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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William Vaughn Moody  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Poetry

Born: 1869 in Spencer, Indiana


Illinois Connection

Moody taught at the University of Chicago from 1901 to 1907 as assistant professor of English and rhetoric.

Biographical and Professional Information

He taught English at Harvard and Radcliffe until 1895, when he went to Chicago. He received the degree of Litt.D. from Yale in 1908, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Moody died from brain cancer at Colorado Springs at the age of 41.

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