Eight Girls and a Dog
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Carolyn Wells was best known for writing children's fiction, and when she started engaging herself into reading several of the mystery pieces of Anna Katharine Green, she decided to write peculiar mystery stories in the same style as Green did.
Carolyn Wells was an American author and poet. She was born in Rahway, New Jersey, she was the daughter of William E. and Anna Wells. She passed away at the Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City.
Her husband, Hadwin Houghton, was the heir of the Houghton-Mifflin publishing empire created by Bernard Houghton. She also had a wonderful collection of poetry by other writers. She had a collection of poetry by Walt Whitman, which is said to be among the extremely critical of its class for its totality and infrequency, to the Library of Congress.
Right after graduation, she became a librarian for the Rahway Library Association. She wrote her first book, At the Sign of the Sphinx in 1896, it was a set of charades. Her following works were The Jingle Book and The Story of Betty in 1899, a book of verse having the title, Idle Idyls in 1900. Then she wrote a number of novels and poetries.