Henry Blake Fuller

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Birthday
9, 1857
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Jul 28, 1929 (72)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
9, 1857
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Jul 28, 1929 (72)

About

An American novelist and short story writer, he is best known for the controversial 1919 work, Bertram Cope's Year, which subtly addresses homosexual themes. His other works include Under the Skylights and The Cliff-Dwellers.

Before Fame

He published his first work, The Chatelaine of La Trinite, in 1892.

Trivia

He was a founding member of the Eagle's Nest Art Colony in Illinois.

Family Life

His journals reveal his homosexual attraction to his Allison Classical Academy roommates. Many years after his death, he was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.

Associated With

He has sometimes been compared to fellow author Henry James.