Martin Joseph Freeman

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Martin Joseph "Tom" Freeman (1899[1] – 1969[2]) was an American scholar of English literature and novelist. Freeman taught at the University of Chicago and then as an Associate Professor of English at Hunter College.[3] His semi-autobiographical childhood account of growing up in the Midwest, Bitter Honey (1942), was awarded Ohio's literary award.[4]


  • The Murder of a Midget, New York, E.P. Dutton & Co. 1931
  • Murder by Magic, New York : E .P. Dutton, 1932.
  • The Case of the Blind Mouse, 1936.
  • A Text of Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, Chicago, Illinois, 1937
  • Bitter Honey, New York, Macmillan Co., 1942. - winner of the Ohioana Award


  1. ^ "Freeman, Martin Joseph, 1899-". Library of Congress Authorities. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Martin Joseph Freeman (1899-1969)". Find A Grave. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  3. ^ The University of Chicago Magazine - Volumes 33-34 - Page 32 1940 By Martin Joseph Freeman. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1942. $2.50. "When Professor Freeman ("Tom" to his friends: how he got Tom out of Martin Joseph I could never figure out) left the University of Chicago last year to take up a position at Hunter College, New York, some of us had a vague idea that he had a novel cooking, but as professors' novels rarely emerge from the study see it blossoming forth in all the glory of a Macmillan jacket for all the world as though it were destined to be a best seller."
  4. ^ National News - Page 157 American Legion. Auxiliary - 1942 "Bitter Honey," by Martin Joseph Freeman. The Macmillan Company, $2.50. The experiences of an eleven-year-old boy in a small town in the horse-and-buggy age which, perhaps, are much the same as those of a small boy of the present time