William Gilmore Simms

Novelist, Author

1806 – 1870

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Who was William Gilmore Simms?

William Gilmore Simms was a poet, novelist and historian from the American South. His writings achieved great prominence during the 19th century, with Edgar Allan Poe pronouncing him the best novelist America had ever produced. He is still known among literary scholars as a major force in antebellum Southern literature. He is also remembered for his strong support of slavery and for his opposition to Uncle Tom's Cabin, in response to which he wrote reviews and a novel.

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Born
Apr 17, 1806
Charleston
Also known as
  • William Simms
  • W. Simms
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • South Carolina
  • Charleston
Died
Jun 11, 1870
Charleston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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