Lifetime: 1865 - 1908 Passed: ≈ 116 years ago


Author, Playwright


United States

Harry Hazelton

Harry Hazelton was an American author and playwright best known for his works in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in 1865 in New York City, Hazelton began his career as a journalist before transitioning to writing plays and novels. He was a prolific writer, and his works spanned multiple genres, including adventure, romance, and mystery.

Hazelton's principles were based on a deep love for storytelling and a desire to entertain his readers. He believed that the purpose of literature was to provide a form of escape from the stresses of everyday life and to transport readers to new and exciting worlds. This philosophy is evident in his writing, which is characterized by fast-paced action, colorful characters, and vivid descriptions of exotic locales.

Hazelton was most famous for his adventure novels, which often featured swashbuckling heroes, daring rescues, and thrilling escapades. Some of his most notable works include "The Diamond Cross Mystery," "The Mystery of the Green Ray," and "The Treasure of the Seas." His plays were also popular and frequently performed, including "The Pink Lady," which ran for over 300 performances on Broadway.

In addition to his writing, Hazelton was also an accomplished athlete and avid outdoorsman. He was an accomplished horseback rider and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and hiking. These interests often found their way into his writing, as many of his novels and plays featured characters engaging in outdoor activities.

Hazelton passed away in 1908 at the age of 43. Despite his relatively short life, he left behind a rich legacy of entertaining and engaging literature that continues to be enjoyed by readers today. His work has been adapted for film and television, and his influence can be seen in the works of many modern writers.

One interesting fact about Harry Hazelton is that he was a close friend and collaborator of the famous playwright and author, Edgar Allan Poe. Hazelton even wrote a play, "The Raven," based on Poe's famous poem of the same name. Although the play was not successful, it is a testament to Hazelton's admiration for Poe and his desire to honor his legacy through his own work.

Books by Harry Hazelton

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Outlaw Jack

Adventure Novel
Young Crime Thriller Suspense Injustice Journey Life Outlaw Mountains

The story follows the journey of a young boy named Jack, who becomes an outlaw after being wrongly accused of a crime he did not commit. The book is a thrilling tale of courage and determination, as Jack sets out to clear his name and prove his innoc...

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Prisoner of the Mill

Adventure Fiction
Family Truth Mystery Action Narrative Secret Depths

In the shadowy depths of an abandoned steel mill, secrets lie buried beneath layers of rust and decay. In "Prisoner of the Mill" by Harry Hazelton, a haunting mystery unfolds, gripping your imagination from the very first page. Amidst the eerie echo...

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Lost City

Bruno and Waldo Gillespie are orphaned brothers living with the extremely eccentric Professor Phaeton Featherwit. One day they set off in one of the professor's machines to investigate a tornado at close range and accidentally get sucked into it! The...