Ann Sophia Winterbotham Stephens (1810-1866) was a Connecticut-born novelist, journalist and publisher of her own literary magazine (Mrs. Stephens' Illustrated New Monthly) who occasionally published under the nom de plume of Jonathan Slick, and is considered to be the progenitor of the dime novel, since the term originated with her writing and publication of "Maleaska: The Indian Wife of The White Hunter", published in 1856. FASHION AND FAME is Mrs. Stephens's first novel. Brown cloth with decorative embossed title within an oval. Text reads: "Peterson's Uniform Edition of the Complete Works of Mrs. Ann S. Stephens" Spine cloth faded, chipped, and separated along entire left edge. Can probably be easily repaired to arrest further damage.