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May 3, 2014

This Day in History

On this day in 1938, John P. Marquand, one of Newburyport’s most heralded authors wins the Pulitzer Prize for “The Late George Apley.” In his witty remarks of acceptance, he spoke of the hurdles he had to take in writing the story. It was different from anything he had previously written. His friends and literary agent told him he was wasting his time.

—Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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