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by Ritchie, Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt.

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Playing time for epub/audio formats : 14 hours 34 minutes


TitleAutobiography of an actress ; or, Eight years on the stage
Author / Responsible partyRitchie, Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt.
TopicsAutobiography. Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Anna Cora Mowatt was the author of the first Broadway comedy hit written by a woman. Her 1845 play “Fashion” is still performed today. She was also the first woman to professionally perform solo public readings of literature in the U.S. In pre-Civil War America, she was a popular novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and correspondent. Autobiography of an Actress tells the dramatic story of her life and her struggles to overcome the anti-theatrical prejudices of her day. - Summary by Kelly S. Taylor

Additional Information

System control numberE14853
Original Print PublisherBoston : Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1854.
Narrator NameKelly S. Taylor.
Participant or performer noteKelly S. Taylor.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator