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A tragic tale, part 4


August 12, 2022

By the mid-1960s, Jesse Hill Ford’s writing career had become quite successful. He had published a novel, a play and several short stories.

And, after a slow start, he was making money. He secured a Fulbright Scholarship to spend a year teaching at a university in Norway, and he began receiving numerous paid speaking invitations.

Then, in 1965, his reputation soared to new heights with the publication of his second novel, “The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones.” The book sold well and critics praised it.

The Book-of-the-Month Club featured the novel, giving it additional sales. Ford rece...

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