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

Oliver Optic (1822–1897)

Optic, Oliver, pseudonym of William T. Adams. A popular American writer of stories for boys; born in Massachusetts, 1822; died in 1897. He was for many years a teacher in the Boston public schools. He wrote ‘Army and Navy’ series; ‘Young America Abroad’ series; ‘Lake Shore’ series; etc.