F. Marion Crawford


Born
in Bagni di Lucca (then Granducato di Toscana), Italy
August 02, 1854

Died
April 09, 1909

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Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) was an American writer noted for his many novels. He was born at Bagni di Lucca, Italy. In 1879 he went to India, where he studied Sanskrit and edited the Allahabad Indian Herald. Returning to America he continued to study Sanskrit at Harvard University for a year, contributed to various periodicals, and in 1882 produced his first novel, Mr Isaacs. This book had an immediate success, and its author's promise was confirmed by the publication of Doctor Claudius: A True Story (1883). After a brief residence in New York and Boston, in 1883 he returned to Italy, where he made his permanent home. He also published the historical works, Ave Roma Immortalis (1898), Rulers of the South (1900) renamed Sicily, ...more

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“A cool breeze stirred my hair at that moment, as the night wind began to come down from the hills, but it felt like a breath from another world.”
Francis Marion Crawford, For the Blood is the Life and Other Stories

“I have seen an evil thing this night,' he said; 'I have seen how the dead drink the blood of the living. And the blood is the life.”
Francis Marion Crawford, For the Blood is the Life and Other Stories

“I will come,' the priest answered, 'for I have read in old books of these strange beings which are neither quick nor dead, and which lie ever fresh in their graves, stealing out in the dusk to taste life and blood.”
Francis Marion Crawford, For the Blood is the Life and Other Stories

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October 2015 Short Story Poll

 
  34 votes, 26.4%

 
  29 votes, 22.5%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  23 votes, 17.8%

1953, A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor, 25 pages Title Story
 
  18 votes, 14.0%

1941, Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 98 pages
 
  13 votes, 10.1%

 
  5 votes, 3.9%

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.3%

1897, Liza of Lambeth by W. Somerset Maugham, 128 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.6%

 
  2 votes, 1.6%

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