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Flute and Violin, and Other Kentucky Tales and Romances. MACMILLAN. 1900.

This writer of southern stories was born near Lexington, Kentucky, in 1849. He was educated at the Transylvania University and received his Litt.D. at Tulane and Kentucky Universities. He has taught in public and private schools and at the University of Kentucky. He has also been professor of Latin and higher English at Bethany College in West Virginia. Since 1886, however, he has given his entire attention to literature. is unmarried. His best known work is a novel, "The Choir Invisible", published in 1897. Allen's short stories appear in "Harper's", "The Century", and other magazines.




The author of that charming biography, "Stephen Crane", was born November 22, 1889, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was graduated from Yale University in 1911 and was a student in the law school of Columbia University until 1913. Mr. Beer enlisted in the field artillery of the United States army in 1917 and served on the staff of the 87th Division in France for six months. He is unmarried and lives now in Yonkers, New York. His most recent novel is "Sandoval". His stories are to be found in "The Century", "The Saturday Evening Post", "The Smart Set", etc.

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MCBRIDE. 1921.

Gallantry. HARPER. 1907.

The Line of Love: Dizain des Mariages. MCBRIDE. 1921.

James Branch Cabell was born at Richmond, Virginia, April 14, 1879. He was graduated from William and Mary College, where he taught French and Greek in 1896-97. He worked in the pressroom of the Richmond "Times", and has been on the staff of the New York "Herald" and the Richmond "News". He began contributing short stories to the magazines in 1902. He has conducted genealogical and original research work in America, France, Ireland, and England, and has engaged in coal mining in West Virginia. He is an historian as well. Mr. Cabell is married and lives at Dumbarton Grange, Dumbarton, Virginia. His stories are to be found in "The Century", 'Harper's", "McClure's", and "Collier's". REFERENCES:


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Fresh Waters. DUTTON. 1924.

This editor-lawyer-diplomat was born August 5, 1881, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received his LL.B. from Harvard in 1906, when he was admitted to the bar. He practised until 1917, and became editor of "Collier's" in 1919. Mr. Child has been United States ambassador to Italy, was the founder of the Council on Foreign Relations and chief representative of the United States at the conferences of Genoa and Lausanne, 1922. He is the author of numerous novels, and his short stories are to be found in "The Saturday Evening Post", "Collier's", and "Pictorial Review".

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WILL LEVINGTON COMFORT Mr. Comfort was born at Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1878 and attended the grammar and high schools of Detroit. He served in the 5th United States Cavalry during the Spanish-American War, was war correspondent in the Philippines and China for the Detroit Journal Newspaper Syndicate in 1899, and in Russia and Japan for the Pittsburg Dispatch Newspaper Syndicate in 1904. He has written several novels, and his short stories are well known to the readers of "The Saturday Evening Post".


Old Chester Tales. HARPER. 1898.
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Mrs. Deland was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1857. She was educated in private schools and married Lorin F. Deland of Boston in 1880. She is probably best known for two novels, "The Awakening of Helena Richie" and "The Iron Woman". At present she lives in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Her stories have appeared in "The Ladies' Home Journal", "Harper's", and "Collier's".


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Floyd Dell is a product of the middle west, having been born in Barry, Illinois, June 28, 1887. From 1909 to 1911 he was a reporter in Davenport, Iowa, and Chicago, and he later became literary editor of the Chicago "Evening Post". He has also been associate editor of "The Masses" and of "The Liberator". Mr. Dell is married and lives near New York City, on the Hudson. His first novel "Moon-Calf", a piece of realistic autobiography in the modern manner, caused quite a furor. His short stories appear regularly in "The Century".


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