Jessie Graham Flower

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Jessie Graham Flower is apparently a pseudonym for American author Josephine Chase (died 1931) who was the author of the popular Grace Harlowe series of 27 books for girls, written between 1910 and 1924.[1] The books fall into four separate series, including a high school series, college series, Overseas series, and Overland Riders series. Despite the popularity of these books and their continuing availability on the used market, there is almost no information available on-line about the author.

An early cover design for Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School

The author was also known by other pseudonyms including Pauline Lester (Marjorie Dean Series), Ames Thompson, Capt, Gordon Bates, and Dale Wilkins.[2] Josephine Chase also penned the Khaki Boys series (1918-1920) under the pseudonym Captain Gordon Bates.

The Harlowe series follows the life of its heroine more or less chronologically from high school through college and beyond. Like Flower's other heroine, Grace is a role-model, already a "paragon when her story begins".[3]

Books in the Grace Harlowe series[edit]

Books in the Grace Harlowe series include at least the following books, all of which are available through Project Gutenberg:

Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School; The Merry Doings of the Oakdale Freshmen Girls (1910)
Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at High School; The Record of the Girl Chums in Work and Athletics (1911)
Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School; Fast Friends in the Sororities (1911)
Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School; The Parting of the Ways(1911)
Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College (1914)
Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College (1914)
Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College (1914)
Grace Harlowe's Fourth Year at Overton College (1914)
Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus (1915)
Grace Harlowe's Problem (1916)
Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer (1917)
Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert (1921)
Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods (1921)
Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers (1922)

The following Grace Harlowe books are attested (i.e., are listed as available for sale through online vendors, some commanding high prices), but not through Project Gutenberg:

Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Old Apache Trail
Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the High Sierras
Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Black Hills
Grace Harlowe With the Yankee Shock Boys at St. Quentin
Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders at Circle O Ranch
Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders In The Yellowstone National Park
Grace Harlowe Among the Border Guerrillas
Grace Harlowe on the Lost River Trail
Grace Harlowe Overseas
Grace Harlowe with the Marines at Chateau Thierry
Grace Harlowe with the American Army on the Rhine
Grace Harlowe with the U.S. Troops in the Argonne
Grace Harlowe with the Red Cross in France
Grace Harlowe with the Yankee Shock Boys at St. Quentin

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