Miriam Coles Harris

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Birthday
7, 1834
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 23, 1925 (90)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
7, 1834
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 23, 1925 (90)

About

An American author of children's books and novels, she is best known for works such as An Utter Affair and Rutledge. The latter work focuses on the tribulations of an orphaned teen.

Before Fame

She was educated at St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey and at Mademoiselle Canda's Girls' School in New York City.

Trivia

Her popular literary work, Rutledge, has been described as the first American Gothic novel.

Family Life

She married Sidney Smith Harris in 1864; they had two children.

Associated With

Harris's novel Rutledge has been compared to Jane Eyre, a classic novel by Charlotte Bronte.