Adeline CohnfeldtLust

Adeline Cohnfeldt Lust’s short stories for the New York Graphic were so popular that there were reprinted in newspapers across the country. Lust grew up in England, where she attended boarding school and studied with private tutors. Her talents emerged at an early age—she published her first newspaper articles by age fifteen, and showed promise as a singer and musician. She immigrated to New York in 1876 and by 1882 was writing both short stories and “Features of New York Life” for the New York Graphic. Two years later, in 1884, she married Philip G. Lust, but continued her writing career, becoming a regular journalist for the American Press Association and publishing a novel, A Tent of Grace, in 1899. The novel’s protagonist, Jette, struggled with anti–Semitism as a Jewish orphan raised in a Christian village in Germany. The novel, like Lust’s short stories, was highly popular.

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