Edgar Lee Masters

Playwright, Author

1868 – 1950

Who was Edgar Lee Masters?

Edgar Lee Masters was an American poet, biographer, and dramatist. He is the author of Spoon River Anthology, The New Star Chamber and Other Essays, Songs and Satires, The Great Valley, The Serpent in the Wilderness An Obscure Tale, The Spleen, Mark Twain: A Portrait, Lincoln: The Man, and Illinois Poems. In all, Masters published twelve plays, twenty-one books of poetry, six novels and six biographies, including those of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Vachel Lindsay, and Walt Whitman.

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Born
Aug 23, 1868
Garnett
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Knox College, Illinois
Died
Mar 5, 1950
Elkins Park