H. A. Guerber

H. A. Guerber

  • Full Name: Hélène Adeline Guerber (though she mostly published under her initials)
  • Lifespan: 1859-1929 (lived to be 70 years old)
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Writer and Teacher (likely at the pre-high school level)

Focus of Writings:

  • H. A. Guerber is best known for her lively retellings of myths, legends, folklore, and history, making them accessible for younger audiences.
  • Her books covered a wide range of topics including:
    • Mythology (Greek, Roman, Norse)
    • History (Ancient World, Greece, Rome, Middle Ages, Renaissance, American history)
    • Literature (epic poems, operas)

Interesting Facts:

  • Despite the continued popularity of some of her books, details about her life are scarce.
  • Most information comes from biographical entries written in the early 1900s that focus on listing her works rather than personal details.
  • Census records and a couple of death notices provide some additional information.
  • Her experience as a teacher likely influenced her writing style, making it engaging and educational for young readers.
  • Some of her books, like "The Story of the Greeks" and "The Story of the Romans," were part of a series aimed at students aged 12-14.

Found 2 books in total
Contes et légendes. 1re Partie by H. A. Guerber
Contes et Légendes. 1re Partie by H. A. Guerber: A Summary H. A. Guerber's Contes et...
The Story of the Greeks
The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber offers a comprehensive journey through Greek...
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