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Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Mal Moulee (Ebook)


“A poor original is better than a good imitation.” 

Born on November 5th 1850 in Johnstown, Wisconsin, Ella Wheeler was the youngest of four children. She began to write as a child and by the time she graduated was already well known as a poet throughout Wisconsin. Regarded more as a popular poet than a literary poet her most famous work ‘Solitude’ reflects on a train journey she made where giving comfort to a distressed fellow traveller she wrote how the others grief imposed itself for a time on her ‘Laugh and the world laughs with you, Weep and you weep alone’. It was published in 1883 and was immensely popular. The following year, 1884, she married Robert Wilcox. They lived for a time in New York before moving to Connecticut. Their only child, a son, died shortly after birth. Here we publish her novel, Mal Moulee, that shows yet another side of this very talented woman. Ella died of breast cancer on October 30th, 1919.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox Biography

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