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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

James Lane Allen (1849–1925)

Allen, James Lane. An American novelist; born near Lexington, KY, Dec. 21, 1850; died in 1925. He graduated at Transylvania University, taught there for a time, and became subsequently professor of Latin and English in Bethany College. His fame rests mainly upon his powerful and popular novels of manners and people in the blue-grass region and elsewhere, the best known being ‘A Kentucky Cardinal’ (1894); ‘Summer in Arcady’ (1896); ‘The Choir Invisible’ (1897); ‘The Reign of Law’ (1900); ‘The Mettle of the Pasture’ (1903); ‘Aftermath’; ‘The Bride of the Mistletoe’ (1909); ‘The Heroine in Bronze’ (1912); ‘The Sword of Youth’ (1915). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).