Individual Author Record
General InformationC:ADULT Fiction Born: 1887 in Aurora, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionCorbett 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 InformationElizabeth 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.
*''The House Across the River'', Reynal & Hitchcock, 1934*''The Young Mrs. Meigs'',D. Appleton & Company, 1938*''The Far Down'', Appleton-Century, 1939*''Charlie Manning'', D. Appleton-Century company, 1939*''The Heart of the Village'', Appleton-Century, 1963*''Lisa Kennerley's Husband'', Appleton-Century, 1964*''Anniversary'', Appleton-Century, 1964*''The Continuing City-Originally published in 1965'', Ballentine Books, 1974*''The Crossroads'', Appleton-Century, 1965*''The Old Callahan Place,'', Appleton-Century, 1966*''Harry Martin's Wife'', Meredith Corp, 1967*''The Three Lives of Sharon Spence,'', Meredith Corp., 1969*''Hotel Belvidere'', Hawthorn Books, 1970*''Sunday at Six'', Ballentine Books, 1973