Monroe Wheeler and Glenway Wescott were an extraordinary couple. The two met for the first time in 1919, and it was, it seems, a classic case of love at first sight. At the time, Wescott was still in his teens and Wheeler just 20. Seemingly unconcerned by the social attitudes of the time and inconstancies of youth, the two embarked on a relationship that can be called nothing short of a marriage for the next 68 years, until Wescott's death in 1987.

Monroe Wheeler and Glenway Wescott were an extraordinary couple. The two met for the first time in 1919, and it was, it seems, a classic case of love at first sight. At the time, Wescott was still in his teens and Wheeler just 20. Seemingly unconcerned by the social attitudes of the time and inconstancies of youth, the two embarked on a relationship that can be called nothing short of a marriage for the next 68 years, until Wescott's death in 1987.

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Glenway Wescott was a major American novelist during the 1920-1940 period and a figure in the American expatriate literary community in Paris during the 1920s. His relationship with longtime companion Monroe Wheeler lasted from 1919 until Wescott's death in 1987. In 1926 Wheeler was introduced to George Platt Lynes, an aspiring writer and publisher. Lynes fell in love with Wheeler, and eventually, he became a third partner in the existing relationship. Lynes died in New York City in 1955.

Glenway Wescott was a major American novelist during the 1920-1940 period and a figure in the American expatriate literary community in Paris during the 1920s. His relationship with longtime companion Monroe Wheeler lasted from 1919 until Wescott's death in 1987. In 1926 Wheeler was introduced to George Platt Lynes, an aspiring writer and publisher. Lynes fell in love with Wheeler, and eventually, he became a third partner in the existing relationship. Lynes died in New York City in 1955.

Marie laure de Noailles by Balthus

Marie laure de Noailles by Balthus

The Grandmothers: A Family Portrait | Glenway Wescott

The Grandmothers: A Family Portrait | Glenway Wescott

* Publicité pour les parfums Schiaparelli 1952 Homme-sandwich photo François Kollar

* Publicité pour les parfums Schiaparelli 1952 Homme-sandwich photo François Kollar

Laura Ingalls Wilder Collection. Photo: John Alexander. (Tumblr via goodpalmer, via chestchest)

Laura Ingalls Wilder Collection. Photo: John Alexander. (Tumblr via goodpalmer, via chestchest)

wehadfacesthen:  maximien:  Cecil Beaton, Jean Cocteau, George Platt Lynes, Glenway Wescott, at Coney Island, 1930’s  A gay gathering. I think that’s Westcott’s lover Monroe Wheeler on the far right

wehadfacesthen: maximien: Cecil Beaton, Jean Cocteau, George Platt Lynes, Glenway Wescott, at Coney Island, 1930’s A gay gathering. I think that’s Westcott’s lover Monroe Wheeler on the far right

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Eliza Wheeler is a children's book author and illustrator

Eliza Wheeler is a children's book author and illustrator

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