Fannie Heaslip Lea
|Fannie Heaslip Lea|
|Born||October 30, 1884
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Died||January 13, 1955 (aged 70)
New York, New York
|Occupation||Author and poet|
|Alma mater||H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College|
|Notable works||The Dead Faith|
|Spouse||Hamilton Pope Agee (m. 1911; div. 1926)|
|Children||Anne Worthen Agee|
Fannie Heaslip Lea (October 30, 1884 – January 13, 1955) was an American author and poet, best known for her poem "The Dead Faith".
Fannie Heaslip Lea, the daughter of newspaperman James J. Lea and Margaret Heaslip, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. After attending public schools in New Orleans, she matriculated to H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College in New Orleans, where she received a B.A. in 1904, and did graduate work in English at Tulane University in Louisiana for two years after.
Until her marriage in 1911, she wrote feature articles for New Orleans daily newspapers and short stories for magazines such as Harper's, a short story, Little Anna and the Gentleman Adventurer, in the 1910 The Century Magazine and Woman's Home Companion. Afterwards, she moved with her husband, Hamilton Pope Agee, to Honolulu. Her first novel, Quicksands, was published in this year. She continued to write through the birth of a daughter, Anne Worthen. She divorced Agee in 1926 and moved to New York, publishing 19 novels and more than 100 stories, poems, and essays in various newspapers and journals, until her death in 1955.
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- The Dead Faith (1908)
- Quicksands (1911)
- Wild Goose Chance (1929)
- Verses for lovers, and some others (1955)
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