Stephen Vincent Benet

John Brown's Body

originally published:
Garden City : Doubleday, Doran

We offered this copy of the first trade edition in our List 31.


  • Blockson101(1928)
  • Pulitzer Prize for Poetry(1929)

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bio notes:
born: 7/22/1898
died: 3/13/1943
born as: Stephen Vincent Benet

Poet, novelist, and writer of short stories, best known for John Brown's Body (1928), a long narrative poem on the Civil War... Benet's best-known short story, "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1937), was the basis for a play, and opera by Douglas Moore, ad a motion picture. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature