Susan Warner

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Birthday
11, 1819
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 17, 1885 (65)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1819
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 17, 1885 (65)

About

An American author of religious fiction and children's books, she is known for such novels as The Wide, Wide World and What She Could. The former work was translated into many languages and was one of the most popular literary works of its time.

Before Fame

She was born in New York City. She converted to Christianity in the 1830s and joined the Mercer Street Presbyterian Church.

Trivia

She penned the popular children's song, "Jesus Bids Us Shine."

Family Life

Her father was Henry Warner, a New York City lawyer. With her sister, Anna Bartlett Warner, she wrote several Christian-themed songs for children.

Associated With

Her 1850 work, The Wide, Wide World, was second in popularity only to Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.