Fanny Fern Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Fanny Fern.

  • 3 Biographies
  • 8 Literature Criticisms
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Biographies (3)

2,096 words, approx. 7 pages
One of America's first woman newspaper columnists. Sara Payson Willis, using the name Fanny Fern, wrote weekly from 1851 to 1872, primarily for the New York Ledger. Her columns were widely reprinted, ... Read more
2,496 words, approx. 9 pages
"The woman writes as if the devil was in her," said Nathaniel Hawthorne (letter to William D. Ticknor, 2 February 1855) of Sara Payson Willis Parton, who was known to the world as Fanny Fern, the fir... Read more
5,029 words, approx. 17 pages
Sara Payson Willis Parton, known to her readers as Fanny Fern, was the first American woman newspaper columnist and the most highly paid newspaper writer of her time. Her popular columns appeared regu... Read more