The New Student's Reference Work/Allen, James Lane
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Allen, James Lane
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Allen, James Lane, American littérateur and novelist, hails from the Blue Grass region of Kentucky, having been born near Lexington, Ky., in 1849. After graduating at Transylvania University, he taught Latin and the higher English branches at Bethany College, West Virginia, though, since 1885, he has devoted himself entirely to literature. He is a delightful and realistic writer, and in all his books he shows himself to be an ardent lover of nature. His early work consisted of sketches and studies, dealing thoughtfully and freshly with Kentucky life, contributed to Harper's Magazine and The Century. His novels, most of which have an historic background in his loved Kentucky state, include A Kentucky Cardinal, The Choir Invisible, Two Gentlemen of Kentucky, Aftermath, Flute and Violin and The Reign of Law.