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Edward Streeter (August 1, 1891 in Buffalo, New York - March 31, 1976 in New York City) was an American novelist and journalist, best known for the 1949 novel Father of the Bride and his Dere Mable series.

Streeter began his career as a reporter for the Buffalo newspaper the Buffalo Express as a war correspondent and travel writer. He grew in notoriety with his "Dere Mable" letters, a humorous column from an illiterate soldier writing home. Serialized between 1917 and 1919 in the "Gas Attack", they were inspired by Streeter's time spent on an army base (Camp Wadsworth, near Spartansburg SC) during World War I. The humorous letters were compiled in 1919 in Streeter's full-length books Dere Mable and Thats me all over, Mable.

After returning home from the war, Streeter pursued writing casually, deciding to focus on his work as a businessman. For eight years he served as assistant vice president, before transitioning to the Fifth Avenue Bank in New York City, (later, The Bank of New York) where he served as vice president for twenty-five years.

While serving as VP of the bank, Streeter published short stories and articles in magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post and McCall's. In 1938, he published his first novel, Daily Except Sundays. In 1944 he was elected to The Century Association, and remained a member for 32 years. He waited another five years, however, before publishing his next novel. Published in 1949, the comic satire Father of the Bride became an instant bestseller and was listed among The New York Times list of bestselling novels for the year. The following year, it was adapted into a successful film starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor.

After his breakthrough success, Streeter continued to write successful novels. Of the most notable of his subsequent works are Mr. Hobbs' Vacation (1954, filmed in 1962), Merry Christmas Mr. Baxter (1956), and Chairman of the Bored (1961). He finished his writing career with 1969's grim semi-autobiographical Ham Martin, Class of '17.

In all of his novels, Streeter showed remarkable perception into human nature, and a wonderfully erudite dry wit. If there is a basic theme to his main characters, it is that they are usually men who feel put-upon, but eventually realize that they are taking themselves much too seriously (Father of the Bride, Merry Christmas Mr. Baxter, and Mr. Hobbs' Vacation are typical examples.)

Streeter died on March 31, 1976.

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Total Books: 48
Father of the Bride
2015 - Father of the Bride (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781476799292
ISBN-10: 1476799296
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Dere Mable Love Letters of a Rookie
2010 - Dere Mable Love Letters of a Rookie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141480494
ISBN-10: 1141480492

Beany Gangleshanks and the Tub
2010 - Beany Gangleshanks and the Tub (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151911711
ISBN-10: 1151911712

Love Letters of Bill to Mable
2009 - Love Letters of Bill to Mable (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151694508
ISBN-10: 1151694509

same Old Bill Eh Mable
2009 - Same Old Bill Eh Mable (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151656261
ISBN-10: 1151656267
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Thats Me All Over Mable
2009 - Thats Me All Over Mable [1919] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781120778130
ISBN-10: 1120778131
Genre: Literature & Fiction

as You Were Bill
2009 - As You Were Bill (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217144087
ISBN-10: 021714408X

Collected Works of Edward Streeter
2009 - Collected Works of Edward Streeter (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780559102820
ISBN-10: 0559102828

Dere Mable  Love Letters of a Rookie
2008 - Dere Mable Love Letters of a Rookie [EasyRead Large Bold Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781442914353
ISBN-10: 1442914351

''Same old Bill eh Mable''
2007 - ''same Old Bill Eh Mable'' (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435385498
ISBN-10: 1435385497

That's Me All over Mable
2005 - That's Me All Over Mable (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781417901791
ISBN-10: 1417901799
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Mr Hobbs' Vacation
1998 - Mr Hobbs' Vacation (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780822207825
ISBN-10: 0822207826

Mr Hobbs Vacation
1954 - Mr Hobbs Vacation (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789997409058
ISBN-10: 9997409051
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Dere Mable [The Bestsellers of 1918] (Other)Paperback
Chairman of the Bored
Chairman of the Bored (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789997499745
ISBN-10: 9997499743
Genre: Literature & Fiction