E. D. E. N. Southworth

| birth_place = Washington, D.C., United States | death_date = | death_place = Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States | resting_place = ''Oak Hill Cemetery'' | occupation = novelist | nationality = American }} Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (December 26, 1819June 30, 1899) was an American writer of more than 60 novels in the latter part of the 19th century. She was the most popular American novelist of her day.

In her novels, her heroines often challenge modern perceptions of Victorian feminine domesticity by showing virtue as naturally allied to wit, adventure, and rebellion to remedy any unfortunate situation. Though ''The Hidden Hand'' (1859) was her most popular novel, Southworth's favorite of her works was her novel ''Ishmael'' (1876). Provided by Wikipedia