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Donald Robert Perry Marquis July 29, 1878 in Walnut, Illinois - December 29, 1937 in New York City) was a humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright. He is remembered best for creating the characters "Archy" and "Mehitabel", supposed authors of humorous verse. During his lifetime he was equally famous for creating another fictitious character, "the Old Soak," who was the subject of two books, a hit Broadway play (1922-23), a silent movie (1926) and a talkie (1937).Marquis grew up in Walnut, Illinois. His brother David died in 1892 at the age of 20; his father James died in 1897. After graduating from Walnut High School in 1894, he attended Knox Academy, a now-defunct preparatory program run by Knox College, in 1896, but left after three months. From 1902 to 1907 he served on the editorial board of the Atlanta Journal where he wrote many editorials during the heated election between his publisher Hoke Smith and future Pulitzer Prize winner, Clark Howell (Smith was the victor). In 1909, Marquis married Reina Melcher, with whom he had a son, Robert (1915-1921) and a daughter, Barbara (1918-1931). Reina died on December 2, 1923. Three years later Marquis married the actress Marjorie Potts Vonnegut, whose first husband, actor Walter Vonnegut, was a cousin of American author, playwright and satirist Kurt Vonnegut Jr. She died in her sleep on October 25, 1936. Marquis died of a stroke after suffering three other strokes that partly disabled him. On August 23, 1943, the United States Navy christened a Liberty ship, the USS Don Marquis (IX-215), in his memory.Marquis began work for the New York newspaper The Evening Sun in 1912 and edited for the next eleven years a daily column, "The Sun Dial". During 1922 he left The Evening Sun (shortened to The Sun in 1920) for the New York Tribune (renamed the New York Herald Tribune in 1924), where his daily column, "The Tower" (later "The Lantern") was a great success. He regularly contributed columns and short stories to the Saturday Evening Post, Collier's and American magazines and also appeared in Harper's, Scribner's, Golden Book, and Cosmopolitan.Marquis's best-known creation was Archy, a fictional cockroach (developed as a character during 1916) who had been a free-verse poet in a previous life, and who supposedly left poems on Marquis's typewriter by jumping on the keys. Archy usually typed only lower-case letters, without punctuation, because he could not operate the shift key. His verses were a type of social satire, and were used by Marquis in his newspaper columns titled "archy and mehitabel"; mehitabel was an alley cat, occasional companion of archy and the subject of some of archy's verses. The archy and mehitabel pieces were illustrated by cartoonist George Herriman, better known to posterity as the author of the newspaper comic Krazy Kat. Other characters developed by Marquis included Pete the Pup, Clarence the ghost, and an egomaniacal toad named Warty Bliggins.Marquis was the author of about 35 books. He co-wrote (or contributed posthumously) to the films The Sports Pages, Shinbone Alley, The Good Old Soak and Skippy. The 1926 film The Cruise of the Jasper B was supposedly based on his 1916 novel of the same name, although the plots have little in common.
Our travelers are off on another adventure, a Rhine river cruise. The weather is perfect, the people are wonderful, the world is your home, where ever you are. Have fun, explore new places, meet new friends and enjoy the journey. 120 pages 5.5 x 8.5
Jasmine was feeling devastated after being dumped by her boyfriend of five years. The old questions of feeling self-conscious in her head led her to believe that her weight and being a curvy girl was the reason she got dumped. In order to clear her head she embarks on a gambling cruise ship alone to Cozumel. She plans to gamble and enjoy the sun and sea and nothing else while she mourns the loss of her love. However, once she meets the two Latin men Carlo and Marco, that all changes as these men show her a new way to forget her devastation and then give her a proposition that is too good to pass up.
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) will enable parties to enforce or revoke European patents, and the new European patent with unitary effect (Unitary Patent), in a single court system. The court brings its own procedure, as well as rules on competence, jurisdiction, language and substantive law. The UPC will operate alongside the existing system of national courts, which will continue to hear disputes about national patents and, in certain circumstances, European patents. The European Patent Office opposition procedure will also continue to be a feature of European patent litigation. A Practitioner's Guide to the Unified Patent Court is written by a team of judges and lawyers with many years of experience in patent litigation in France, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK. The book provides a practical and detailed guide to the UPC, in the context of the wider European patent system, with an emphasis on the structure and competence of the UPC, its procedures and remedies, jurisdiction, language and its relationship with the existing system. The book is aimed at in-house counsel, private practise lawyers, and patent attorneys using the UPC system.
A Hawaiian cruise is an excellent way to explore the Hawaiian Islands. It can also be the adventure of a lifetime as the traveler embarks on an unforgettable journey. This Hawaiian cruise travel guide does not attempt to relate information on the myriad of places to visit on the islands. What this guide does try to do is relate the author's experiences and the many different types of cruises that cruise companies operate. Cruise options for the Hawaiian Islands range from the big, majestic cruise ships with hundreds of passengers to smaller, more intimate boats. These smaller, "small ship" cruises offer a closer look at Hawaiian culture while sometimes visiting the smaller, uninhabited or sparsely inhabitant isles. Cruise options also include different ports of origins. Some begin on mainland United States or Mexico, and return to those ports. Others visit not only the Hawaiian Islands, but other Polynesian islands as well. The Hawaiian Chronicles - Our Hawaiian Adventures also covers most of the major cruise lines that offer Hawaiian cruises, both big ship and small ship. The author hopes you enjoy reading about his Hawaiian cruise adventure and uses it to help plan your own journey into paradise.
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