Oscar Fay Adams

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Oscar Fay Adams
Born 1855
Worcester, Massachusetts
Died 1919 (aged 63–64)
Occupation Editor, author
Nationality American
Alma mater New Jersey State Normal School

Oscar Fay Adams (1855-1919) was a United States editor and author.


He was born at Worcester, Massachusetts, where he was educated in secondary schools, and graduated from the New Jersey State Normal School. He taught classes in English literature, and after 1880 wrote much for periodicals.[1]


Adams wrote The Story of Jane Austen's Life (1891; second edition, 1896), The Archbishop's Unguarded Moment, and Other Stories (1899) and Dictionary of American Authors (revised edition, 1901). He edited Through the Year With the Poets (12 volumes, 1886).[citation needed]



  1. ^ Leonard, John William; Marquis, Albert Nelson, eds. (1908), Who's who in America, 5, Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, Incorporated, p. 11. 

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