Edward Noyes Westcott

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Edward Noyes Westcott (September 27, 1846 - March 31, 1898) was an American banker and writer.

Westcott is best known for his book David Harum, a novel set in upstate New York. When he was afflicted with chronic tuberculosis in 1895, he was forced to take an extended leave from work, and during that period he wrote David Harum. The manuscript was rejected by several publishers before it... more »

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  • ''Do unto the other feller the way he'd like to do unto you, an' do it fust.''
    Edward Noyes Westcott (1847-1898), U.S. author. David Harum, ch. 20 (1898).
  • ''A reasonable amount o' fleas is good fer a dog—keeps him from broodin' over bein' a dog, mebbe.''
    Edward Noyes Westcott (1847-1898), U.S. author. David Harum, ch. 32 (1898).
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