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Joseph C. Lincoln

Born: Feb 13, 1870

Death: Mar 10, 1944

Birthplace: Brewster

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Joseph C. Lincoln

Date of Birth : Feb 13, 1870
Date of Death : Mar 10, 1944
Birth Place : Brewster

Joseph Crosby Lincoln was an American author of novels, poems, and short stories, many set in a fictionalized Cape Cod. Lincoln's work frequently appeared in popular magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post and The Delineator. Lincoln was aware of contemporary naturalist writers, such as Frank Norris and Theodore Dreiser, who used American literature to plumb the depths of human nature, but he rejected this literary exercise. Lincoln claimed that he was satisfied "spinning yarns" that made readers feel good about themselves and their neighbors. Two of his stories have been adapted to film. Lincoln was born in Brewster, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, and his mother moved the family to Chelsea, Massachusetts, a manufacturing city outside Boston, after the death of his father. Lincoln's literary career celebrating "old Cape Cod" can partly be seen as an attempt to return to an Eden from which he had been driven by family tragedy.


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