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About Owen Wister
The father of Western fiction, Owen Wister, was an American-born writer. He dabbled in fiction and non-fiction novels. With his captivating writing skills and flair for dramatics, he rose to fame after the release of works “The Virginian" and "Ulysses S. Grant." The latter, which was published in 1900, was a non-fiction about the life of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States.
The writer was born to Sarah Butler and Owen Jones Wister and later enrolled in St. Paul's School, graduated, and gained admission into Harvard University. He romanticized thoughts of being a musician in his early years. Instead, he chose to practice law and write after he graduated from Harvard in 1888 with a law degree.
The writer's career all began in 1882 after publishing "The New Swiss Family Robinson", which was supposed to be a parody book of the original. It was so well received by the public that Wister went on to release other popular Novels such as "The Dragon of Wantley: His Tale" in 1892, "A Journey in Search of Christmas" in 1904, and "Padre Ignacio: or, the Song of Temptation" in 1911. "The Seven Ages of Washington: A Biography" in 1907 and "Neighbors Henceforth" in 1922 were Wister's significant non-fiction accomplishments.
The writer married Channing Wister in 1898. He died in 1928 and was survived by a daughter.
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F.A.Q. about Owen Wister
When is his birthday?
Owen Wister's birthday is on July 14, 1860.
In how many days is his birthday?
Owen's birthday is in 287 days
How old was Owen when he died?
He was 78 years old.
When did he die?
He died in July 21, 1938.
How old would he be today?
Owen Wister would be 163 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Owen from?
He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S..