von Teufel, Blanche (1847 - 1898)

Genre: General Fiction

Blanche Willis Howard von Teufel was born and raised in Bangor, graduated from Bangor High School, but lived most of her adult life in Germany.

She moved to Germany in 1877 to write articles for the Boston Evening Transcript, ended up staying there and opening a finishing school for young ladies.

Most of her novels were written in Germany under the name Blanche Willis Howard (she didn't marry until 1890). She was one of the few popular novelists writing from abroad and is credited with helping to popularize American travel to Europe.

She died in Munich in 1898.

Selected Bibliography

  • One Summer (1875)
  • One Year Abroad (1877)
  • Aunt Serena (1881)
  • Guenn: a Wave on the Breton Coast (1884)
  • Aulnay Tower (1885)
  • The Open Door (1889)
  • No Heroes (1893)
  • Seven on the Highway (1897)
  • The Garden of Eden (1900)
  • Dioysius the Weaver's Heart's Dearest (1900)