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Life and Beauties of Fanny Fern: Unearthing a forgotten literary feud of the 1850s

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Life and Beauties of Fanny Fern. Anonymous. New York: H. Long and Brother, 1855. Condition: Cover very worn, pages water-stained. Inside front cover bears a small sticker reading “B. Dawson, Bookseller & Stationer, Montreal”. Acquired: Sometime in the mid-1980s, from a thrift shop in Ottawa, for maybe $0.75 A little poking around on the Internet reveals a whole saga of veiled identities and...