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John Luther Long


John Luther Long was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in 1861; admitted to the bar in Philadelphia on October 29, 1881; he became a practicing lawyer. Long wrote short stories, plays, poetry, and librettos. The author of Madam Butterfly, he lived in Philadelphia.

[Source: John Luther Long, Biographical Sketch, Harry Ransom Humanities Resources Center, University of Texas-Austin][

John Luther Long

Madam Butterfly -- Madame Butterfly


John Luther Long, The Fox-Woman (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1900) [online text]

_____________, The Prince of Illusion; "Dolce"; Ein Nix-Nutz; The Honorable Christmas; Gift of Yoshida; Aramidzu; "Dizzy Dave"; The Horse Trade; "Jane an' Me"; The Dream Woman (New York: Century, 1901)

_____________, Naughty Nan (New York: The Century Co., 1902)

_____________, Sixty Jane and The Ttrike on the Schlafeplatz Railroad, "Our Anchel," The Lady and Her Soul, The Beautiful Graveyard, Lucky Jim, The Outrageous Miss Dawn-Dream, The Little House in the Street Where the Sun Never Came, The Atonement (New York: The Century Co., 1904)

_____________, Seffy, a Little Comedy of Country Manners (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1905) [online text]

_____________, Miss Cherry Blossom of Tokyo (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1905)

_____________, Heimweh; The Siren; The Loaded Gun; Liebereich; "Jupiter Tonans"; "Sis"; Thor's Emerald; Guile (New York: Macmillan, 1905)

_____________, The Way of the Gods (New York: London, Macmillan Co., 1906) [online text]

_____________, Felice (New York: Moffat, Yard, 1908)

_____________, Baby Grand (Boston: Richard G. Badger, 1912) [online text]

_____________, Madame Butterfly; Purple eyes; A Gentleman of Japan and a Lady; Kito; Glory (New York: The Century Co., 1917)

Research Resources

John Luther Long Papers
University of Texas-Austin
Austin, Texas