Thomas Lansing Masson

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Thomas Lansing Masson

Thomas Lansing Masson (1866–1934) was an American anthropologist, editor and author.[1]


He was born at Essex, Connecticut, and educated in the public schools of New Haven. He became literary editor of Life in 1893 and a regular contributor of humorous articles to various magazines. As an editor, he was responsible for Humorous Masterpieces of American Literature (1904); The Humor of Love in Verse and Prose (1906); The Best Stories in the World (1914).


  • (1898). The Yankee Navy.
  • (1904). In Marry Measure.
  • (1905). A Corner in Women and Other Follies.
  • (1905). Mary's Little Lamb.
  • (1906). The Von Blumers.
  • (1907). A Bachelor's Baby and Some Grown-Ups.
  • (1908). The New Plato.
  • (1913). Mr. Rum.
  • (1921). Well, Why Not?.
  • (1922). Listen to These.
  • (1923). That Silver Lining.
  • (1925). Why I Am a Spiritual Vagabond.
  • (1927). The City of Perfection.
  • (1932). Within.

Selected articles[edit]


  1. ^ Everett Franklin Bleiler, Richard Bleiler (1990) Science-fiction, the Early Years. p. 845

External links[edit]

  • Works by or about Thomas Lansing Masson at Internet Archive
  • Works by Thomas Lansing Masson, at Hathi Trust
  • Works by Thomas Lansing Masson at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
  • Works by Thomas Lansing Masson, at JSTOR
  • Works by Thomas Lansing Masson, at
  • PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Thomas Masson". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.