Author:Jesse Lynch Williams

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Jesse Lynch Williams
American Pulitzer Prize-winning author and dramatist; also a contributor to various magazines such as Scribner's. Best remembered for his Pulitzer Prize winning play Why Marry? (1908).


Novels and short story collections[edit]

  • Princeton Stories (1895) short stories IA : PG
  • The Adventures of a Freshman (1899) IA : PG
  • The Stolen Story and Other Newspaper Stories (1899) short stories IA
  • New York Sketches (1902) IA : PG
  • The Day-Dreamer: being the full narrative of "The stolen story" (1906) IA
  • The Girl and the Game: and Other College Stories (1908) short stories IA
  • Remating Time (1916) (dramatized as Why Not (1922)) hathitrust
  • My Lost Duchess, an idyl of the town IA
  • Mr. Cleveland: a personal impression (1909) IA
  • The Married Life of the Frederic Carrolls (1910) IA
  • She Knew She Was Right (1930)


  • The Stolen Story (1906)
  • "And So They Were Married," a comedy of the new woman (1914 IA
  • Why Marry? (1918) [Pulitzer Prize] IA : PG
  • Why Not (1922) (dramatized version of Remating Time (1916)]
  • Lovely Lady (??)

Short works from magazines[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1929, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.