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The Room with the Tassels
     

The Room with the Tassels

by Carolyn Wells
 

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A prolific turn-of-the-century writer of poems, mysteries, children's literature, parodies, and other humorous pieces, Carolyn Wells was born in Rahway, New Jersey. When she was six, Wells experienced hearing loss caused by scarlet fever, but went on to graduate as high school valedictorian and study humanities and science independently under the mentorship of friends

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A prolific turn-of-the-century writer of poems, mysteries, children's literature, parodies, and other humorous pieces, Carolyn Wells was born in Rahway, New Jersey. When she was six, Wells experienced hearing loss caused by scarlet fever, but went on to graduate as high school valedictorian and study humanities and science independently under the mentorship of friends.

Wells's early publications appeared in Britain's Punch and The Lark, published by editor and leading nonsense-verse writer Gelett Burgess of San Francisco. Wells collected her early nonsense verse in Idle Idyls (1900). Her 1902 publication, The Nonsense Anthology, became her most famous.

Wells authored over 75 mystery and detective stories. Her Technique of the Mystery Story (1913, 1929) remains a well-regarded study on the genre. She also wrote stories for youth and is credited for establishing the first humor anthology. A few years before her death in New York City, she published an autobiography, The Rest of My Life (1937).

CONTENTS

Wanted: A Haunted House
The Old Montgomery Place
Black Aspens
The Story of the House
Eve's Experience
At Four O'clock
The Mystery
By What Means
Conflicting Theories
Was It Supernatural?
The Heir Speaks Out
The Professor's Experience
Pennington Wise
Zizi
Tracy's Story
What Happened to Zizi
Stebbins Owns Up
Another Confession

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406850161
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
09/01/2014
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Wells, June 18, 1862 - March 26, 1942 was an American writer and poet. She was best known for her books of poetry and humor until around 1910 she read one of Anna Katherine Green's mysteries and took up the genre. Many of her mysteries featured the detective Fleming Stone. She was married to Hadwin Houghton, heir to the Houghton-Mifflin publishing company. She was a collector of poetry by other authors, and, upon her death, she bequeathed her collection of the works of Walt Witman to the Library of Congress.

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