Warner, Susan Bogert

Also called Elizabeth Wetherell.

SUSAN BOGERT WARNER (1819-1885) was born in New York City, New York. She was a descendant of the Puritans and a devote Christian. Her sister was Anna Bartlett Warner (Amy Lothrup) who was a co-writer and companion. The good fortune of a well-to-do family afforded personal tutors. Then financial hardship and the encouragement of Aunt Fanny launched Susan into writing books. She and her sister wrote many books and stories, The Wide, Wide World being the most popular.

 

Books and stories by Susan Warner: 

Carpenter's Daughter (The)
Daisy
Diana
End of a Coil (The)
Gold of Chickaree (The)
Hills of the Shatemuc
House in Town (The)
Melbourne House 
My Desire
Nobody
Old Helmet (The) -I
Old Helmet (The) -II
Opportunities
Queechy
Red Wallflower (A)
Say and Seal - I
Say and Seal - II
Stephen, M.D. 
Trading
What She Could
Wide, Wide World (The)
Wych Hazel

 




THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD BY ELIZABETH WETHERELL

 

"As far as we know the early history of the 'Wide, Wide World,' it was first bought to be presented to nice little girls; elder sisters were soon found poring over the volumes; next, mothers wondered at the spell that could so enchain the more volatile spirits of the household. After this, papas were not very difficult to convert; for papas like to feel their eyes moisten sometimes with emotions more generous than those excited at the Stock Exchange or in the counting-house,"—North American Review for January (1857).