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Long, John Luther (1861 - 1927), writer

Julian Budden

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Hanover, pa, 1 Jan 1861; d Clifton Springs, ny, 31 Oct 1927). American writer. In 1897 his story Madame Butterfly appeared in the Century Magazine. Based partly on a true incident told him by his sister, Mrs Irwin Corell, wife of a missionary at Nagasaki, and partly on Pierre Loti’s popular ‘conte’ Madame Chrysanthème, it created such a sensation that two famous American actresses, Maude Adams

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