Sara Ware Bassett

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Sara Ware Bassett (1872 – 1968) was an American author of fiction and nonfiction. Her novels primarily deal with New England characters, and most of them are set in two fictional Cape Cod villages she created, Belleport and Wilton. Her first novel, "Mrs. Christy's Bridge Party", was published in 1907. She subsequently wrote more than 40 additional novels, continuing to write and publish into the late 1950s. Many of her novels focus on love stories and humorously eccentric characters. A number of her works are available as free e-books.[1]

For much of her life, Bassett divided her time between homes in Cape Cod and Princeton, Massachusetts. She also taught kindergarten in the public schools of Newton, Massachusetts.[2]

Her educational books include "The Story of Lumber" (1912), "The Story of Wool" (1913), "The Story of Leather" (1915), "The Story of Glass" (1916), "The Story of Sugar" (1917), "The Story of Porcelain" (1919), "Paul and the Printing Press" (1920), "Steve and the Steam Engine" (1921), "Ted and the Telephone" (1922), "Walter and the Wireless" (1923), "Carl and the Cotton Gin" (1924).

Two of her novels, "The Taming of Zenas Henry" (1915) and "The Harbor Road" (1919), were adapted into motion pictures. Her other novels included "The Wayfarers at the Angels'" (1918), "The Wall Between" (1920), "Flood Tide" (1921), "Twin Lights," "Granite and Clay," "The Green Dolphin Inn" (1926), "White Sail," "South Cove Summer".[3]


  1. ^ "Free ebooks by Sara Ware Bassett". Retrieved 2016-01-13.
  2. ^ "Sara Ware Bassett : Biography". Retrieved 2016-01-13.
  3. ^ "Sara Ware Bassett". Retrieved 2016-01-13.

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