Mary N. MurfreeMary N. Murfree
American Novelist
1850 – 1922 A.D.

Mary Noailles Murfree, an American novelist, born in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Under the pen-name of Charles Egbert Craddock, she became widely known for her graphic studies of the life and people of the Tennessee mountains. The dramatic quality of her stories is such that for years they were supposed to be the work of a man.

The freshness and fidelity of Miss Murfree’s work, and her complete familiarity with her subjects, has given her a high place among the Southern writers of her generation.

Among her novels are: The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains, In the ‘Stranger People’s’ Country, The Bushwhackers, The Champion, etc.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.