Susan Warner

Warner, Susan Bogert

Susan Bogert Warner, pseud. Elizabeth Wetherall, 1819–85, American novelist, b. New York City. Of her many books the best known was The Wide, Wide World (1850), a pious, tearful tale of an orphan. Her other novels include Queechy (1852), The Hills of the Shatemuc (1856), and Melbourne House (1864). With her sister, Anna Bartlett Warner, pseud. Amy Lothrop, 1820–1915), she collaborated on several children's books, notably Mr. Rutherford's Children (1853–55). Anna also wrote Dollars and Cents (1852), Stories of Vinegar Hill (6 vol., 1872), and other novels, as well as a biography of her sister (1909).

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FREE! The Wide, Wide World
Susan Warner.
Hurst and Company, vol.2, 1900
A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1850s in America
Robert L. Gale.
Greenwood Press, 1993
Librarian’s tip: "Susan Warner" p. 407
"We Must Sorrow": Silence, Suffering, and Sentimentality in Susan Warner's 'The Wide, Wide World.'
O'Connell, Catharine.
Studies in American Fiction, Vol. 25, No. 1, Spring 1997
Susan Warner's the Wide, Wide World, Conduct Literature, and Protocols of Female Reading in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America
Ashworth, Suzanne M.
Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2000
The Limits of the Mother at Home in the Wide, Wide World and the Lamplighter
Chantell, Claire.
Studies in American Fiction, Vol. 30, No. 2, Autumn 2002
The Feminine Fifties
Fred Lewis Pattee.
D. Appleton-Century Company, 1940
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Susan Warner begins on p. 58
Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook
Denise D. Knight.
Greenwood Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Susan Warner" p. 452
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