Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise - Volume I

Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise - Volume I David Graham Phillips
  • Title: Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise - Volume I
  • Author: David Graham Phillips
  • ISBN: 9781406541472
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
  • Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise - Volume I David Graham Phillips Susan Lenox Her Fall and Rise Volume I David Graham Phillips was an American journalist and novelist After completing his education Phillips worked as a newspaper reporter in Cincinnati Ohio before moving on to New York City
    David Graham Phillips 1867 1911 , was an American journalist and novelist After completing his education, Phillips worked as a newspaper reporter in Cincinnati, Ohio before moving on to New York City where he was employed as a columnist and editor with the New York World until 1902 In his spare time, he wrote a novel, The Great God Success that was published in 1901 ThDavid Graham Phillips 1867 1911 , was an American journalist and novelist After completing his education, Phillips worked as a newspaper reporter in Cincinnati, Ohio before moving on to New York City where he was employed as a columnist and editor with the New York World until 1902 In his spare time, he wrote a novel, The Great God Success that was published in 1901 The book sold well enough that his royalty income allowed him to work as a freelance journalist while dedicating himself to writing fiction Considered a progressive, Phillips novels often commented on social issues of the day and frequently chronicled events based on his real life journalistic experiences Phillips reputation as a muckraker cost him his life when, in January 1911, he was shot and killed in New York City His assassin was a deranged musician who believed that Phillips novel, The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig 1909 , had cast literary aspersions on his family Following Phillips death, his sister Carolyn organized his final manuscript for posthumous publication as Susan Lenox Her Fall and Rise 1917 , which was later made into a popular film.
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    1. David Graham Phillips was an American novelist and journalist of the muckraker tradition.Phillips was born in Madison, Indiana After graduating from high school, Phillips entered Asbury College now DePauw University following which he received a degree from Princeton University in 1887 After completing his education, Phillips worked as a newspaper reporter in Cincinnati, Ohio, before moving on to New York City where he was employed as a reporter for The Sun from 1890 to 1893, then columnist and editor with the New York World until 1902 In his spare time, he wrote a novel, The Great God Success, that was published in 1901 The royalty income enabled him to work as a freelance journalist while continuing to write fiction Writing articles for various prominent magazines, he began to develop a reputation as a competent investigative journalist Phillips novels often commented on social issues of the day and frequently chronicled events based on his real life journalistic experiences He was considered a Progressive and for exposing corruption in the Senate he was labelled a muckraker Phillips wrote an article in Cosmopolitan in March 1906, called The Treason of the Senate, exposing campaign contributors being rewarded by certain members of the U S Senate The story launched a scathing attack on Rhode Island senator Nelson W Aldrich, and brought Phillips a great deal of national exposure This and other similar articles helped lead to the passage of the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, initiating popular instead of state legislature election of U S senators.


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