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Hugh Worthington Mary Jane Holmes

Hugh Worthington

Mary Jane Holmes

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Mary Holmes was one of the very first writers to be developed by Street & Smith. She helped ensure the success of their new serial The New York Weekly in 1859. She began working for the firm before they specifically targeted a female audience andMoreMary Holmes was one of the very first writers to be developed by Street & Smith. She helped ensure the success of their new serial The New York Weekly in 1859. She began working for the firm before they specifically targeted a female audience and her work was intended for the general audience of the storypaper, though later it would be included often in womens romance series.Mrs. Holmes stories were love stories pure and simple -- dependent for their sensationalism purely upon overwrought emotional situations. Not that these situations were created through any real conflict of character or thought or feeling. Mrs. Holmes was far too incompetent a writer to cast aside the customary aids of forged letters, disguises, and accidental meeting. Her ingenuity -- which she possessed in quantity -- consisted in thinking up the most artificial tragedies through which her heroines might suffer in patience and fortitude, as well as in anguish and tears. **....summary from American Womens Dime Novel Project