De Forest, John William, 1826-1906

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American author.

From the description of Papers of John William DeForest [manuscript], 1855-1887. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806466

John William De Forest's novels and nonfiction works contain a realism absent in the work of many of his Victorian Era contemporaries. Instead of depicting the romance and sentimentality fashionable in literature of that time, De Forest depicts a very different view of the world. This view includes poverty, human failings, historical perspectives, and a colorful cast of characters.

From the description of J.W. De Forest novels, 1872-1876. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52075171

American novelist and travel author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Conn., to the Reverend E.F. Strickland in Des Moines, Iowa, 1890 Aug. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526062

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associatedWith Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840. person
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correspondedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Platt, [Johnson T.?], Mrs. person
associatedWith Sancton, Thomas. person
associatedWith Strickland, E. F., Reverend, person
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associatedWith Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972. person
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Birth 1826-05-31

Death 1906-07-17



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