A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Cooke, John Esten

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Cooke, John Esten (1830-1886). -- Novelist, b. in Virginia, illustrated the life and history of his native state in the novels, The Virginia Comedians (1854), and The Wearing of the Gray, a tale of the Civil War, and more formally in an excellent History of the State. His style was somewhat high-flown.