Josephine Daskam Bacon

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Josephine Daskam Bacon
Josephine Daskam.jpg
Born (1876-02-17)February 17, 1876
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Died July 29, 1961(1961-07-29) (aged 85)
United States
Occupation Novelist, short story writer
Genre realistic fiction

Josephine Daskam Bacon (Mrs. Selden Bacon) (born: Josephine Dodge Daskam) (February 17, 1876 – July 29, 1961) was an American writer of great versatility. She is chiefly known as a writer who made the point of having female protagonists.

She wrote a series of juvenile mysteries, as well as works dealing with more serious themes. She published books of poetry, which were well received by critics; as noted by one critic, some of her poetry was set to music.[1] She was published under the name "Josephine Daskam".

She wrote on women's issues and women's roles as well.[2] She was a pioneer in the Girl Scouts movement and compiled the guidebook used by that organization.[3]

Bacon graduated from Smith College in 1898.[3] She published a collection of ten short stories inspired by her experiences in 1900, intending "to deepen...the rapidly growing conviction that the college girl is very much like any other girl."[4]

Josephine Daskam Bacon's portrait as published with a review of her volume Poems (1903).

List of works[5][edit]

  • Smith College Stories (1900)
  • Sister's Vocation, And Other Girls' Stories (1900)
  • The Imp And The Angel (1901)
  • Fables For The Fair (1901)
  • The Best Nonsense Verses (ed) (1901)
  • Whom The Gods Destroyed (1902)
  • The Madness Of Philip.. (1902)
  • Poems (1903)
  • Middle Aged Love Stories (1903)
  • Her Fiancé (1904)
  • Memoirs Of A Baby (1904)
  • The Imp And The Angel (1907)
  • The Domestic Adventurers (1907)
  • An Idyll Of All Fool's Day (1908)
  • Ten To Seventeen (1908)
  • Margarita's Soul (1909)
  • In The Border Country (1909)
  • The Biography Of A Boy (1910)
  • While Caroline Was Growing (1911)
  • The Inheritance (1912)
  • The Strange Cases Of Dr Stanchon (1913)
  • The Luck O' Lady Joan (1913)
  • To-day's Daughter (1914)
  • Open Market (1915)
  • Twilight Of The Gods (1915)
  • On Our Hill (1918)
  • The Golden Eaglet (1918 movie)
  • Square Peggy (1919)
  • Blind Cupid (1923)
  • Truth O' Women (1923)
  • Medusa's Head (1926)
  • Counterpoint (1927)
  • The Luck Of Lowry (1931)
  • Kathy (1933)
  • The Girl At The Window (1934)
  • The Room On The Roof (1935)
  • Cassie-On-The-Job (1936)
  • The House By The Road (1937)
  • The Root And The Flower (1939]
  • The Door In The Closet (1940)
  • The World In/On His Heart (1941)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josephine Daskam "Poems"". Newspaper unknown; clipping filed with the New York Public Library Archives (New York Public Library Archives; Historical and Public Figures Collection). 1903. 
  2. ^ http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss211.html
  3. ^ a b Lundle, Catherine A. (1996). Restless Spirits: Ghost Stories by American Women, 1872-1926. University of Massachusetts Press. p. 73. ISBN 9781558490567. 
  4. ^ Daskam, Josephine Dodge (1900). Smith College Stories. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 
  5. ^ http://openlibrary.org/a/OL2321070A/Josephine-Dodge-Daskam-Bacon

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