Warner, Charles Dudley

Warner, Charles Dudley,

1829–1900, American editor and author, b. Plainfield, Mass., grad. Hamilton College, 1851, LL.B. Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1858. After practicing law in Chicago, he was associate editor and publisher of the Hartford, Conn., Courant. The many travel articles he contributed to the Courant and to Harper's Magazine were later published in book form. Warner edited the "American Men of Letters" series, for which he wrote a life of Washington Irving, and the "Library of the World's Best Literature" (30 vol., 1896–97). He wrote several novels and collaborated with Mark Twain on The Gilded Age (1873). My Summer in a Garden (1871) is one of several collections of his polished, charming essays.
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Warner, Charles Dudley

(1829–1900) writer; born in Plainfield, Mass. He studied at Hamilton (B.A. 1851), worked as a railroad surveyor in Missouri (1853–54), then returned to school to take a law degree at the University of Pennsylvania (1858). He practiced law in Chicago until 1860 before moving to Hartford, Conn., to work as an editor for the Evening Press (which merged with the Hartford Courant in 1867). He traveled to Europe often and wrote numerous travel sketches and essays, but is remembered now for only his first novel, which he coauthored with Mark Twain, The Gilded Age (1873).
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