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Alice Tisdale Hobart (novelist)

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Who is Alice Tisdale Hobart?

Alice Tisdale Hobart born Alice Nourse in Lockport, New York, was an American novelist. Her most famous book, Oil for the Lamps of China, which was also made into a film, drew heavily on her experiences as the wife of an American oil executive in China amid the turmoil of the overthrow of the Manchu Dynasty in 1912.

  • born on (133 years ago) in Lockport
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education: University of Chicago
  • profession: Writer, novelist
  • died on (48 years ago)
  • written works: "Yang and yin", "Pioneering where the world is old", "Pidgin cargo", "Their own country", "The peacock sheds his tail", "Diese Erde ist mein", "River supreme", "Strom, du schicksal", "Venture Into Darkness", "Gusty's child", "Oil for the Lamps of China", "Within the walls of Nanking", "The cleft rock", "By the City of the long sand", "The innocent dreamers", "This earth is mine", "The serpent-wreathed staff"

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