Hervey Allen

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William Hervey Allen (December 8, 1889 – December 28, 1949) was an American author.

Allen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh in 1915, where he also became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

He served as a Lieutenant in the 28th (keystone) Division, United States Army during the World War I and fought in the Aisne-Marne ... more »

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  • The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty.... The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wit...
    Hervey Allen (1889-1949), U.S. novelist, poet, biographer. Anthony Adverse, ch. 31 (1933).
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