Woman of the Century/Constance Fenimore Woolson

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WOOLSON, Miss Constance Fenimore, author, born in Claremont, N. H., in 1848. She is the daughter of Charles Jarvis Woolson and Hannah Cooper Pomeroy Woolson. Her mother was a niece of James Fenimore Cooper, and a woman of literary talents of a high order. While Constance was a child, the family removed to Cleveland, Ohio. CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON A woman of the century (page 811 crop).jpgCONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON. She was educated in a young ladies' seminary in Cleveland, and afterward studied in Madame Chegar>'s French school in New York City. Her father died in 1869. She soon afterward began to use her literary talents. In 1873 she removed with her mother to Florida, where they remained until 1879. In that year her mother died, and .Miss Woolson went to Europe. Of late years she has lived in Italy, but she has also visited Egypt and Greece. Her first books were two collections of short stories, called, respectively, "Castle Nowhere "and "Rodman the Keeper." Her first novel, "Anne," appeared as a serial in "Harper's Magazine" in 1881. Her later novels have been "For the Major" (1883); "East Angels" (1886); "Jupiter Lights" (1889). And a fourth will appear in "Harper's Magazine" in 1893. During the past few years she has spent a part of her time in England Some of her widely known single poems are "Me Too!" "Tom," and Kentucky Belle," which have been much used by elocutionists.