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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert Lewis Taylor  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1912 in Carbondale, Illinois

Died: 1998

-- Robert Lewis Taylor on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Taylor was born in Carbondale. He attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for one year and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in 1933.

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert Lewis Taylor was an author and journalist. In 1939, he became a writer for ''The New Yorker'' magazine, contributing biographical sketches. His work also appeared in ''The Saturday Evening Post'' and ''Reader's Digest''. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1959.

Selected Titles At Your Library

W.c. fields :
ISBN: 0891901094. OCLC Number:

Amereon Ltd,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 1978.

The travels of Jaimie McPheeters /
ISBN: 0385422229. OCLC Number:

Doubleday,. New York :. [1993]

Enjoyed by millions since its first publication in 1959, The Travels Of Jaimie McPheeters is the lively story of a 13-year-old boy's adventures on a journey across America in 1849. This million-copy Pulitzer Prize-winning classic details the journey of Jaimie and his father from Kentucky to gold-rush California.


The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1959