Josiah Flynt

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Josiah Flynt (properly Josiah Flynt Willard) (Jan.23,1869–Jan.20,1907) was an American sociologist and author, born at Appleton, Wisconsin. He was educated at the University of Berlin in 1890–1895 and after several years of experience as a professional vagrant published in 1899 Tramping with Tramps, a picaresque study. His further works dealing with the lower and criminal classes include The Powers that Prey (1900), a collection of short stories written in collaboration with Francis Walton; Notes of an Itinerant Policeman (1900); The World of Graft (1901), a volume of short stories and The Little Brother (1902), his only sustained attempt in fiction.