Publishing History > Universal Library (Grosset & Dunlap) - Book Series List

The Universal Library
(also known as: Grosset's Universal Library)
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap. Country: United States. Date: Early 1930s- .

The Late George Apley - Marquand (Grosset's Universal Library) (image)

The Late George Apley
by John P Marquand
New York, Grosset 7 Dunlap, 1956 (Grosset's Universal Library, UL-4).

Series Note:
" 'Universal Library was created in September 1956 with the intent to cover the in-between area of the inexpensive mass market series and the more expensive series catering for specialized groups of readers... Covers are fittingly designed to distinguish them from the slick inexpensive paperbacks as well as from the austere or modernistic covers of the more sophisticated lines. They usually combine pictorial representations with graphic ornamentations, usually in two or three colors. The most appealing ones were designed by Cliff Condack, Irv Docktor and Edward S. Gorey. The sixteen titles released during 1956 and 1957 in editions of 10,000 copies are priced at ninety-five cents to $1.45..." [1]

Serial Number / Title / Author

UL-1. Christ Stopped at Eboli - Carlo Levi.
UL-2. The Dance of Life - Havelock Ellis.
UL-3. The Good Society - Walter Lippmann.
UL-4. The Late George Apley - John P. Marquand.
UL-5. Man and His Gods.
UL-6. The Measure of Man - Joseph Wood Krutch.
UL-7. Melbourne - Lord David Cecil.
UL-8. Oscar Wilde - Hesketh Pearson.
UL-9. The Puritan Oligarchy: The Founding of American Civilization - Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker.
UL-10. Quackery in the Public Schools - Albert Lynd.

UL-11. Reveille in Washington - Margaret Leech.
UL-12. The Web and the Rock - Thomas Wolfe.
UL-13. The Ides of March - Thornton Wilder.
UL-14. Noble Essences - Sir Osbert Sitwell.
UL-15. Why Was Lincoln Murdered? - Otto Eisenschiml.
UL-16. You Can't Go Home Again - Thomas Wolfe.
UL-17. The Shock of Recognition. Vol. I: The 19th Century - Edmund Wilson, ed.
UL-18. The Shock of Recognition. Vol. II: The 20th Century - Edmund Wilson, ed.
UL-19. Hercules, My Shipmate - Robert Graves.
UL-20. The Selected Letters of Lord Byron - Jacques Barzun, ed.

UL-21. Irish Fairy Tales - William Butler Yeats.
UL-22. South Wind - Norman Douglas.
UL-23. The Uprooted - Oscar Handlin.
UL-24. John Adams and the American Revolution - Catherine Drinker Bowen.
UL-25. The Longhorns - J. Frank Dobie.
UL-26. The Life and Times of Lucrezia Borgia - Maria Bellonci.
UL-27. The Story of My Life - Clarence Darrow.
UL-28. The World of Aldous Huxley - Charles J. Rolo, ed.
UL-29. The Great Plains - Walter Prescott Webb.
UL-30. An American Doctor's Odyssey - Victor Heiser.

UL-31. Four Plays by Ibsen.
UL-32. Shorter Novels of Herman Melville.
UL-33. The Star-Gazer - Zsolt de Harsanyi.
UL-34. Freud and His Time - Fritz Wittels.
UL-35. Primitive Religion - Robert H. Lowie.
UL-36. Maupassant: A Lion in the Path - Francis Steegmuller.
UL-37. The Green Crow - Sean O'Casey.
UL-38. 11 Plays of the Greek Dramatists: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes.
UL-39. 4 Selected Novels of Henry James.
UL-40. The American Presidency - Harold J. Laski.

UL-41. Stalin - Leon Trotsky.
UL-42. U. S. Grant and the American Military Tradition - Bruce Catton.
UL-43. The Vanishing Hero - Sean O'Faolain.
UL-44. Karl Marx: The Red Prussian - Leopold Schwarzschild.
UL-45. Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh.
UL-46. Modern Woman: The Lost Sex - Ferdinand Lundberg; Marynia F. Farnham.
UL-47. Andrew Jackson: Border Captain - Marquis James.
UL-48. The Horse's Mouth - Joyce Carey.
UL-49. Green Mansions - W. H. Hudson.
UL-50. Myths of the World - Padraic Colum.

UL-51. The Owl in the Attic - James Thurber.
UL-52. Ms. Eddy - Edwin F. Dakin.
UL-53. Occupation: Writer - Robert Graves.
UL-54. The Tastemakers - Russell Lynes.
UL-55. With Napoleon in Russia - Armand de Caulaincourt.
UL-56. Comedies of Oscar Wilde.
UL-57. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert.
UL-58. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen.
UL-59. Nine Plays of Chekov.
UL-60. McSorley's Wonderful Saloon - Joseph Mitchell.

UL-61. The Art of Love - Ovid.
UL-62. Nijinsky - Rinika Nijinsky.
UL-63. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky.
UL-64. Mister Jelly Roll - Alan Lomax.
UL-65. The Town and the City - Jack Kerouac.
UL-66. 50 Poems - e. e. cummings.
UL-67. Herself Surprised - Joyce Carey.
UL-68. Jane Austen - Elizabeth Jenkins.
UL-69. Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze - James Thurber.
UL-70. Selected of Frank Lloyd Wright - F. Gutheim, ed.

UL-71. Eyewitness: The Civil War as We Lived It - Otto Eisenschiml and Ralph Newman.
UL-72. My Life - Leon Trotsky.
UL-73. A Pocketful of Wry - Phyllis McGinley.
UL-74. March of the Iron Men - Burlingham.
UL-75. Editor to Author - Perkins & Wheeler.
UL-76. Speak, Memory - Vladimir Nabokov.
UL-77. Let Your Mind Alone - James Thurber.
UL-78. Disraeli: His Life and Personality - Hesketh Pearson.
UL-79. Roosevelt & Hopkins - Sherwood.
UL-80. To Be a Pilgrim - Joyce Carey.

UL-81. Churchill -Virginia Cowles.
UL-82. D. H. Lawrence - Mary Freeman.
UL-83. Leonardo da Vinci - Vallentin.
UL-84. The Civil War Digest - Newman & Lang.
UL-85. The Seal in the Bedroom - James Thurber.
UL-86. The Murder of the Man Who Was "Shakespeare" - Calvin Hoffman.
UL-87. Inside Benchley - Robert Benchley.
UL-88. What's Ahead in Space: Select Committee in Astronautics & Space Exploration.
UL-89. Good Intentions - Ogden Nash.
UL-90. Myths After Lincoln - Lewis.

UL-91. The Art of the Mystery Story - Howard Haycraft.
UL-92. The Iliad - Chase & Perry.
UL-93. Mythology - Edith Hamilton.
UL-94. Andrew Jackson: Portrait of a President - Marquis James.
UL-95. Go Tell It on the Mountain - James Baldwin.
UL-96. Quo Vadimus - E. B. White.
UL-97. William Glackens & The Ashcan Group - Ira Glackens.
UL-98. Publishers on Publishing - Gerald Cross.
UL-99. Algeria in Turmoil - Michael K. Clark.
UL-100. Human Behavior in the Concentration Camp - Dr. Elie A. Cohen.

Sources of the above checklist:

(1) Stalin: An Appraisal of the Man and his Influence
by Leon Trotsky. Translated from the Russian by Charles Malamuth.
New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1941(?) (The Universal Library, UL-41).

(2) Andrew Jackson: Border Captain
by Marquis James.
New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1933 (The Universal Library, UL-47).


1. The Paperbound Book in America: The History of Paperbacks and their European Background by Frank L. Schick. New York, R. R. Bowker Company, 1958. p. 194.

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