Marion Mainwaring

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Marion Jessie Mainwaring (April 21, 1922 - December 12, 2015) was an American writer, translator, and critic.[1][2]

Mainwaring is best known as the author who completed Edith Wharton's novel The Buccaneers, published in 1993.[3] She earlier assisted R. W. B. Lewis in researching his Pulitzer- and Bancroft-prize-winning 1976 biography of Wharton.[4] A novelist in her own right, she wrote the novel Murder in Pastiche: or Nine Detectives All at Sea (1954), parodying nine famous fictional detectives, and Murder at Midyears (1953). She translated Youth and Age: Three Novellas by Ivan Turgenev and edited The Portrait Game, records of a parlor game played by Turgenev and his friends. Her most recent work is Mysteries of Paris: The Quest for Morton Fullerton (2001), a biography of Wharton's lover.


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