The Transgression of Andrew Vane: A Novel

The Transgression of Andrew Vane: A Novel

Guy Wetmore Carryl

Poetry

Guy Wetmore Carryl (4 March 1873 – 1 April 1904) was an American humorist and poet Carryl was born in New York City, the first-born of author Charles Edward Carryl and Mary R. Wetmore. He had his first article published in The New York Times when he was 20 years old. In 1895, at the age of 22, Carryl graduated from Columbia University. During his college years he had written plays for amateur performances, including the very first Varsity Show. One of his professors was Harry Thurston Peck, who was scandalized by Carryl’s famous quote “It takes two bodies to make one seduction,” which was a somewhat risqué statement for those times.
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