Ann Sophia Stephens

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Birthday
30, 1810
Birthplace
Derby, CT
Death Date
Aug 20, 1886 (76)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
30, 1810
Birthplace
Derby, CT
Death Date
Aug 20, 1886 (76)

About

A 19th-century American novelist and magazine editor, she is known for creating the dime novel genre. Her best-known works include Maleaska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter (1860) and High Life in New York (1843).

Before Fame

She co-founded Portland Magazine, a monthly literary publication.

Trivia

She adopted the pen name of Jonathan Slick.

Family Life

She was born to Ann and John Winterbotham in Derby, Connecticut. She married Edward Stephens in 1831.

Associated With

She and Upton Sinclair both wrote dime novels.

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