Constance Fenimore Woolson
1848 – 1894 A.D.
Constance Fenimore Woolson, an American novelist, born in Claremont, N.H. She was a grandniece of James Feimore Cooper, as educated in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent the latter part of her life in Italy.
Her first literary work appeared in Harper’s Monthly in 1870, and here much of her subsequent writing was published. her important books are: The Old Stone House, East Angels, Jupiter Lights, Horace Chace, and The Front Yard, and Other Italian Stories.
Edmund Clarence Stedman said of her: “No woman of rarer personal qualities, or with more decided gifts as a novelist, figured in her own generation of American writers.”
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.