Ward Greene

Ward Greene

Ward Greene  (December 23, 1892 – January 22, 1956) was a noted journalist, editor and author who is best known for running the King Features Syndicate in the heyday of newspaper comic pages and working with many legendary artists. Cora Potts was his first novel and his short story “Happy Dan, The Cynical Dog” became the basis for the Disney classic The Lady and the Tramp.

 

Books by Ward Greene

King Cobra

King Cobra

The blistering story of intolerance and hate that is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1940...a novel that the Fort Worth Star Telegram called "probably the most shameless and shaming book that has ever been written in America." Now it's finally back in print.

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The Ward Greene Reader

The Ward Greene Reader

Four highly-acclaimed, literary masterpieces, some of them out of print for over 70 years, now collected for the first time on one ebook volume.

CORA POTTS * RIDE THE NIGHTMARE * DESIRE IN THE DEEP SOUTH * ROUTE 28

“For years, Ward Greene has been doing amazing things with words. He has depicted the heights and depths of human emotion with uncanny skill.” Tucson Citizen

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Ride the Nightmare

Ride the Nightmare

Southerner Jake Perry is a successful, married comicbook artist living the good life in New York in the 1930s. But, bored and restless, he falls under the sway of Bellerophon Cawdor, a 'Bohemian love-cultist' in Greenwich Village, and the sadistic, erotic world he offered. Jake can't let go, pulling his dutiful high-society wife, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, into his tragic obsession with forbidden pleasures, trapping them both in a whirlpool that could destroy their lives.

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