The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21). rn VOLUME XVII. Later National Literature, Part II.XXIII. Education
§ 50. Locke Amsden
The one ambitious attempt to draw the materials of fiction from the life of the school is found in Locke Amsden, or the Schoolmaster (1847), by Daniel Pierce Thompson. The old district school finds here its fullest literary presentation. Though the mid-century popularity of this book was sufficient to call forth many editions, it is now nearly forgotten, and its author is remembered, if at all, by his more stirring Green Mountain Boys.