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Maria Susanna Cummins

Maria Susanna Cummins Biography

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ABOUT
An American writer of romance novels and young women's fiction, she is particularly known for The Lamplighter, a bestselling 1854 novel. Her other works include Haunted Hearts, Around Mull, and Mabel Vaughan.
BEFORE FAME
She studied at Mrs. Charles Sedgwick's Young Ladies' School in Lenox, Massachusetts.

FAMILY LIFE
She was the Massachusetts-born daughter of David Cummins and Maria F. Kittredge.
ASSOCIATED WITH
She and Samuel McIntire were both from Salem, Massachusetts.
TRIVIA
Her famous novel, The Lamplighter, sold 70,000 copies in the year following its publication.

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