Come Out And Hear About Georgetown’s Famous “Authoress”

Thursday July 25th at 7:00 pm, the Peabody Room will be hosting an interesting book talk about one of Georgetown’s most famous (although today mostly forgotten) former residents: E.D.E.N. Southworth.

Southworth was one of the most popular authors in the 19th century (or as the postcard above describes her: an “authoress”). She wrote over 60 novels in the second half of the 1800s. She was also a long time Georgetown resident, residing in the “Prospect Cottage” on Prospect Street, which stood until 1940.

Read here for a great background on Southworth and the Prospect Cottage.

The talk will be given by Rose A. Neal, in connection with her book on Southworth: “Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth: Teacher with a Golden Pen”.

Come on out!

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  1. Just a slight correction…
    ”Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth: Teacher with a Golden Pen” is the title of Mrs.Neal’s in-process PhD dissertation. Perhaps someday it will be published!

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