John Phillips Marquand

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Marquand, John Phillips


Born Nov. 10, 1893, in Wilmington, Del.; died July 16, 1960, in Newburyport Mass. American author.

Marquand graduated from Harvard University in 1915. He fought in World War I. His novel The Late George Apley (1937 Pulitzer Prize) brought him fame; its hero was a wealthy Bostonian who changed from a rebel into a smug bourgeois. In the novels Wickford Point (1939), H. M. Pulham, Esquire (1941), and Sincerely, Willis Wayde (1955) Marquand portrayed the degradation of the aristocracy and the corrupting influence of business and careerism. In his last work, Women and Thomas Harrow (1958), Marquand depicted the life of New York artists in the 1820’s. He was also the author of several detective stories.


In Russian translation:
G. M. Pulem, eskvair. Afterword by N. Samokhvalov. Moscow, 1963.


Gross J. J. John P. Marquand. New York, 1963.
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