Author:James Lane Allen

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James Lane Allen

American novelist and short story writer whose work, including the novel A Kentucky Cardinal, often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. Allen has been described as "Kentucky's first important novelist."

James Lane Allen


  1. Flute and Violin
  2. King Solomon of Kentucky
  3. Two Gentlemen of Kentucky
  4. The White Cowl
  5. Sister Dolorosa
  6. Posthumous Fame

Individual short works[edit]

  • "Certain Criticisms of Certain Tales" in "Open Letters" in Century Magazine, Mar 1891 (concerning criticism of "The White Cowl" and "Sister Dolorosa" by "certain Catholic newspapers")
  • "Homesteads of the Blue-Grass" in Century Magazine, 1892
  • "Part of an Old Story" in Century Magazine, 1887
  • "Posthumous Fame; or, a Legend of the Beautiful" in Century Magazine, Mar 1890 (Included in Flute and Violin and Other Kentucky Tales and Romances, 1891)
  • The Sword of Youth: A Romance of Love and War (3-part novelette) in Century, Nov 1914 - Jan 1915)

Works about Allen[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1929.

This author died in 1925, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 98 years or less. These works may 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.

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