Virginia Wales Johnson

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Virginia Wales Johnson (28 December 1849, in Brooklyn, New York – 16 January 1916[1]) was a United States novelist.

Her parents were from Boston, and she was home schooled.[1] After 1875 she lived in Florence, Italy.

Works[edit]

Her early publications were mainly for young people. She later wrote fiction for adults.[1] Her works include:

  • Kettle Club Series (1870)
  • Travels of an American Owl (1870)
  • Joseph the Jew (1873)
  • A Sack of Gold (1874)
  • The Catskill Fairies (1875)
  • The Calderwood Secret (1875)
  • A Foreign Marriage (1880)
  • The Neptune Vase (1881) — “her finest work” — 1920 Encyclopedia Americana
  • The Famalls of Tipton (1885)
  • Tulip's Place (1886)
  • Miss Nancy's Pilgrimage (1887)
  • The House of the Musician (1887)
  • Lake Como: a World's Shrine, on Como, Italy (1902) at archive.org
  • A Lift on the Road (1913)

Descriptive works[edit]

  • The Lily of the Arno, or, Florence, Past and Present (1891)
  • Genoa the Superb, the City of Columbus (1892)
  • Many Years of a Florence Balcony (1911)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sarah G. Bowerman (1933). "Johnson, Virginia Wales". Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 

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