Author:William Allen White

William Allen White

American newspaper editor, politician, and author; winner of a 1923 Pulitzer Prize for his editorial "To an Anxious Friend." In his novels and short stories, White developed his idea of the small town as a metaphor for understanding social change and for preaching the necessity of community.

William Allen White


(partial list)


  • The Real Issue: A Book of Kansas Stories (1896)
  • The Court of Boyville (1899)
  • Stratagems and Spoils: Stories of Love and Politics (1901)
  • In Our Town (1906)
  • A Certain Rich Man (1909)
  • God's Puppets (1916)
  • The Martial Adventures of Henry & Me (1918)
  • In the Heart of a Fool (1918)


  • Rhymes by Two Friends, with Albert Bigelow Paine (1893)

Short works from magazinesEdit

Works about WhiteEdit


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

The longest-living author of these works died in 1944, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 78 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.