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FISHER, Frances C., author, born in Salisbury, N.C. She is the eldest daughter of Colonel Charles F. Fisher, who was killed at the battle of Bull Run. Her first novel, "Valerie Aylmer" (New York, 1870), written for amusement, under the pen name of "Christian Reid," proved eminently successful. She afterward published, in serial form, in "Appletons' Journal," a novel entitled "Morton House," a story of southern life of thirty years ago (1871). Her other works are: "Mabel Lee" (1871); "Ebb Tide" (1872); "Nina's Atonement" (1873); "A Daughter of Bohemia" (1873); "Carmen's Inheritance" (Philadelphia, 1873); "A Gentle Belle" (New York, 1875); "Hearts and Hands" (1875); "A Question of Honor" (1875); "Land of the Sky" (1875); "After Many Days" (1877); "Bonny Kate" (1878); "A Summer Idyl" (1878): "Hearts of Steel" (1882); "Armine" (1884); "Roslyn's Fortune" (1885); and "Miss Churchill" (1887).
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