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Mary Jane Holmes

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Birthday
5, 1825
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Oct 6, 1907 (82)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
5, 1825
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Oct 6, 1907 (82)

About

The American writer of nearly forty novels and many short stories, she is known for works such as Tempest and Sunshine; The English Orphans; Lena Rivers; and Mildred.

Before Fame

She started teaching school when she was just thirteen years old.

Trivia

She sold over two million copies of her books during her lifetime.

Family Life

She and her eight siblings were born in Massachusetts. She married Daniel Holmes in 1849.

Associated With

She sold more novels than any writer of her generation, with the exception of Harriet Beecher Stowe.