Born in small-town New England, Charles Browne began his career as a young contributor to the Boston Carpet Bag, a humor magazine, and later at Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer he adopted
This article contains a review of William Dean Howells's "First Impressions of Literary New York," commenting in particular on Howells's description of the Pfaff's bohemians: "The scenes at Pfaff's and elsewhere and the kindly estimates of Walt Whitman and other writers are very reminiscent and characteristic, and the portraits of Whitman, Artemus Ward and others of equal interest. Whitman's is very much conventionalized" (10).
The Vault at Pfaff's
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