Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

1872 - 1958

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Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, Mrs. Fordyce Coburn (September 22, 1872 – June 4, 1958) was an American writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eleanor Hallowell Abbott has received more than 63,801 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Eleanor Hallowell Abbott is the 6,228th most popular writer, the 10,834th most popular biography from United States and the 804th most popular American Writer.

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Notable Works

Little Eve Edgarton
Eve Edgarton is not who she seems to be. A short encounter with Mr. Barton shows that first impressions are not always right or indicative of ones seemingly obvious preference or ones proclivity
The Indiscreet Letter
Molly Make-Believe
illness, kindness, recovery
Recovering from a long illness, Boston businessman Carl Stanton is unable to accompany his fiancée Cornelia on a mid-winter trip to warm and sunny Jacksonville. Lonely, bored, and disappointed in Cornelia’s lack of affection, Carl decides to answer an advertisement from the Serial-Letter Company, which promises real letters, delivering comfort and entertainment, from imaginary persons. Carl signs up for their love letter program, thinking he might have a bit of fun, and teach his fiancée a lesson in the process. But he never expects to be so utterly charmed and entertained as he is by his letter writer, “Molly Make-Believe.” As the winter drags on and Cornelia’s letters grow sparse and impersonal, Carl and Molly strike up a lively correspondence, and he finds himself falling in love with her. Carl becomes determined to uncover Molly’s true identity. But will she be everything he imagines her to be? Does she feel what he feels, or is she just playing a part? And what will Cornelia have to say about this when she comes home? Originally written in 1910 by one of the early twentieth century’s most prolific romantic authors, Molly Make-Believe is a sweet, old-fashioned romance delivered with Eleanor Hallowell Abbott’s sparkling wit and style, and sure to delight fans of classic romance.
The White Linen Nurse
Classic Literature, Fiction
From the book:The White Linen Nurse was so tired that her noble expression ached. Incidentally her head ached and her shoulders ached and her lungs ached and the ankle-bones of both feet ached quite excruciatingly. But nothing of her felt permanently incapaci-tated except her noble expression. Like a strip of lip-colored lead suspended from her poor little nose by two tugging wire-gray wrinkles her persistently conscientious sickroom smile seemed to be whanging aimlessly against her front teeth. The sensation certainly was very unpleasant. Looking back thus on the three spine-curving, chest-cramping, foot-twinging, ether-scented years of her hospital training, it dawned on the White Linen Nurse very suddenly that nothing of her ever had felt permanently incapacitated except her noble expression! Impulsively she sprang for the prim white mirror that capped her prim white bureau and stood staring up into her own entrancing, bright-colored Novia Scotian reflection with tense and unwonted interest. Except for the unmistakable smirk which fatigue had clawed into her plastic young mouth-lines there was certainly nothing special the matter with what she saw.
Molly Make-Believe
Fiction, romance, general, Young women, fiction, Correspondence -- Fiction
Carl Stanton is an invalid suffering from an unusual bout of rheumatism. His fiancee is gone for the winter and though he begs her to write to help ease his boredom and pain she is stingy with her letters. She sends him what she calls a 'ridiculous circular' which she states is very apropos of his sentimental passion for letters. In a sudden fit of mischief, malice and rheumatism, Carl decides to respond to the circular which results in bringing about the necessary distraction in a flurry of letters that do ease Carl's boredom and pain but also bring him something else that he never quite expected. *summary by Kehinde of Librivox*
Rainy week
Fiction, humorous, general, New england, fiction


Among writers, Eleanor Hallowell Abbott ranks 6,228 out of 7,302Before her are Olivier Weber, Wallace Stegner, Chen Danqing, Roger Foulon, Philippe Méaille, and Anthony McCarten. After her are Reiko Yoshida, Satya Vrat Shastri, Dragojla Jarnević, Tristan Taormino, Michael Arlen, and Robert Hughes.

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Among people born in 1872, Eleanor Hallowell Abbott ranks 192Before her are Ľudmila Podjavorinská, Mary Engle Pennington, Joseph Rosemeyer, Eugenie Schwarzwald, Harlan F. Stone, and Otto Bahr Halvorsen. After her are Henry Seiling, William Nicholson, Ivar Lykke, Michael Joseph Savage, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Ralph Lewis. Among people deceased in 1958, Eleanor Hallowell Abbott ranks 185Before her are Mark Jones, Barbara Bennett, Hubert Wilkins, Endre Tilli, The Boswell Sisters, and Archie Scott Brown. After her are Charles F. Kettering, Vilhelm Wolfhagen, Alfred Probst, Pat O'Connor, Walter Crickmer, and Tris Speaker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eleanor Hallowell Abbott ranks 10,834 out of 20,380Before her are Norman Thagard (1943), Lowell George (1945), John Russell Pope (1874), Alison Bechdel (1960), Benjamin N. Cardozo (1870), and Robert Herman (1914). After her are Jack Holt (1888), Jasika Nicole (1980), Glen Powell (1988), Sandy Allen (1955), Ken Ribet (1948), and Jay Inslee (1951).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Eleanor Hallowell Abbott ranks 804Before her are Cynthia Ozick (1928), Lawrence Venuti (1953), George Alec Effinger (1947), N. Scott Momaday (1934), Cecily von Ziegesar (1970), and Wallace Stegner (1909). After her are Tristan Taormino (1971), Andrew Vachss (1942), Donald A. Wollheim (1914), Cheryl Strayed (1968), Charles Eastman (1858), and Studs Terkel (1912).