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Maria Hack (1777–1844)

Author of Winter Evenings or Tales of Travellers

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Maria Barton was born into an English Quaker family in Carlisle; her younger brother was the poet Bernard Barton, a friend of the author Charles Lamb. In 1800, Maria married Stephen Hack, a London merchant, and the couple had 10 children. Maria Hack became a prolific writer of educational books and stories for children. One of her earliest works was a collection of stories teaching geography called Winter Evenings; or, Tales of Travellers (1818-1820), published in four volumes.
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