Taylor Caldwell





Taylor Caldwell


Born
in Manchester, The United Kingdom
September 07, 1900

Died
August 30, 1985

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Also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner.

Taylor Caldwell was born in Manchester, England. In 1907 she emigrated to the United States with her parents and younger brother. Her father died shortly after the move, and the family struggled. At the age of eight she started to write stories, and in fact wrote her first novel, The Romance of Atlantis, at the age of twelve (although it remained unpublished until 1975). Her father did not approve such activity for women, and sent her to work in a bindery. She continued to write prolifically, however, despite ill health. (In 1947, according to TIME magazine, she discarded and burned the manuscripts of 140 unpublished novels.)

In 1918-1919, she served in the United States Navy Reserv
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“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”
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Polls

2015 Fourth Quarter Long Read

1978, The Stand by Stephen King, 1153 pages
 
  29 votes, 18.0%

 
  25 votes, 15.5%

1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages
 
  16 votes, 9.9%

 
  16 votes, 9.9%

1868, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 667 pages
 
  13 votes, 8.1%

 
  13 votes, 8.1%

1924, The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, 706 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.5%

 
  9 votes, 5.6%

1982, North and South by John Jakes, 812 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.0%

 
  6 votes, 3.7%

 
  5 votes, 3.1%

1973, Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, 776 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.5%

1920, Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset, 1168 pages
 
  3 votes, 1.9%

 
  1 vote, 0.6%

1876, Daniel Deronda by George Eliot, 796 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.6%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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