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Oh, for the Life of an Author's Wife by Elizabeth Charlier Brown, Edited by Chad Calkins, Introduction by Jack Seabrook

Oh, for the Life of an Author's Wife

by Elizabeth Charlier Brown, Edited by Chad Calkins, Introduction by Jack Seabrook

252 pages
Memoir by Elizabeth Charlier Brown (1902-1986), chronicling the first ten years of her marriage to Fredric Brown (1906-1972), author of many classic mystery and science fiction short stories and novels, such as The Fabulous Clipjoint, The Screaming Mimi, Night of the Jabberwock, and What Mad Universe.

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Category: Biography
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About the Book
Fredric Brown (1906-1972) was the author of many classic mystery and science fiction short stories and novels, such as The Fabulous Clipjoint, The Screaming Mimi, Night of the Jabberwock, and What Mad Universe. His work has been adapted for such television shows as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits, and Star Trek.

In this entertaining memoir by his second wife, Elizabeth Charlier Brown (1902-1986), Brown’s life as a Bohemian writer for about a decade, beginning in the late 1940s, is detailed, and Ms. Brown tells many humorous and fascinating stories about her husband and their time together. The Browns met many famous writers while living in cities from New York to California and Ms. Brown writes about her husband’s unusual methods of developing his complex and zany stories.

Oh, for the Life of an Author’s Wife is published here in its entirety for the first time and is an important addition to the growing study of Fredric Brown, as well as to the popular subject of classic American mystery and science fiction literature in general.

 

 

About the Author
Elizabeth Charlier Brown (1902-1986) was an aspiring writer who married a prolific writer of mystery and science fiction short stories and novels. She was born in Wisconsin and grew up on a farm before becoming an office worker and then marrying Fredric Brown. Together, they set out on a Bohemian life that took them from coast to coast before they finally settled in Tucson, Arizona. Fredric Brown died in 1972 and his widow guarded his legacy until her own death 14 years later.

 

 

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