American Literature

Fanny Fern's Articles


"A Model Husband" - her first published article

"Little Mary's Story" - good example of her sentimental side, as well as showing how her early articles reflected her life, as shown in Ruth Hall

"Sewing Machines" - ostensibly about the new invention, but really about the human cost of progress

"The Modern Old Maid" - a good example of Fern's later articles which also reflects her use of her own life experiences in her writings, even though she wasn't actually an old maid