John P. Marquand

John Phillips Marquand (November 10, 1893 – July 16, 1960) was an American writer. Originally best known for his Mr. Moto spy stories, he achieved popular success and critical respect for his satirical novels, winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Late George Apley in 1938.[1] One of his abiding themes was the confining nature of life in America's upper class and among those who aspired to join it. Marquand treated those whose lives were bound by these unwritten codes with a characteristic mix of respect and satire.

John P. Marquand
BornJohn Phillips Marquand
(1893-11-10)November 10, 1893
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
DiedJuly 16, 1960(1960-07-16) (aged 66)
Newburyport, Massachusetts, U.S.
Resting placeSawyer Hill Burying Ground
Pen nameJ.P. Marquand
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
EducationNewburyport High School
Alma materHarvard University
GenreFiction
Spouse
Christina Sedgwick
(m. 1922; div. 1935)

Adelaide Hooker
(m. 1937; div. 1958)
Children5

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