Florence Morse Kingsley
Florence Morse Kingsley (July 14, 1859 – November 7, 1937) was an American author of popular and religious fiction. She is best known for her novels for children and young adults, which often featured strong female characters and themes of faith and adventure.
Kingsley was born in Poe, Ohio, to artists Eleanor Ecob and Jonathan Bradley Morse. She grew up in Brecksville Township, Ohio, and attended Oberlin College, where she studied English literature. After graduating from Oberlin, Kingsley taught school for several years before turning to writing.
Kingsley's first novel, Titus: A Comrade of the Cross, was published in 1894. The novel was a critical and commercial success, and it established Kingsley as a popular author of religious fiction. Kingsley went on to write over 50 novels, including Stephen: A Soldier of the Cross, The Cross Triumphant, and The Winning of Barbara.
In addition to her novels, Kingsley also wrote short stories, poems, and plays. She was also a regular contributor to magazines such as The Ladies' Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post.
Kingsley was a devout Christian, and her faith was a major theme in her writing. She believed that it was important for children and young adults to have positive role models, and she often featured strong female characters in her stories. Kingsley also believed that adventure was an important part of growing up, and her stories often featured characters who went on exciting journeys.
Kingsley died in 1937 at the age of 78. She is remembered as a popular and influential author of religious fiction. Her books continue to be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
Here are some interesting facts about Florence Morse Kingsley:
- She was a founding member of the American Pen Women, a professional organization for women writers.
- She was a strong advocate for women's rights, and she often featured strong female characters in her stories.
- She was a talented artist, and she often illustrated her own books.
- She was a lifelong learner, and she continued to write and travel until her death.
Kingsley's life and work were shaped by her strong faith and her belief in the importance of education and adventure. She was a talented writer who created stories that entertained and inspired readers of all ages. She is remembered as a pioneer in the field of religious fiction, and her books continue to be enjoyed by readers today.
Books by Florence Morse Kingsley
"Saul of Tarsus, the great persecutor of Christians, is transformed into Paul, the greatest missionary of the early church." Paul: A Herald of the Cross is a biographical novel about the life of the apostle Paul. The novel follows Paul from his earl...
In the tumultuous era of early Christianity, amidst the upheaval and persecution of the early church, Stephen, a devout deacon, stands as a beacon of faith and resilience. Florence Morse Kingsley's Stephen: A Soldier of the Cross transports readers t...