WorldCat Identities

Wells, Carolyn 1862-1942

Overview
Works: 302 works in 1,452 publications in 2 languages and 19,047 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Nonsense verse  Poetry  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Alphabet rhymes  Satire  Fiction  Humorous poetry  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Lyricist, Collector, Honoree, Signer
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Most widely held works about Carolyn Wells
 
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A nonsense anthology by Carolyn Wells( Book )

49 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief text and illustrations depict the unconditional love that only a puppy can give
The Book of humorous verse by Carolyn Wells( Book )

39 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think all poetry is depressing, somber, and difficult to comprehend? If so, The Book of Humorous Verse is here to set you straight. This collection of witty sonnets, odes, and limericks is the perfect way to decompress with a belly laugh or two, even when you have just a few minutes to spare. Whether you're a long-time poetry fan or a newcomer to the genre, you'll come away with a newfound appreciation for sublimely silly verse
A parody anthology by Carolyn Wells( Book )

38 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Strongly motivated by the school of thought that sees parody as not necessarily ridicule, the editor of this volume has provided a standard collection of English parodies. It is an entertainment not to be missed by enthusiasts of satiric verse and an enlightening book for the uninitiated reader"--Back cover
A satire anthology by Carolyn Wells( Book )

15 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A whimsey anthology by Carolyn Wells( Book )

15 editions published between 1906 and 1985 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a collection of whimsical children's math and word puzzles
A concise bibliography of the works of Walt Whitman : with a supplement of fifty books about Whitman by Carolyn Wells( Book )

21 editions published between 1922 and 1968 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes synopses and detailed information about the volumes' first printed editions, this bibliography discusses each of Whitman's printed works. Appended to this volume are a number of entries detailing biographies about the American poet
A Christmas alphabet : from a poem by Carolyn Wells( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem in which every letter of the alphabet decribes a different aspect of Christmas and its celebration
Patty Fairfield by Carolyn Wells( )

19 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vers de société anthology by Carolyn Wells( Book )

10 editions published between 1907 and 1985 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of poems
Marjorie's vacation by Carolyn Wells( )

13 editions published between 1907 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marjorie and her family spend the summer at Grandma's farm
The technique of the mystery story by Carolyn Wells( Book )

25 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you love mystery stories, such as the Sherlock Holmes stories and those of Edgar Allan Poe and Agatha Christie? Do you ever yearn to be a good writer of mysteries? Carolyn Wells was a prolific author of mystery novels. In this detailed book, she teaches the history, types, principles, devices, plots, and structures of mystery writings. She gives advice to would-be authors of this genre, including ghost and riddle stories as well as detective and crime mysteries. This authoritative work begins with a justification of mystery as a legitimate literary art form, with numerous quotations from authorities. Then proceeding systematically through her topics, she explains and illustrates the mystery-writing craft with excerpts from mystery works and quotations of literary critics and notable authors. The lover of mystery will find many authors and stories cited and excerpted in this book, which would be a good resource for finding more material to satisfy the reader's thirst for the genre
Patty's summer days by Carolyn Wells( )

11 editions published between 1906 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patty's success by Carolyn Wells( )

11 editions published between 1910 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas ABC by Carolyn Wells( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem in which every letter of the alphabet describes a different aspect of Christmas and its celebration
An outline of humor : being a true chronicle from prehistoric ages to the twentieth century by Carolyn Wells( Book )

5 editions published between 1923 and 1969 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patty's friends by Carolyn Wells( )

10 editions published between 1908 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ptomaine Street : a tale of Warble Petticoat by Carolyn Wells( )

14 editions published between 1921 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though today she is best remembered for the dozens of mystery novels she penned in the later stages of her literary career, much of Carolyn Wells' early work was in the humor genre. This witty satire of life in early-twentieth-century America is one of her finest works. Initially published nearly a century ago, her keen observations ring true even today
Patty's social season by Carolyn Wells( )

8 editions published between 1913 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cat in verse by Carolyn Wells( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1977 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Such nonsense! an anthology by Carolyn Wells( Book )

6 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection includes verse by: Edward Lear; William Makepeace Thackeray; George Barr Barker; Alfred E. Dickey; Ruth McEnery Stuart; Thomas Chatterton; John Kendrick Bangs; and others
 
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Christmas ABC
Alternative Names

controlled identityWright, Rowland, 1862-1942

Carolyn Wells Amerikaans schrijfster (1869-1942)

Houghton, Carolyn Wells 1862-1942

Houghton, Carolyn Wells d. 1942

Wells, Carolyn d. 1942

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Languages
English (341)

Italian (1)

Covers
A Christmas alphabet : from a poemChristmas ABC