Typescripts of Bonner's (1896-1965) novels Legacy (Knopf, 1940), Angel Casey (Knopf, 1941), and Ambition (Coward-McCann, 1946). Charles Bonner was born in 1896 in Brooklyn, NY. He was a newspaper reporter, and became a publicist in 1923. His first novel, The Fanatics, was published in 1932. Bonner moved to California in 1935 and became a full time writer of stories, novels, and screenplays. His novel Legacy was made into a film Adam Had Four Sons in 1941. He died in 1965.