Allen, James Lane (1849-1925)

Allen, James Lane (1849-1925)
Allen, James Lane


Section D, Lot 91
A renowned 19th Century novelist, James Lane Allen taught school for several years after his graduation from Transylvania University and prior to becoming an author. Allen moved to New York, where he was devoted full time to the writing of his stories based on actual occurrences. His most popular work was Flute and Violin and Other Kentucky Tales and Romances, published in 1891. In this book was the story, "King Solomon of Kentucky." Structured from the King Solomon legend, Allen greatly embellished it. Allen bequeathed a fountain to the youth of Lexington which was placed in Gratz Park, then dedicated in 1933

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