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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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19th century American literature

Fanny Fern (July 9, 1811 - October 10, 1872) was the pseudonym of Sara Willis Parton. She was a popular American columnist, humorist, novelist, and author of children's stories in the 1850s-1870s. Her immense popularity has been attributed to her conversational style and the immediacy of her topics to her mostly middle-class female audience. In 1852, she became the first female writer with her own regular column; by 1855, she commanded $100 per week for her New York Ledger column and was the highest-paid newspaper writer in the United States.

Her best-known work, the fictionalised autobiography Ruth Hall (1854), has become a favorite with feminist literary scholars.




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