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Cooke, Rose Terry

COOKE, ROSE TERRY (1827-1892), American writer, née Terry, was born at West Hartford, Connecticut, on the 17th of February 1827. She published in 1860 a volume of Poems, but after her marriage in 1873 to Rollin H. Cooke she was best known for her fresh and humorous stories, though in 1888 she published more verse in her Complete Poems. The chief volumes of fiction dealing mainly with New England country life, produced by Rose Terry Cooke, were Happy Dodd (1878), Somebody's Neighbors (1881), Root-bound (1885), The Sphinx's Children (1886), Steadfast (1889) and Huckleberries (1891). She died at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on the 18th of July 1892.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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