Mary Mapes Dodge

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Birthday
26, 1831
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 21, 1905 (74)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1831
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 21, 1905 (74)

About

An American children's writer and editor, she is most famous for Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates (1865), a novel that presents a portrait of early nineteenth-century Dutch life.

Before Fame

During her younger years, she received a good education from private tutors. She later collaborated with her father on the publication of the United States Journal.

Trivia

She and Harriet Beecher Stowe co-edited Hearth and Home, a popular periodical.

Family Life

She married lawyer William Dodge in 1851. Eight years later, as a result of financial woes, Dodge left the family and was later found dead.

Associated With

She was the editor of St. Nicholas Magazine, which solicited stories from Mark Twain .