River at Newtonville. She had a son, Roland, born August 28, 1858, who would later become a prominent plant pathologist. Her first published poem, Landlocked, was written during this time on the mainland. Her life with Levi was not harmonious and she missed her islands, and so after 10 years away, she moved back to Appledore Island.
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135923838
  • 9786135923834