Clara Louise Burnham





Clara Louise Burnham


Born
in Newton, Massachusetts, The United States
May 26, 1854

Died
June 20, 1927


The American author Clara Louise Burnham wrote 26 novels between the years 1881 and 1925. Amongst these were Christian Science themed fiction: The Right Princess (1902), Jewel (1903), and The Leaven of Love (1908). These three novels are considered her “Christian Science trilogy.” Burnham’s short stories and novels enjoyed widespread success and were well received, and several of her books were adapted for stage and screen.

Burnham was born Clara Louise Root in Newton, Massachusetts, on May 26, 1854. She was the daughter of Dr. George F. Root, a composer famed for his American Civil War songs, such as “The Battle Cry of Freedom” and “Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys Are Marching.” Her brother Frederick W. Root was a musician who wrote both hymn
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Average rating: 3.61 · 49 ratings · 10 reviews · 42 distinct works
Jewel

3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1903 — 28 editions
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The Opened Shutters

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1906 — 18 editions
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The Right Princess

3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1902 — 9 editions
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Clever Betsy

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1910 — 5 editions
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Jewel's Story Book

2.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1904 — 18 editions
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Sweet Clover

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1895 — 7 editions
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The Inner Flame

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1912 — 11 editions
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Instead of the Thorn

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Jewel: A Chapter in Her Life

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The Key Note

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1921 — 8 editions
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