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O'Brien, Fitz-James

O'Brien, Fitz-James, 1828?–1862, Irish-American author and journalist, b. Ireland. He settled in New York in 1852. He is remembered for two of his short stories, The Diamond Lens and The Wondersmith, and a play, A Gentleman from Ireland (1854). He served in the Civil War and died from his wounds. His Collected Stories was published in 1925.

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