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Written by Herself, Life of Isaac T. Hopper, and Letters from New York and newspaper articles daily against slavery.
She wrote for all time; the Mother's Book, but for the diction, might have been written yesterday; we have not yet gone beyond her vision.
She excelled in many lines—juvenile literature, fiction, essays, history, biography, domestic science.
A further list of her books are Philothea, 1836; A Brief History of the Condition of Women in Various Ages and Nations, two volumes, 1854; Fact and Fiction; Aspirations of the Spirit; The Freedmen's Book, 1865; Progress of Religious Ideals Through Successive Ages, three volumes, 1869; Romance of the Republic, 1867; Autumnal Leaves, 1857; Looking Toward Sunset, 1865; Biographies of Good Wives; and Letters, collected after her death.
Maria Gowen Brooks was born in Medford in 1794.
She went abroad, met many famous people, and achieved an international reputation for her poetry—Judith, Esther, and Other Poems, 1820; Zophiel, 18