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John Phillips Marquand
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Born: November 10, 1893

Died: July 16, 1960 (aged 66)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist

Bio: John Phillips Marquand was a American writer. Originally best known for his Mr. Moto spy stories, he achieved popular success and critical respect for his satirical novels, winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Late George Apley in 1938. One of his abiding themes was the confining nature of life in America's upper class and among those who aspired to join it.

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