Maria Susanna Cummins

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Birthday
9, 1827
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Oct 1, 1866 (39)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
9, 1827
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Oct 1, 1866 (39)

About

An American writer of romance novels and young women's fiction, she is particularly known for The Lamplighter, a bestselling 1854 novel. Her other works include Haunted Hearts, Around Mull, and Mabel Vaughan.

Before Fame

She studied at Mrs. Charles Sedgwick's Young Ladies' School in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Trivia

Her famous novel, The Lamplighter, sold 70,000 copies in the year following its publication.

Family Life

She was the Massachusetts-born daughter of David Cummins and Maria F. Kittredge.

Associated With

She and Samuel McIntire were both from Salem, Massachusetts.

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