McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928

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Birth 1866-07-26
Death 1928-10-23

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American novelist.

From the description of Courage, [1916-1917]. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 29547103


From the description of George Barr McCutcheon, 1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983984

George Barr McCutcheon (1866-1928) was an American novelist best known for his fictional works such as Graustark (1901).

McCutcheon was born on July 26, 1866 to John Barr and Clara (Glick) McCutcheon in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. As a boy, McCutcheon taught his brother John how to draw. John went on to become a successful American cartoonist. George McCutcheon attended Purdue University at Lafayette from 1882-1883 before leaving to work as a reporter at the Lafayette Journal . "The Ante-Mortem Condition of George Ramor," printed in the National Magazine in 1896, was McCutcheon's first published short story. Graustark, written in 1901, established McCutcheon as a writer. The novel was written in a single draft at about a thousand words a day. McCutcheon married Marie Van Antwerp Fay on September 26, 1904. He died suddenly on October 23, 1928 while at a luncheon at the Hotel Martinique.

  • 1901: Graustark
  • 1902: Brewster's Millions Castle Craneycrow
  • 1903: The Sherrods
  • 1904: Beverly of Graustark The Day of the Dog
  • 1906: Jane Cable
  • 1907: The Daughter of Anderson Crow
  • 1911: Mary Midthorne
  • 1912: The Hollow of Her Hand
  • 1913: A Fool and His Money
  • 1914: The Prince of Graustark
  • 1919: Sherry
  • 1920: Anderson Crow, Detective West Wind Drift
  • 1924: East of the Setting Sun
  • 1927: The Inn of the Hawk and Raven
  • 1929: The Merivales

From the guide to the George Barr McCutcheon Collection, 1903-1930, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)


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