Gouverneur Morris (novelist)

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Gouverneur Morris
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Gouverneur Morris at home in Aiken, South Carolina
Born Gouverneur Morris IV
1876
Died 1953 (aged 76–77)
Nationality American
Education Yale University
Occupation Writer
Known for The Man Who Played God (1932)
The Ace of Hearts (1921)
The Penalty (1920)
Morris's "Yellow Men and Gold" was the cover story for the first issue of Adventure in 1910

Gouverneur Morris IV (1876–1953) was an author of pulp novels and short stories during the early-twentieth century.

Biography[edit]

Gouverneur Morris IV was born in 1876 and was a great grandson of American Founding Father Gouverneur Morris. He graduated from Yale University, where he wrote for campus humor magazine The Yale Record.[1]

Film Adaptations[edit]

Lon Chaney, Sr. in The Penalty (1920), based on The Penalty (1913) by Gouverneur Morris

Several of his works were adapted into films, including the famous Lon Chaney, Sr. film The Penalty (1920).[2][3][4]

Other film adaptions of his novels include:[5]

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • Tom Beauling (1901)
  • Aladdin O'Brien (1902)
  • The Pagan's Progress (1904)
  • Ellen and Mr. Man (1904)
  • The Footprint and Other Stories (1908)
  • Putting on the Screws (1909)
  • The Spread Eagle and Other Stories (1910)
  • The Voice in the Rice (1910)
  • Yellow Men and Gold (1911)
  • It, and Other Stories (1912)
  • If You Touch Them They Vanish (1913)
  • The Penalty (1913)
  • The Incandescent Lily and Other Stories (1914)
  • The Goddess (1915)
  • When My Ship Comes In (1915)
  • The Seven Darlings (1915)
  • We Three (1916)
  • His Daughter (1919)
  • The Wild Goose (1919)
  • Keeping the Peace (1924)
  • Tiger Island (1934)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Editor: The Journal of Information for Literary Workers. Ridgewood, NJ: The Editor Company. March 24th, 1917. p. 13.
  2. ^ "Browse By Author: M - Project Gutenberg". Gutenberg.org. 1916-07-01. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Gouverneur Morris". Imdb.com. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  4. ^ (15 August 1953). Gouverneur Morris, 77, Noted Novelist, Is Dead, St. Joseph News-Press (Associated Press story)
  5. ^ "Gouverneur Morris (1876-1953)". imdb.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014.

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