Edison Tesla Marshall (August 28, 1894 – October 29, 1967) was an American short story writer and novelist.
Marshall was born on August 28, 1894 in Rensselaer, Indiana. He grew up in Medford, Oregon, and attended the University of Oregon from 1913 to 1916. He served in the U.S. Army with the rank of second lieutenant. His 1917 World War I draft registration card indicated he was a "professional writer" employed by The American Magazine and The Saturday Evening Post, and that he was missing his thumb on his left hand. He married Agnes Sharp Flythe; they had two children, Edison and Nancy. In 1926, they moved to Augusta, Georgia.
His novel Benjamin Blake was adapted into a film in 1942, Son of Fury, starring Tyrone Power; another one Yankee Pasha-The Adventures of Jason Starbuck was adapted into the film Yankee Pasha, starring Jeff Chandler and Mamie Van Doren in 1954 as was The Vikings, starring Kirk Douglas, in 1958.
He held the Gold Cross, Order of Merit from the University of Miami.
He was a life-long hunter who became a big game hunter who hunted in Canada, Alaska, Africa, Indo-China, and India. It was a hunting accident while in high school that caused the lost of his thumb. He described his hunting experiences in a book, The Heart of the Hunter, copyrighted in 1956.
He died on October 29, 1967 in Augusta.
- 1921 O. Henry Award
- The Voice of the Pack. Little, Brown, and Company. 1920.
- The Snowshoe Trail. A.L. Burt. 1921.
- The Strength of the Pines. Little, Brown. 1921.
- The Skyline of Spruce. Little, Brown, and company. 1922.
- The Land of Forgotten Men. A. L. Burt. 1923. (reprinted 1972 as The Lost Land)
- Seward's Folly. Little, Brown and Company. 1924.
- Ogden's Strange Story. H. C. Kinsey & Company, Inc. 1934.
- Dian of the Lost Land. H. C. Kinsey & Company, Inc. 1935.
- The Doctor of Lonesome River. Triangle Books. 1938.
- Benjamin Blake. Farrar, Straus. 1941.
- Great Smith. Farrar & Rinehart. 1943.
- Yankee Pasha-The Adventures of Jason Starbuck. Farrar, Straus. 1947.
- Gypsy Sixpence. Farrar, Straus. 1949.
- The Upstart. Dell. 1950.
- The Infinite Woman. Farrar, Straus. 1950.
- Castle in the Swamp. Farrar, Straus. 1948.
- The Viking. Farrar, Straus, and Young. 1951.
- Caravan to Xanadu: a Novel of Marco Polo. Farrar, Straus and Young. 1951.
- Bengal Tiger: a Tale of India. Doubleday. 1952.
- American Captain. Farrar, Straus & Young. 1954.
- The Pagan King. Doubleday. 1959.
- Earth Giant. Doubleday. 1960.
- The Conqueror. Doubleday. 1962.
- Cortez and Marina. Doubleday. 1963.
- The Lost Colony. Doubleday. 1964.
- The Viking. Dell Publishing. 1965.
- "The Heart of Little Shikara". O. Henry memorial award prize stories. Doubleday. 1922.
- William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck, eds. (1922). "The Elephant Remembers". Junior high school literature. Scott, Foresman and Co.
- "U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918". Search.ancestry.com. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
- "Edison Marshall Biography". BookRags.com. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
- Bleiler, Everett F. (1990). Edison Tesla Marshall in the ''Science Fiction: The Early Years''. Kent State University Press, Ohio. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
- Edison Marshall's Biography at IMDB
- "A Movie Review by David L. Vineyard". Mysteryfile.com. 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
- Edison Marshall. "Yankee Pasha-The Adventures of Jason Starbuck by Edison Marshall". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
- "Edison Marshall Books". Shakariconnection.com. 2014-05-24. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
- "Edison Marshall (1894-1967)". Oregonencyclopedia.org. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
- "Edison Marshall". Fandango. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
- "Edison Marshall papers, 1956-1963 by Rudo Kemper at the University of Miami Special Collections". Proust.library.miami.edu. 1967-10-30. Retrieved 2014-06-03.