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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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

W.C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes
ISBN: 0891901094

Amereon Ltd. 1978

Records the celebrated comedian's Hollywood's career and depicts his off screen personality.

The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana)
ISBN: 0385422229

Main Street Books. 1992

With more than one million copies in print since its first publication in 1959, this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic details the journey of 13-year-old Jaimie and his father from Kentucky to gold-rush California in 1849.

Two Roads to Guadalupe
ISBN: 9997409353

Doubleday & Company. 1964

An exciting novel about the Mexican war. The heros are the Shelby brothers: 14 year old Sam and Blaine who joins the war effort because he expects the campaign to be culturally broadening. The saga is derring-do lusty action, and black-hearted villainy in the midst of the surging, brutal, yet valiant, strugle with Mexico.


The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1959