Mary Mapes Dodge

Mary Mapes Dodge

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mary Mapes Dodge (January 26, 1831 - August 21, 1905) was an American children's writer and editor, best known for her novel Hans Brinker. Mary was born Mary Elizabeth Mapes to Prof. James Jay Mapes and Sophia Furman in New York City. She acquired a good education under private tutors. In 1851 she married the lawyer William Dodge. Within the next four years she gave birth to two sons, James and Harrington. In 1857, William faced serious financial difficulties and left his family in 1858. A month after his disappearance his body was found dead from an apparent drowning, and Mary Mapes Dodge became a widow. In 1859 she began writing and editing, working with her father to publish two magazines, the Working Farmer and the United States Journal. Within a few years she had great success with a collection of short stories, The Irvington Stories (1864), and a novel was solicited. Dodge then wrote Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates, which became an instant bestseller.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134900761
  • 9786134900768