Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elizabeth Frances Corbett  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1887 in Aurora, Illinois

Died: 1981 in New York


-- Elizabeth Frances Corbett on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=elizabeth+frances+corbett


Illinois Connection

Corbett was a native of Aurora but grew up in a Milwaukee suburb on the grounds of a Civil War veterans' home near Milwaukee where her father worked.

Biographical and Professional Information

Elizabeth Corbett was a poet and author and she wrote historical novels that were often set during the Civil War. After her father's death in 1927, she and her mother moved to New York City.

Miss Corbett wrote a succession of 50 historical or period novels that were consistently popular, particularly among women. Reviewers often termed her nostalgic works ''entertaining'' and ''friendly'' . She also wrote short stories, plays, and many articles. Her best known character is the spry octogenarian, Mrs. Meigs.

She received a B.A. degree at the University of Wisconsin, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

The house across the river,
ISBN: B0006AMEUI

Reynal & Hitchcock. 1934

The Young Mrs. Meigs
ISBN: B000QBII0M

D. Appleton & Company. 1938

The far down,
ISBN: B0006AOFRS

Appleton-Century. 1939

Charley Manning,
ISBN: B0006AOMGM

D. Appleton-Century company, incorporated. 1939

The Heart of the Village
ISBN: B000J56KUK

Appleton-Century. 1963

Lisa Kennerley's Husband
ISBN: B0017KTR8S

Appleton-Century. 1964

THE CONTINUING CITY
ISBN: 0345207319

Ballantine Books. 1973

The crossroads
ISBN: B0006BN5ZU

Apple-Century. 1965

Harry Martin's Wife
ISBN: B000MOM17O

Meredith Corp. 1967

The Three Lives of Sharon Spence
ISBN: B000OOD1V2

Meredith Press. 1969

Hotel Belvedere;: A novel
ISBN: B0006DY9Y4

Hawthorn Books. 1970

Sunday at Six
ISBN: 0345207327

Ballantine Books. 1973