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).

Jesse Lynch Williams


Novels and short story collections[edit]

  • The Day-Dreamer: Being the Full Narrative of "The Stolen Story" (1906)
  • Princeton Stories (1895) short stories IA : PG
  • The Adventures of a Freshman (1899) IA : PG
  • New York Sketches (1902) IA : PG
  • 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 Stolen Story (1906)
  • "And So They Were Married," a comedy of the new woman (1914 IA)
  • Why Marry? (1918) [Pulitzer Prize] (transcription project)
  • Why Not (1922) (dramatization of Remating Time, 1916)
  • Lovely Lady (??)

Individual short works[edit]

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, 1927.

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.