Thomas Bailey Aldrich Biography
(Poet & Novelist)
Birthday: November 11, 1836 (Scorpio)
Born In: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Thomas Bailey Aldrich was an American poet, editor and novelist, who went on to serve as the editor of some of the best known publications of the day. His family had planned to send him to Harvard University but his father died when he was still a child and hence the plan was abandoned. He quit school at the age of 13 and started working as a clerk in New York, but he continued to write side by side and before long his work started getting published in newspapers as well as magazines. It was during his time in New York that his first book ‘The Bells’ was published and eventually he started working for ‘New York Evening Mirror’ as a literary critic before moving on to ‘Home Journal’ as a writer. His most well-known work is the book ‘The Story of a Bad Boy’ that drew heavily from his own life. However, it was in his capacity as the editor of the famous American publication ‘The Atlantic Monthly’ that he is best known. He was the editor of the publication for nine years and was known for his independent views.