Author:Carolyn Wells

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Carolyn Wells
American author and poet who wrote a total of more than 170 books; firstly concentrated on poetry, humor and children's books; later, devoted herself to the mystery genre; best remembered for her mystery books, especially The Clue (1909), and her light verse which include several classic limericks
Carolyn Wells


(Partial list)

Adult fiction[edit]

  • Alan Ford
    • The Bride of a Moment (1916)
    • Faulkner's Folly (1917)
  • Anthologies (as editor)
    • A Nonsense Anthology (1910)
    • A Parody Anthology (1904)
    • Such Nonsense, An Anthology (1918)
    • The Best American Mystery Stories of the Year (1931, 1932)
    • The Book of Humorous Verse Project Gutenberg

Children's fiction[edit]

  • The Dorrance family
    • The Dorrance Domain (1905)
    • Dorrance Doings (1906)
  • Other novels
    • Folly in Fairyland (1901)
    • In the Reign of Queen Dick (1904)
    • Dick and Dolly (1909)
    • Dick and Dolly's Adventures (1910)
    • The Story of Betty (1911)

Collections of other stories[edit]

  • Children of Our Town From the Collections at the Library of Congress


    • On Finishing Collector (1926)
    • The Technique of the Mystery Story (1913)

Short works from magazines[edit]



Works about Wells[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1926.

The author died in 1942, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.