Robert N. Linscott


Born
in Woburn, Massachusetts, The United States
May 01, 1886

Died
September 25, 1964


Robert Newton Linscott (May 1, 1886 – September 25, 1964) was an American editor. From 1904 to 1944, Linscott was an editor at Houghton-Mifflin. He served as editor for early Truman Capote and Carson McCullers works. From 1944 until his retirement in 1957, Linscott was the senior editor for Random House.

Linscott himself edited a number of collections for both houses, among them Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945), Best Short Stories of Bret Harte (1947), The World's Great Thinkers: A Boston Reader (1948), Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (1957), and Letters and Poems of Emily Dickinson (1959).

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The Best American Humorous ...

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Man and Man: The Social Phi...

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Man and the State: The Poli...

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An Omnibus of Modern Americ...

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A guide to good reading, wi...

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Comic Relief: An Omnibus of...

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The Boys Book of Battles

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State of Mind: a Boston reader

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The Short Stories of Anton ...

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Selected Poems & Letters of...

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