Stephen Vincent Bent (1898-1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer and novelist. He is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories, The Devil and Daniel Webster (1937) and By the Waters of Babylon (1937). Bent's fantasy short story The Devil and Daniel Webster won an O. Henry Award, and he furnished the material for a one-act opera by Douglas Moore. The story was filmed in 1941 and shown originally under the title All That Money Can Buy. It was a line of Bent's poetry that gave the title to Dee Brown's famous history of the destruction of Native American tribes by the United States: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Among his other works are: Young Adventure (1918), Heavens and Earth (1920), The Beginning of Wisdom (1921), and Young People's Pride (1922).