Teacher; editor. Born– June 20, 1930, Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Thomas Alfred and Lucile (Sylvester) McFarland. Married– Patricia Connors, July 23, 1960. Children– Two. Education– B.A., 1951, Oberlin College; M.A., 1961, St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge University. Employed by U.S. Navy, 1951-1954; textbook editor, Houghton Mifflin, 1958-1964; traveled and lived, Europe, 1964-1966; taught English, Concord Academy, Concord, Mass., 1966-1995. Fellow of the Massachusetts HIstorical Society.
Contemporary Authors online
The Brave Bostonians: Hutchinson, Quincy, Franklin, and the Coming of the American Revolution. Boulder, Co.: Westview Press, 1998.
Hawthorne in Concord. New York: Grove Press, 2004.
A History of Concord Academy. 2 volumes. The Academy, 1986.
A House Full of Women. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1960.
Loves of Harriet Beecher Stowe. New York: Grove Press, 2004.
Mark Twain and the Colonel. Rowman and Littlefield, 2012.
Sea Dangers; the Affairs of the Somers. New York; Schocken Books, 1985.
Seasons of Fear. New York; Schocken Books, 1984.
Sojourners; a Narrative of the Human Adventure …. New York; Atheneum, 1979.
Composition; Models and Exercises. Boston; Harcourt, 1971.
Explorations in Literature. Houghton Mifflin, 1971.
Forms in Literature. Houghton Mifflin, 19714.
Golden State Arms–World’s Guns and Other Weapons. Los Angeles: Peterson, 1958.
Moments in Literature. Houghton Mifflin, 1971.
Perceptions in Literature. Houghton Mifflin, 1971.
Reflections in Literature. Houghton Mifflin, 1971.
Themes in American Literature. Houghton Mifflin, 1971.