Grace E. King

Grace E. King books and biography


Grace King

Grace King, 1887
Grace King, 1887

Grace Elizabeth King (1852-1932) was an American author of Louisiana stories, history, and biography, and a leader in historical and literary activities.

Born in New Orleans into an aristocratic family that had been impoverished by the American Civil War, she studied under Charles Gayarré and eventually found her living in writing; among her subjects were other women who had been put in the same situation.

She is buried in Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans.

In her honor "Grace King High School" is located on "Grace King Place" in Metairie, Louisiana.

Principal Works

  • Monsieur Motte (1888) (Text from University of North Carolina)
  • Tales of a Time and Place (1892)
  • Balcony Stories (1893)
  • New Orleans: The Place and the People (1895)
  • Stories from Louisiana History (1905)
  • The Pleasant Ways of St. Médard (1916)
  • La Dame de Sainte Hermine (1924)
  • Memories of a Southern Woman of Letters (1932)

Works by Grace King at Project Gutenberg

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