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Hervey Allen

December 8, 1889 - December 28, 1949

William Hervey Allen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA). His first book, Wampum and Old Gold, was awarded the Yale Younger Poets Prize. Allen is best known for his work Anthony Adverse. He also planned a series of novels about colonial America called The Disinherited. He completed three works in the series: The Forest and the Fort (1943), Bedford Village (1944), and Toward the Morning (1948). The novels tell the story of Salathiel Albine, a frontiersman kidnapped as a boy by Shawnee Indians in the 1750s. All three works were collected and published as the City in the Dawn. His works include Israfel (1926), a biography of American writer Edgar Allan Poe. Allen died in Coconut Grove, Florida, aged 60, from a heart attack.
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March 31, 2017 Edited by Clean Up Bot add VIAF and wikidata ID
February 29, 2016 Edited by Hemanth Kumar Author bio & photo
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