A later 19th and early 20th-century American literary critic and writer, he edited the Atlantic Regular and published numerous brief stories, like the popular “Xmas EACH DAY.” His books are the Rise of Silas Lapham as well as the Sleeping Car. Young, he helped his paper editor dad with printing function. He later composed for the Ohio Condition Journal. His 1882 book, A Modern Example, set up his literary popularity. He and his seven siblings was raised in Martinsville, Ohio. Along with his wife, Elinor Mead, he previously three kids. He released literary criticism in the functions of Leo Tolstoy.