Jacob Ralph Abarbanell

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Jacob Ralph Abarbanell
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Born(1852-12-06)December 6, 1852
DiedNovember 9, 1922(1922-11-09) (aged 69)
Pen namePaul Revere, Ralph Royal
OccupationNovelist, Playwright, Journalist
SpouseRosalia Abarbanell

Jacob Ralph Abarbanell (December 6, 1852 – November 9, 1922) was an American lawyer, author, and playwright from New York City.

Early life[edit]

Born to furrier Rudolph Abarbanell and his wife Rosalia. Married Cornelia L. Eaton, of Jersey City, June 30, 1892. After graduating from City College in 1872 and Columbia Law in 1874, he practiced in the city.[1]

Literary career[edit]

While practicing law, he also wrote stories, articles, magazine serials, and plays throughout his life.

While some work and translations were published under his own name, he also used the pseudonyms 'Ralph Royal' and 'Paul Revere'. His best known works were the books The Model Pair (1881) and The Rector's Secret (1892), and the dramas Countess of Monte Cristo (1902) and The Heart of the People (1909). He also published translations of stories from French and German.[2][3]


  1. ^ Leonard, John William; Marquis, Albert Nelson, eds. (1908), Who's who in America, 5, Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, Incorporated, p. 1.
  2. ^ "Jacob Ralph Abarbanell". Northern Illinois University Libraries. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
  3. ^ J. Randolph Cox (2000). The dime novel companion: a source book. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-313-25674-5. Retrieved 20 February 2011.