John Luther Long
John Luther Long (January 1, 1861 – October 31, 1927) was an American lawyer and writer best known for his short story "Madame Butterfly", which was based on the recollections of his sister, Jennie Correll, who had been to Japan with her husband—a Methodist missionary.
Born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, Long had been admitted to the bar in Philadelphia on October 29, 1881, and become a practicing lawyer. On January 17, 1882, he married Mary Jane Sprenkle. He died at age 66 on October 31, 1927 having spent the last two months of his life at a sanatorium in Clifton Springs, New York. The obituary in The New York Times of November 1, 1927 quoted his own interpretation of himself as "a sentimentalist, and a feminist and proud of it".
Notes and references
- Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin (1993).
- New York Times, April 25, 1906
- Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin (1993). Biographical Sketch. John Luther Long: An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.
- Madame Butterfly, The Century Volume 55 Issue 3 (Jan 1898) pp. 374–393
- Madame Butterfly 1903 Grosset and Dunlap "Japanese Edition" with photogravure illustrations by C. Yarnall Abbott (1870–1938)
- David Belasco's Play Madame Butterfly, A Tragedy of Japan (from "Six Plays" Little, Brown 1928)
- John Luther Long, American Studies at The University of Virginia.
- Works by John Luther Long at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about John Luther Long at Internet Archive
- Works by John Luther Long at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
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