Edward Payson Roe (1838 - 1888) was a Presbyterian minister living
in New York after the Civil War. In 1874 he moved to
Cornwall-on-the-Hudson where he wrote fiction and studied
horticulture. After the Civil War he lectured on the war and wrote
periodicals. His novels had a strong moral purpose and their being
written by a clergyman helped to break down the Puritanical
prejudice against fiction. His best-known works were "Barriers
Burned Away" and "The Earth." An excerpt from A Knight of the
Nineteenth Century reads, "Egbert Haldane had an enemy who loved
him very dearly and he sincerely returned her affection as he was
in duty bound since she was his mother. If inspired by hate and
malice Mrs. Haldane had brooded over but one question at the cradle
of her child. How can I most surely destroy this boy? She could
scarcely have set about the task more skilfully and successfully."
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