Robert Nathan and seventh wife,
soap opera star Anna Lee, from her
memorial website, annalee.net.
He was born into a prominent New York family. He was educated in the United States and Switzerland. He attended Harvard University for several years beginning in 1912. It was there that he began writing short fiction and poetry. However, he never graduated, choosing instead to drop out and take a job at an advertising firm to support his family. (He married while a junior at Harvard.) It was while working in 1919 that he wrote his first novel, a semi-autobiographical work - Peter Kinred. The novel was a critical failure. But his luck soon changed during the 1920s, when he wrote seven more novels including The Bishop's Wife which was later made into a successful film starring Cary Grant, David Niven and Loretta Young.
Read Robert Nathan's novel, Autumn, free from Project Gutenberg.