Don Marquis

Donald Robert Perry Marquis ( MAR-kwis; July 29, 1878 December 29, 1937) was an American humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright. He is remembered best for creating the characters Archy and Mehitabel, supposed authors of humorous verse. During his lifetime he was equally famous for creating another fictitious character, “the Old Soak,” who was the subject of two books, a hit Broadway play (192223), a silent movie (1926) and a talkie (1937).


eBooks: Carter, and Other People | Danny’s Own Story | Dreams and Dust | Hermione’s Group of Thinkers | The Cruise of the Jasper B. | The Old Soak, and Hail And Farewell | The Revolt of the Oyster

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