Gouverneur Morris (novelist)

Gouverneur Morris IV (1876–1953) was an American author of pulp novels and short stories during the early 20th century.

Gouverneur Morris
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Morris in 1903
Born
Gouverneur Morris IV

1876
Died1953 (aged 76–77)
NationalityAmerican
EducationYale University
OccupationWriter
Known forThe Man Who Played God (1932)
The Ace of Hearts (1921)
The Penalty (1920)
Morris's "Yellow Men and Gold" was the cover story for the first issue of Adventure in 1910

BiographyEdit

Gouverneur Morris IV was born in 1876 and was a great grandson of American Founding Father Gouverneur Morris. He graduated from Yale University, where he wrote for campus humor magazine The Yale Record.[1]

PublicationsEdit

Morris wrote several novels. His numerous short stories were first published in magazines, notably Cosmopolitan, Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post, Metropolitan, The Smart Set, and Harper's Bazar,[2] and many were collected in book form.

Film adaptationsEdit

 
Lon Chaney, Sr. in The Penalty (1920), based on The Penalty (1913) by Gouverneur Morris

Several of his works were adapted into films, including The Penalty (1920) with Lon Chaney, Sr..[3][4][5]

Other film adaptions of his novels include:[6]

Partial bibliographyEdit

  • Tom Beauling (1901)
  • Aladdin O'Brien (1902)
  • The Pagan's Progress (1904)
  • Ellen and Mr. Man (1904)
  • The Footprint and Other Stories (1908)
  • Putting on the Screws (1909)
  • The Spread Eagle and Other Stories (1910)
  • The Voice in the Rice (1910)
  • Yellow Men and Gold (1911)
  • It, and Other Stories (1912)
  • If You Touch Them They Vanish (1913)
  • The Penalty (1913)
  • The Incandescent Lily and Other Stories (1914)
  • The Goddess (1915)
  • When My Ship Comes In (1915)
  • The Seven Darlings (1915)
  • We Three (1916)
  • His Daughter (1919)
  • The Wild Goose (1919)
  • Keeping the Peace (1924)
  • Tiger Island (1934)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Editor: The Journal of Information for Literary Workers. Ridgewood, NJ: The Editor Company. March 24th, 1917. p. 13.
  2. ^ "The FictionMags Index", s.v.
  3. ^ "Browse By Author: M – Project Gutenberg". Gutenberg.org. 1916-07-01. Retrieved 2010-03-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Gouverneur Morris". Imdb.com. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2010-03-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ (15 August 1953). Gouverneur Morris, 77, Noted Novelist, Is Dead, St. Joseph News-Press (Associated Press story)
  6. ^ "Gouverneur Morris (1876–1953)". imdb.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014.

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