Margaret Ayer Barnes

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General Information

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Name: Margaret Ayer Barnes

Pen Name: None

Born: April 8, 1886, in Chicago, Illinois

Died October 26, 1967, in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Photo Credit: Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

Illinois Connection

Barns was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Margaret Ayer Barnes, was a novelist, playwright, and short story writer.

Published Works

  • Prevailing Winds, Houghton, 1928.
  • Years of Grace, Houghton, 1930.
  • Westward Passage, Houghton, 1931.
  • Within This Present, Houghton, 1933.
  • Edna His Wife, Houghton, 1935.
  • Wisdom's Gate, Houghton, 1938

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Prevailing winds,

Release Date: 1928

Westward Passage

Release Date: 1942

Within This Present,

Release Date: 1933

Edna His Wife: An American Idyll

ASIN: B0006AN01K
Release Date: 1935

Wisdom's gate (Australian Women's Weekly supplement)

Release Date: 1939

Literary Awards

  • Pulitzer Prize for Years of Grace

External Links

Margaret Ayer Barnes on WorldCat

Margaret Ayer Barnes on Amazon


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