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John Beauchamp Jones

Born: Mar 6, 1810

Death: Feb 4, 1866

Nationality: United States

John Beauchamp Jones

Date of Birth : Mar 6, 1810
Date of Death : Feb 4, 1866

John Beauchamp Jones was a writer whose books enjoyed considerable popularity during the mid 19th century. Jones was a popular novelist and a well-connected literary editor and political journalist in the two decades leading up to the American Civil War. Jones's fiction and activities as an editor attracted the attention of other literary notables of the period, including Edgar Allan Poe and William Gilmore Simms. Jones' early novels, Wild Western Scenes: A Narrative of Adventures in the Western Wilderness, Forty Years Ago, The Western Merchant: A Narrative . . ., and Life and Adventures of a Country Merchant: A Narrative of His Exploits at Home, during His Travels, and in the Cities; Designed to Amuse and Instruct, capture the picturesque and generally Edenic qualities of the West, where he spent his early years. Jones' novels commend the honesty of "the People" and predict their abiding success, based on the democratic republicanism of Thomas Jefferson

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