The New International Encyclopædia/Adams, Oscar Fay

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ADAMS, Oscar Fay. (1855—). An American editor and author. He was born at Worcester, Mass., was educated in secondary schools, taught classes in English literature, and since 1880 has written much for periodicals. He has edited Through the Year With the Poets (12 volumes, 1886), and published The Story of Jane Austen's Life (1891; second edition, 1896), The Archbishop's Unguarded Moment, and Other Stories (1899), a Dictionary of American Authors (revised edition, 1901), and several other compilations.