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Name:  Don Marquis  

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Born: July 29, 1878 in Walnut, Illinois

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Don Marquis was born and raised in Walnut. He attended Knox Academy (now Knox College).

Biographical and Professional Information

Don Marquis (pronounced "mark' wis" (British), not "mar kee" (French)) was an American humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, cartoonist, newspaper columnist, and playwright. He is best remembered for his humorous writing and creating the characters "Archy" and "Mehitabel".


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Titles At Your Library

Danny's Own Story
ISBN: 1419115022

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2004

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Dreams & Dust - Poems
ISBN: 1406784222

Dyer Press. 2007

The Cruise of the Jasper B.
ISBN: 1406942901

Hard Press. 2006

Excerpt: ...had three children," screamed Cap'n Abernethy, "and she limped some. Folks say she had a cork foot. Hey, Simeon, DID she have a cork foot?" Mr. Calthrop flushed painfully, but he forced himself courageously to answer. "Mr. Abernethy, I do not know," he said humbly, and with the look of a stricken animal in his big brown eyes. He was a handsome young fellow of about thirty

Hermione's Group of Thinkers
ISBN: 1406944203

Hard Press. 2006

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Sonnets to a Red Haired Lady, By a Gentlemen with a Blue Beard, and Famous Love Affairs
ISBN: 1417911271

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2005

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Revolt of the Oyster
ISBN: 1417908246

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2005

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Archy and Mehitabel
ISBN: 0385094787

Anchor. 1970

This beloved illustrated classic tells the tale of Archy, a philosophical cockroach, and Mehitabel, a cat in her ninth life.



Generations of readers have delighted in the work of the great American humorist Don Marquis. Marquis's satirical free-verse poems, which first appeared in his New York newspaper columns in 1916, revolve around the escapades of Archy, a philosophical cockroach who was a poet in a previous life, and Mehitabel, a streetwise alley cat who was once Cleopatra. Reincarnated as the lowest creatures on the social scale, they prowl the rowdy streets of New York City in between the world wars, and Archy records their experiences and observations on the boss's typewriter late at night. First published in 1927,

Archy and Mehitabel has become a

celebrated part of the twentieth-century American literary canon.

The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel
ISBN: B000JJQ45M

Doubleday Doran. 1953


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