Mary Virginia Terhune

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Birthday
21, 1830
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jun 2, 1922 (91)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
21, 1830
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jun 2, 1922 (91)

About

A nineteenth-century American author, she is known for her 1854 novel, Alone, and for her 1871 non-fiction work, Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery. She also published several short story collections.

Before Fame

She attended a girls' seminary school in Richmond, Virginia in the mid-1840s. She began publishing articles in local newspapers when she was just fourteen years old.

Trivia

Her debut novel, Alone, went on to sell more than 100,000 copies.

Family Life

She married Edward Payson Terhune in 1857; they had two children.

Associated With

She and Fannie Farmer both wrote popular cookbooks.