The Atlantic Bookshelf

A Guide to Good Books

BROUGHT up in New York City and in Newburyport, Massachusetts, John Phillips Marquand graduated from Harvard in 1915. Reportorial staff of the Poston Evening Transcript; first lieutenant in the Field Artillery, A. E. F.; the Sunday Department of the New York Herald Tribune — such was the background from which he emerged as a free lance. Creator of Mr. Moto in the Saturday Evening Post and of The Late George Apley (Pulitzer Prize, 1938), he holds a distinctive position in American fiction.