Gordon Merrick


Born
in Bala Cynwyd, The United States
August 03, 1916

Died
March 27, 1988

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Son of a stockbroker, Merrick studied French Literature at Princeton before becoming an actor on Broadway. Prior to WWII he landed a role in Kaufman & Hart's The Man Who Came to Dinner and even became Hart's lover for a time. Due to a hearing problem he had a draft deferrment but served in the O.S.S. rising to the rank of Captain for his service in France. His first novel, The Strumpet Wind (1947), told of an American spy in France during WWII. "I have not imagined the world in which these people lived," he wrote.

Besides appearing on Broadway, he worked as a reporter on many newspapers. He also contributed book reviews and articles to The New Republic, Ikonos and other periodicals. In all, Merrick wrote 13 books, but it was
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Average rating: 3.78 · 1,373 ratings · 106 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lord Won't Mind

3.78 avg rating — 554 ratings — published 1970 — 12 editions
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One for the Gods

3.79 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 1971 — 12 editions
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Forth into Light: A Novel

3.75 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 1974 — 7 editions
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Perfect Freedom

3.84 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1982 — 9 editions
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An Idol for Others

3.74 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1977 — 8 editions
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Now Let's Talk about Music

3.76 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1981 — 8 editions
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The Great Urge Downward

3.89 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions
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The Quirk

3.76 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1978 — 9 editions
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A Measure of Madness

3.82 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1986 — 4 editions
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The Good Life

3.61 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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The Lord Won't Mind One for the Gods Forth into Light: A Novel The Peter & Charlie Trilogy
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“Affection expressed physically made friendship so complete and binding.”
Gordon Merrick, The Lord Won't Mind

People who don't make something good of what they've got are bound to end up desperate.
Gordon Merrick, One for the Gods

“For the love of God have mercy on my aching cock. I want you in bed.”
“That, sure lord, is where I want to be.”
Gordon Merrick, The Lord Won't Mind
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