Edward Everett Hale

Edward Everett Hale

American Edward Everett Hale (1822 - 1909) was a Unitarian minister, an historian and an author. He wrote a number of short stories in which the obviously impossible seem perfectly plausible and commonplace, a technique which would be later perfected by Thomas Bailey Aldrich and Frank Stockton.

One of Hale's stories stands out for its historical significance: The Man Without a Country, published in The Atlantic Monthly, December, 1863).

The story is a pro-union treatise in which a young soldier, American Army lieutenant Philip Nolan, frustrated at a trial, shouts, "I wish I may never hear of the United States again!"

Hale's work is featured in our collection of Civil War Stories.

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