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KING, Edward, author, born in Middlefield, Massachusetts, 31 July, 1848. Mr. King was liberally educated, and early began writing for the press. His contributions, both of prose and poetry, have been very numerous and cover a wide field, comprising American and foreign topics. He has made a specialty of the physical characteristics and present condition of the southern states and of French subjects, having resided for nearly twenty years in Paris. Mr. King acts as Paris correspondent for several American journals, and accompanied the Russian army into the Balkans during the Russo-Turkish war in that capacity. He has published "My Paris, or French Character Sketches" (Boston, 1868)" "Kentucky's Love" (1873)" "The Great South" (Hartford, 1875); "Echoes from the Orient," poems (London, 1880)" "French Political Leaders" (New York, 1882)" "The Gentle Savage" (Boston, 1883); "Europe in Storm and Calm " (Springfield, 1885)" "The Golden Spike " (Boston, 1886); and "A Venetian Lover" (London, 1887).
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