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Curtis, George William 1824-1892

Overview
Works: 724 works in 1,854 publications in 1 language and 22,597 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Periodicals  Biography  Fiction  Humor  Speeches  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, wst, Recipient
Classifications: PS1493, 928.1
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Most widely held works about George William Curtis
 
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Most widely held works by George William Curtis
Prue and I by George William Curtis( Book )

129 editions published between 1856 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harper's weekly( )

in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Potiphar papers by George William Curtis( Book )

80 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of John Lothrop Motley by John Lothrop Motley( Book )

20 editions published in 1889 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural essays by A. J Downing( Book )

45 editions published between 1853 and 1978 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil Dreeme by Theodore Winthrop( Book )

40 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil Dreeme is one of the queerest American novels of the 19th century. This edition, which includes a new introduction contextualizing the sexual history of the period and queer longings of the book, brings a rare, almost forgotten, sensational gothic novel set in New York's West Village back to light. Published posthumously in 1861, the novel centers on Robert Byng, a young man who moves back to New York after traveling abroad and finds himself unmarried and underemployed, adrift in the heathenish dens of lower Manhattan. When he takes up rooms in "Chrysalis College"--A thinly veiled version of the 19th-century New York University building in Washington Square--he quickly finds himself infatuated with a young painter lodging there, named Cecil Dreeme. As their friendship grows and the novel unfolds against the backdrop of the bohemian West Village, Robert confesses that he "loves Cecil with a love passing the love of women." Yet, there are dark forces at work in the form of the sinister and magnetic Densdeth, a charismatic figure of bad intention, who seeks to ensnare Robert for his own. Full of romantic entanglements, mistaken identity, blackmail, and the dramas of temptation and submission, Cecil Dreeme is a gothic novel at its finest. Poetically written--with flashes of Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens, and Oscar Wilde--Cecil Dreeme is an early example of that rare bird, a queer novel from the 19th century
Literary and social essays by George William Curtis( Book )

23 editions published between 1894 and 2013 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the easy chair by George William Curtis( Book )

30 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Honestus walked quietly home, perceiving that the result of his practical effort to discharge the primary duties of a citizen was that Sly, one of the most disreputable and dishonest of public sharks, had been nominated by a committee of which he was chairman, and that the whole weight of the name of Honestus was thrown upon the side of rascality with a diamond pin. And he reflected that in politics, as elsewhere, it is necessary to begin as early in preparation for action as the rascals."--Publisher's website
Lotus-eating: a summer book by George William Curtis( Book )

33 editions published between 1852 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nile notes of a Howadji by George William Curtis( Book )

42 editions published between 1851 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Howadji in Syria by George William Curtis( Book )

33 editions published between 1852 and 2010 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travel memoir of an author dazzled by the sights and people of Syria. He describes the beauty of the scenery and the good, noble qualities of the people
Orations and addresses of George William Curtis by George William Curtis( Book )

8 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The duty of the American scholar to politics and the times : an oration, delivered on Tuesday, August 5, 1856, before the literary societies of Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn by George William Curtis( Book )

15 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memorial of Charles Sumner by Massachusetts( Book )

14 editions published between 1874 and 2000 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1 carbon print of a photographic portrait of Sumner by Allen and Rowell, Boston ... one of only a few that are identified by this firm."--Hanson Collection Catalogue, p. 49
Trumps : a novel by George William Curtis( Book )

29 editions published between 1861 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary and Charles Lamb: poems, letters, and remains: now first collected, with reminiscences and notes by Mary Lamb( Book )

7 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equal rights for women : a speech by George William Curtis( Book )

28 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early letters of George Wm. Curtis to John S. Dwight; Brook Farm and Concord by George William Curtis( Book )

14 editions published between 1898 and 2005 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses at the celebration of the completion of the twenty-fifth academic year of Vassar College, June, 1890 by Vassar College( Book )

5 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right of suffrage. Remarks of Hon. George William Curtis of Richmond Co. on the report of the Committee on the Right of Suffrage, delivered in convention, July 19, 1867 by George William Curtis( Book )

12 editions published between 1867 and 1974 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Prue and I
Alternative Names
Curtis, G. W.

Curtis, G. W. 1824-1892

Curtis, G. W. (George William), 1824-1892

Curtis, Geo Wm 1824-1892

Curtis, George W.

Curtis, George W. 1824-1892

Džordžas Viljamas Kurtis

George William Curtis Amerikaans schrijver (1824-1892)

George William Curtis écrivain américain

George William Curtis escritor estadounidense

Кертис, Джордж Вильям

جورج ویلیام کورتیس

喬治·威廉·柯蒂斯

Languages
English (699)

Covers
From the easy chairLotus-eating: a summer book