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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Maria Susanna Cummins (1827–1866)

Cummins, Maria Susanna. An American novelist; born at Salem, MA, April 9, 1827; died at Dorchester, MA, Oct. 1, 1866. Her novel ‘The Lamplighter’ (1853) had enormous success and was translated into foreign languages; it is still remembered for the idyllic charm and tenderness of its first few chapters, but the rest is commonplace. Her other books are: ‘Mabel Vaughn’ (1857); ‘El Fureidis’ (1860); ‘Haunted Hearts’ (1863).