Hurst, Fannie

Hurst, Fannie

Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968, American author, b. Hamilton, Ohio, grad. Washington Univ., 1909. She is noted for her sympathetic, sentimental novels including Lummox (1923), Back Street (1930), Imitation of Life (1933), and God Must Be Sad (1961).

See biography by B. Kroeger (1999).

Hurst in English toponyms refers to a woodland hill or a grove, from Middle English hyrst, cognate with Low German horst, a wooded height.

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