Viña Delmar


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New York City author, whose novels, Bad Girl (1928; dramatized, 1930) and Kept Woman (1929), and short stories, Loose Ladies (1929), were sensations of the day for their sleek, hard-boiled treatments of jazz-age girls. Later works include two fictional treatments of Confederate heroes, Beloved (1956), about Judah P. Benjamin, and The Big Family (1961), about John Slidell. The Becker Scandal (1968) is a memoir about an event of 1912 that touched her parents. A Time for Titans (1974) is a novel featuring Jefferson, Napoleon, and Toussaint L'Ouverture.

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