The Chief Legatee

The Chief Legatee

by Anna Katharine Green

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The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green

This early work by Anna Katharine Green was originally published in 1906 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Chief Legatee' is one of Green's novels of crime and mystery. Anna Katharine Green was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA in 1846. She aspired to be a writer from a young age, and corresponded with Ralph Waldo Emerson during her late teens. When her poetry failed to gain recognition, Green produced her first and best-known novel, The Leavenworth Case (1878). Praised by Wilkie Collins, the novel was year's bestseller, establishing Green's reputation. Green wrote at a time when fiction, and especially crime fiction, was dominated by men. However, she is now credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic form, and developing the trope of the recurring detective.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940000759639
Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date: 07/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 137 KB

About the Author

Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 - April 11, 1935) was an American poet and novelist.

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