Munsey, Frank A

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(1854-1925) US newspaper and magazine publisher and writer. He began publishing in 1882 with The Golden Argosy, a weekly Boys' Paper, later transformed into The Argosy. Munsey expanded his titles to include Munsey's Magazine, The Scrap Book, The All-Story, Cavalier and later, after a complex series of mergers and title changes, All-Story Weekly and Argosy All-Story Weekly. A self-made millionaire, Munsey was reviled for his heavy-handed treatment of the newspapers under his control. Under the editorship of Robert Hobart Davis, his magazines became the most important pre-sf Pulps, publishing many works by prominent sf and fantasy authors, including Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Cummings, George Allan England, Ralph Milne Farley, Homer Eon Flint, Austin Hall, Otis Adelbert Kline, A Merritt and Sax Rohmer. [JE]

see also: History of SF.

Frank Andrew Munsey

born Mercer, Maine: 21 August 1854

died New York: 22 December 1925

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