Kester, ca. 1900
|Born||September 12, 1869
New Brunswick, New Jersey
|Died||July 4, 1911
Gunston Hall, Fairfax County, Virginia
|Spouse(s)||Jessie Jennings Kester|
|Parents||Franklin Cooley Kester and Harriet Watkins Kester (cofounder of Cleveland School of Art, died 1926)|
He was the elder brother of dramatist and author Paul Kester (1870–1933).
His style and topics were influenced by his travels through western and southern U.S., and by his mother's cousin William Dean Howells. His novel, "The Manager of the B & A," was made into a film in 1916 directed by J.P. McGowan, with Leo Maloney and Helen Holmes, reissued in 1921 as "The Man from Medicine Hat." He married Jessie B. Jennings from Mount Vernon, Ohio on August 31, 1898. They had no children.
- The Manager of the B and A (1901)
- The Fortunes of the Landrays (1905)
- John 0' Jamestown (1907)
- The Prodigal Judge (1911)
- The Just and the Unjust (1912)
- The Hand of the Mighty (published 1913)
- The Cousin of the King (play, with his brother Paul)
- Works by Vaughan Kester at Project Gutenberg
- Biographies of Vaughan and Paul.
- Works by or about Vaughan Kester in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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