The New International Encyclopædia/Wister, Annis Lee (Furness)

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WIS'TER, Annis Lee (Furness) (1830—). An American translator, born in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of the Rev. William H. Furness, by whom she was educated. In 1854 she married Dr. Caspar Wister. She early began the study of German, busying herself with translation. During her literary career she translated and adapted the novels of many leading contemporary German writers, and these were assembled in 1888 in a uniform edition of thirty volumes. Some of the titles are: Old Mamselle's Secret (1868); Gold Elsie (1868); The Second Wife (1874); Violetta (1886); and The Owl's Nest (1888). She published in collaboration with Dr. F. H. Hedge Metrical Translations and Poems (1888).