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Edward Eggleston

Edward Eggleston

Edward Eggleston (December 10, 1837 – September 3, 1902) was an American historian and novelist.[1]


  • Biography 1
  • Principal works 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Eggleston was born in Vevay, Indiana, to Joseph Cary Eggleston and Mary Jane Craig. As a child, he was too ill to regularly attend school, so his education was primarily provided by his father. He was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1856.[2] He wrote a number of tales, some of which, especially the "Hoosier" series, attracted much attention. Among these are The Hoosier Schoolmaster, The Hoosier Schoolboy, The End of the World, The Faith Doctor, and Queer Stories for Boys and Girls.[3]

His summer home,

  • Works by Edward Eggleston at Project Gutenberg
  • Works by or about Edward Eggleston at Internet Archive
  • Works by Edward Eggleston at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
  • The Transit of Civilization from England to America in the Seventeenth Century

External links

  • "Eggleston, Edward." American Authors 1600-1900 The H. W. Wilson Company, New York, 1938


  1. ^ Bridges, Karl (2007). 100 great American novels you've (probably) never read. Popular authors series. Greenwood Publishing Group.  
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of World Biography. "Edward Eggleston."
  3. ^ a b Chisholm 1911.
  4. ^ "Edward Eggleston (obituary)". The New York Times. September 6, 1902. Retrieved June 15, 2010. 


  • A History of the United States and Its People 1888
  • The Beginners of a Nation 1896
  • The Transit of Civilization From England to America 1901
  • New Centennial History of the United States 1904


  • Mr. Blake's Walking Stick 1870
  • Tecumseh and the Shawnee Prophet 1878
  • Pocahontus and Powhatan 1879
  • Montezuma 1880
  • The Hoosier Schoolboy 1883
  • Queer Stories for Boys and Girls 1884
  • Home History of the United States 1889


  • The Hoosier Schoolmaster 1871
  • The End of the World 1872
  • The Mystery of Metropolisville 1873
  • The Circuit Rider 1874
  • Roxy 1878
  • The Graysons 1888
  • The Faith Doctor 1891
  • Duffels (short stories) 1893


Eggleston's childhood home in Vevay

Principal works

in 1971. National Historic Landmark Owl's Nest was declared a [4] Eggleston died there in 1902, at the age of 64.[3]

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