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COLLIER, Ada Langworthy
Collier wrote short stories, essays, novels, poems and reviews that received critical acclaim. She occasionally used the pen names of "Anna L. Cunningham" or "Marguerite." (3)
"Lilith," a poetical story published in 1892, is considered by some authorities to be her most important work. It received praise from reviewers in this country, London and Paris. She also produced word pictures in her travel sketches entitled "A Day's Ramble" and "Among the Mountain Mists." Her novel "On the Edge of a New Land" was published in serial form in the Overland Monthly
1. "Our Writers," Dubuque Daily Herald, April 7, 1895, p. 7
2. "Notable Women of Iowa: Bright Writers and Educators of Goodly Fame," Chicago Daily Tribune, July 8, 1888, p. 14
3. Reves, Winona Evans. The Blue Book of Iowa Women: A History of Contemporary Iowa Women. Online:http://www.kinyon.com/iowa/iawomen1914/00538rogers.htm
"Ada Langworthy Collier," Linwood Legacies. Online: http://www.linwoodlegacies.org/the-lucius-hart-langworthy-family.html
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