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William Maxwell

William Maxwell was born in 1908, in Lincoln, Illinois. When he was fourteen his family moved to Chicago. He continued his education there and at the University of Illinois. After a year of graduate work at Harvard he went back to Urbana and taught freshman composition, and then turned to writing. He has published six novels, three collections of short fiction, an autobiographical memoir, a collection of literary essays and reviews, and a book for children. For forty years, he was a fiction editor at The New Yorker. From 1969 to 1972 he was president of the National Institue of Arts... Read More

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All the Days and Nights
Written by William Maxwell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1995
$17.95/21.50(Canada) | 978-0-679-76102-0 (0-679-76102-0)

From the American Book Award-winning author of Ancestors and Time Will Darken comes a masterful collection of stories, spanning more than 50 years--a tour of a world that engages readers entirely, and whose characters command the deepest loyalty and tenderness. Read more






Ancestors
Written by William Maxwell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1995
$14.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-75929-4 (0-679-75929-8)

The National Book Award-winning author of So Long, See You Tomorrow offers an astonishing evocation of a vanished world, as he retraces, branch by branch, the history of his family, taking readers into the lives of settlers, itinerant preachers, and small businessmen, examining the way they saw their world and how... Read more






The Chateau
Written by William Maxwell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1995
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76156-3 (0-679-76156-X)

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The Folded Leaf
Written by William Maxwell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1996
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77256-9 (0-679-77256-1)

Here is a classic novel from one of our most honored writers--the author of such acclaimed works as So Long, See You Tomorrow and All the Days and Nights." The Folded Leaf is the serenely observed yet deeply moving story of two boys finding one another in the Midwest of the... Read more






So Long, See You Tomorrow
Written by William Maxwell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1996
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76720-6 (0-679-76720-7)

In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A... Read more






They Came Like Swallows
Written by William Maxwell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1997
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-77257-6 (0-679-77257-X)

     To eight-year old Bunny Morison, his mother is an angelic comforter in whose absence nothing is real or alive.  To his older brother, Robert, his mother is someone he must protect, especially since the deadly, influenza epidemic of 1918 is ravaging their small Midwestern town.  To James Morison, his wife, Elizabeth...

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Time Will Darken It
Written by William Maxwell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1997
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77258-3 (0-679-77258-8)

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