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Designed as a bright and shining light, to pierce the fogs of error and injustice that surround society and Josiah, and to bring more clearly to view the path that leads straight on to virtue and happiness. Holley, Marietta, Published: Designed as a bright and shining light to pierce the fogs of error and injustice that surround society and Josiah, and to bring more clearly to view the path that leads straight on to virtue and happiness.
Samantha at the Centennial: The editors of the Christian Union published what they called "a sweet little poem " from her pen. She wrote also for the Independent and several other weekly and monthly journals.
Her articles at that time were mostly poems, and were widely copied in the United States and in Europe. It was in a dialect sketch written for Peterson's Magazine that she first adopted the pen-name "Josiah Allen's Wife".
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That pen name and "Jemyma" were a protest against the too musical pen-names of literary aspirants. Against the protest of his company, he brought out Holley's work. He urged her to write a book for him, which she did, and it was an immediate success, and was republished at once in England and Canada. Her next book, Samantha at the Centennial , appeared in , and at once pleased the popular taste.
The Wayward Pardner appeared in Miss Richard's Boy , a book of stories not in dialect, was published in These books were brought out by the American Publishing Company, and the same firm published an illustrated poem of hers called The Mormon Wife. Holley's follow-up prose work, Sweet Cicely , New York, was wrought out through her horror of intemperance and her desire to see the young of her country saved from the evils of strong drink. After Holley became a successful novelist, she built a mansion called "Bonnie View" near her family's home in Pierrepont. She wrote over 25 books, including one collection of poems, two dramas and one long poem, between and Among her novels was a book series that detailed the travels and married life of Samantha and Josiah Allen as they journey outside Samantha's rural hometown, which was similar to Holley's own.
Holley herself spent most of her life close to her family's farm; aside from Saratoga and Coney Island , she never actually visited the places to which she sent her fictional protagonists; she instead depended on maps, guidebooks, and descriptions for the necessary details. Her books were translated into other languages and brought her a comfortable income. Anthony , Twain, and Clara Barton.
Anthony frequently asked Holley to give speeches at suffrage conventions because of Holley's support of women's suffrage, but she refused public appearances. Like Charles Dickens , she brought to her aid the very people whose sufferings she aimed to relieve, and whose evil deeds she hopeed to check. She was not only quaint in expression but magnetic, and her sentiments were often touchingly and pathetically strong.