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John P. Marquand - American Writers 46

John P. Marquand - American Writers 46: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1965
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    John P. Marquand - American Writers 46
    Book Description:

    John P. Marquand. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5202-0
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. John P. Marquand
    (pp. 5-45)

    John Phillips Marquand was for almost forty years a highly remunerated writer of short stories and serials for the masscirculation magazines. But, although much of his career was spent as a dependable producer of a kind of fiction which the protagonist ofWickford Pointcalled “that half-world of the imagination governed by editorial fact,” he began in 1937 publishing distinguished novels of manners, in which he gave firm, skillful, accurate, and ironic representations of the upper-class and uppermiddle-class social world. In 1949 he declared, “I would like, before I’m through, to have a series of novels which would give a...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-48)