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Marietta Holley by Kate H. Winter
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Feb 24, 08

bookshelves: read-adult-nonfiction, read-biography, read-womens-history
Read in May, 1987 — I own a copy

I read this at a time when I was living in Watertown, NY, which is near where Marietta Holley lived. What a shame it is that her books have been forgotten! Her books were bestsellers in her time, and, I believe, influenced Mark Twain in her use of vernacular speech. Her books were full of humor and clever commentary on social issues of her time, including abolition, temperance, and women's suffrage. I highly recommend this biography and any of Holley's work that you can get your hands on.
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