The New Student's Reference Work/French, Alice

French, Alice, American authoress, known also by her pen-name, Octave Thanet, was born at Andover, Mass., March 19, 1850, and educated at Abbott Academy there. She began to write about 1878, her earliest productions being short stories illustrating western and southern life, with which she is familiar. Her chief books are Knitters in the Sun; Stories of a Western Town; The Heart of Toil; etc.