Delia Bacon

Delia Bacon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Delia Bacon (February 2, 1811 - September 2, 1859), a sister of Leonard Bacon, is best known for her work on Shakespearean authorship. Bacon was born in a frontier log-cabin in Tallmadge, Ohio, the youngest daughter of a Congregationalist minister, who in pursuit of a vision had abandoned New Haven for the wilds of Ohio. The venture quickly collapsed, and the family returned to New England, where her father died soon after. The impoverished state of their finances permitted only her elder brother Leonard to receive a tertiary education, at Yale, while her own formal education ended when she was fourteen. She became a teacher in schools in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, and then, until about 1852, became a distinguished professional lecturer, conducting, in various Eastern United States cities, classes for women in history and literature by methods she devised. At 20, in 1831, she published her first book, Tales of the Puritans anonymously, consisting of three long stories on colonial life. In 1832 she beat Edgar Allan Poe for a short-story prize sponsored by the Philadelphia Saturday Courier.show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134919144
  • 9786134919142