Author:Cornelia Meigs

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Cornelia Meigs
(1884–1973)
American writer of fiction and biography for children, teacher of English and writing, historian and critic of children's literature. She won the Newbery Medal for her 1933 biography of Louisa May Alcott, entitled Invincible Louisa, and the Newbery Honor thrice. She sometimes used the pen name Adair Aldon.

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(partial list)

Children's fiction[edit]

Fiction as Adair Aldon[edit]

Plays[edit]

Other works[edit]

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Biographies

  • Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of "Little Women", 1933 [Newbery Medal winner]
  • Jane Adams: Pioneer for Social Justice: A Biography, 1970

Adult works

  • Railroad West, 1937, (novel)
  • The Violent Men: A Study of Human Relations in the First American Congress, 1949
  • A Critical History of Children's Literature: A Survey of Children's Books in English from Earliest Times to the Present, Prepared in Four Parts Under the Editorship of Cornelia Meigs, 1953; with Anne Thaxter Eaton, Elizabeth Nesbit and Ruth Hill Viguers
    • Second edition, A Critical History of Children's Literature: A Survey of Children's Books in English, 1969
  • What Makes a College? A History of Bryn Mawr, 1956


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1973, 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 30 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.