William Edmund Barrett

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William Edmund Barrett (November 16, 1900 – September 14, 1986) was an American author.

Born in New York City, he graduated from Manhattan College in 1922 [1]. He married Christine M. Rollman on February 15, 1925. He worked as an aeronautics consultant with the Denver Public Library from 1941 on. He received a citation from Regis College in 1956. He was a member of PEN and the Authors League of America. Barrett was a Roman Catholic.[citation needed]

He was a member of the National Press Club of Washington, D.C. and the Colorado Authors League, serving as its president from 1943-1944.

Three of his novels were made into films: The Left Hand of God, starring Humphrey Bogart; Lilies of the Field, featuring Sidney Poitier; and Pieces of Dreams, based on The Wine and the Music.

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  • Woman on Horseback (1938)
  • The Edge of Things (1938)
  • Flight from Youth (1939)
  • The Last Man (1946)
  • The Evil Heart (1946)
  • The Number of My Days (1946)
  • Man from Rome (1949)
  • The Left Hand of God (1951)
  • To the Last Man (1952)
  • Shadows of the Images (1953)
  • Sudden Strangers (1956)
  • The Empty Shrine (1958)
  • Lilies of the Field (1962)
  • The Fools of Time (1963)
  • Shepherd of Mankind (1964)
  • The Red-Laquered Gate (1967)
  • The Wine and the Music (1968)
  • Pieces of Dreams (1968)
  • A Woman in the House (1971)
  • The Shape of Illusion (1972)
  • The Lady of the Lotus (1975)

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