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Harriet Prescott Spofford

1835 - 1921
Harriet Spofford is still today one of the most widely-published American writers. She wrote novels, poems, and detective stories, spanning her career across more than six decades and many literary genres. She had an extraordinary gift for language and wrote beautiful, moving descriptions, evoking intense feelings.
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Maria, from an upper window, spied the children coming, tugging the basket along.

She called down to Old Uncle and Aunt Susan on the piazza.

“If them children ar’n’t ... [+]