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Langdon Elwyn Mitchell


"MITCHELL, Langdon Elwyn, b. Philadelphia, Penn., 1862. Son of Dr. S. Weir Mitchell. Received his education at Berlin and Heidelberg, Germany, and studied for several years at the Harvard law school. He passed the bar examination in New York City. . . . 'Becky Sharp,' his successful dramatization of Thackeray's 'Vanity Fair,' was produced at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, New York, by Mrs. Fiske, in 1899."

[Edmund Clarence Stedman (ed.), An American Anthology 1787-1899 810 (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900)][In another source, Mitchell's date of birth is given as 1863. See Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography 199 (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1914)(vol. 4). Herringshaw places Mitchell's place of birth as Philadelphia, and that he was admitted to the bar; and since 1883 was a playwright and author.]


To One Being Old

The Wayside Virgin

Written at the End of a Book



Langdon Elwyn Mitchell, Sylvian, a Tragedy, and Poems (New York: Brentano, 1885)(under the pen name, John Philip Varley) [online text]

___________________, Poems (Boston: New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894) [online text]


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Langdon Elwyn Mitchell, In the Season, a one act comedy (London/New York: S. French; T.H. French, 1892)

___________________, Love in the Backwoods. Two Mormons from Muddlety, Alfred's Wife (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897)

___________________, The Picture Book of Becky Sharp; a play in four acts (Chicago: H.S. Stone and Co., 1899)

___________________, The Kreutzer Sonata: A Play in Four Acts (New York: Harrison, Gray, Fiske, 1907) [online text]

___________________, The New York Idea: A Comedy in four acts (Boston: W.H. Baker & Co., 1908) [online text] (Boston: Baker's Plays, 1936)

___________________, Understanding America (New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927)