Owen Wister, 1937.
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Wister as an older man

Credit: Courtesy of the Owen Wister Collection, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

After the tremendous success of The Virginian in 1902, Owen Wister published one unsuccessful novel-of manners Lady Baltimore (1906), then gave up fiction for political essays and political biographies, including one of his old college friend Theodore Roosevelt.  In 2001, Romney, his superb unpublished novel on Philadelphia politics and power that Wister stopped working on after the death of his wife in 1913, was released by Penn State University Press.

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