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David Graham Phillips (1867 –1911) was an American novelist and journalist of the muckraker tradition.
Phillips' novels often commented on social issues of the day and frequently chronicled events based on his real-life journalistic experiences. He was considered a Progressive and for exposing corruption in the Senate he was labelled a muckraker.
David Graham Philips is known for producing one of the most important investigations exposing details of the corruption by big businesses of the Senate, in particular, by the Standard Oil Company. He was among a few other writers during that time that helped prompt President Theodore Roosevelt to use the term “Muckrakers”.
His talent for writing was not the only thing that helped him stand out in the newsroom. Philips was known to dress in a white suit with a large chrysanthemum in his lapel.
Phillips' reputation cost him his life in January 1911, when he was shot outside the Princeton Club at Gramercy Park in New York City. The killer was a Harvard-educated musician named Fitzhugh Coyle Goldsborough, a violinist in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra who came from a prominent Maryland family. Goldsborough believed that Phillips' novel The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig had cast literary aspersions on his family. To be more precise, Phillips was shot and killed by a paranoid who levied the false accusation that Phillips had used the paranoid's sister "as a model for the complaisant heroine" of the novel.
Ref: Hart 515; BAL 15964
Title: …The Deluge.
Illustrator: Illustrated by George Gibbs. 6 color plates.
Edition: First Edition – Second Printing, [Printer’s imprint not present with ‘October’]
Publisher: Indianapolis:, Bobbs-Merrill Company,: 1905.
Book Condition: Cover Designed by Rome Richardson (RR monogram).
lb: 2.00 lb
Seller ID: 005472