American Literature to 1900 by Lewis Leary (auth.)

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1870. Rufus and Rose; or, The Fortunes of Rough and Ready. 1870. Sink or Swim; or, Harry Raymond's Resolve. ). Paul the Peddler; or, The Adventures of a Young Street Merchant. 1871. Strong and Steady; or, Paddle ·Your Own Canoe. 1871. Tattered Tom; or, The Story of a Street Arab. 1871. Phil, The Fiddler; or, The Story of a Young Street Musician. 1872. Slow and Sure; or, From the Street to the Shop. 1872. Strive and Succeed; or, The Progress of Walter Conrad. 1872. Bound to Rise; or, Harry Walton's Motto.

One will look in vain for a range of emotional experience in his writing and consequently for the depth of serious feeling usually associated with great literature. But for his picturesque personality and his contribution as a committed and hard-hitting journalist, and as a writer of some excellent stories, Bierce is an enduring figure in the history of American literature. -1. N. Sharma BILLINGS, Josh. See SHAW, Henry Wheeler. BIRD, Robert Montgomery. American. Born in New Castle. Delaware, 5 February 1806.

Educated at local schools; Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1867-68; travelled and studied in Germany, 1868-69; studied law: admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, 1871, but never practised. Married Emma Sanderson in 1882. Associate Editor, Union, Springfield, Massachusetts; Editorial Writer, Evening Post, New York, 1878; Founder, with his brother, Springfield Daily News, 1880; after 1885 devoted himself to writing and propagation of Socialist ideas: lectured throughout the United States; founded New Nation, Boston, 1891.

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