WorldCat Identities

Burgess, Gelett 1866-1951

Overview
Works: 332 works in 748 publications in 3 languages and 8,753 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Humor  Juvenile works  Periodicals  Essays  Poetry  Anecdotes  Parodies, imitations, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Correspondent, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3503.U6, 817.4
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Most widely held works by Gelett Burgess
Told under the magic umbrella : modern fanciful stories for young children by Association for Childhood Education International( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of lively stories for younger children
Goops and how to be them; a manual of manners for polite infants inculcating many juvenile virtues both by precept and example. With 90 drawings by Gelett Burgess( Book )

32 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of etiquette in verse covering table manners, hospitality, tidiness, obedience, and other rules of general conduct
The romance of the commonplace by Gelett Burgess( Book )

23 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gelett Burgess once wrote: "the essay is the most compromising form of literature possible." This 1902 volume is a collection of Gelett Burgess's best essays on the not-so-commonplace. The essays expose Burgess for what he was; a brilliant American humorist and a darn good writer. Burgess covers everything from living alone to the science of flattery. While the essays verge on the autobiographical, they are undiminished in their freshness of ideas and their originality
The purple cow and other nonsense; being a collection of the humorous masterpieces of Gelett Burgess by Gelett Burgess( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little father by Gelett Burgess( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addicted to drinking Indian ink, a father begins shrinking and must be cared for by his loving young son
Are you a bromide?, or, The sulphitic theory expounded and exemplified according to the most recent researches into the psychology of boredom : including many well-known bromidioms now in use by Gelett Burgess( Book )

23 editions published between 1906 and 1921 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burgess unabridged : a new dictionary of words you have always needed by Gelett Burgess( Book )

11 editions published between 1914 and 2007 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words Burgess invented to describe social situations, usually unpleasant or annoying
Goops and how to be them by Gelett Burgess( Book )

14 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verses about the roundheaded, unpleasant little Goops whose atrocious behavior resembles the whining and bad manners of many little children
Vivette, or, The memoirs of the Romance Association : setting forth the diverting adventures of one Richard Redforth in the very pleasant city of Millamours ... by Gelett Burgess( Book )

11 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a nonsense genre novel by Gelett Burgess
The maxims of Methuselah : being the advice given by the patriarch in his nine hundred sixty and ninth year to his great grandson at Shem's coming of age, in regard to women by Gelett Burgess( Book )

10 editions published between 1903 and 1907 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous rendition, in scritpural verse, of the great patriarch's views on the wiles of women
The lark( )

in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More goops and how not to be them : a manual of manners for impolite infants depicting the characteristics of many naughty and thoughtless children, with instructive illustrations by Gelett Burgess( Book )

8 editions published between 1903 and 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goops are grabby. Goops are crabby. Goops are impolite. Here are forty poems that tell Goops what behavior's right
My maiden effort; being the personal confessions of well-known American authors as to their literary beginnings by Gelett Burgess( Book )

3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the scenes : glimpses of fin de siècle San Francisco by Gelett Burgess( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More goops and how not to be them; a manual of manners for impolite infants, depicting the characteristics of many naughty and thoughtless children. With instructive illus by Gelett Burgess( Book )

3 editions published between 1931 and 1968 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goops are grabby. Goops are crabby. Goops are impolite. Here are forty poems that tell Goops what behavior's right
The maxims of Noah. Derived from his experience with women both before and after the flood as given in counsel to his son Japhet by Gelett Burgess( Book )

14 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an illustrated book of wise and humorous sayings attributed to the biblical Noah
The reign of Queen Isyl by Gelett Burgess( Book )

6 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of short love stories rolled into one. The main story concerns one Belle Norine who is to be crowned Queen of a Flower Festival in a small California town. Mysteriously, on the night set for the ceremony, she disappears, and Isyl, her maid of honor, is crowned in her place
The heart line; a drama of San Francisco by Gelett Burgess( Book )

11 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a novel by Gelett Burgess
A little sister of destiny by Gelett Burgess( Book )

7 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Hope's husband by Gelett Burgess( Book )

5 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a humorous novel
 
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The little father
Alternative Names
Burgess, Frank Gelett

Burgess, Frank Gelett 1866-1951

Burgess, G. 1866-1951

Burgess, Gelett

Frank Burgess humoriste américain

Gelett Burgess

Gelett Burgess artist, art critic, poet, author and humorist

Languages
English (221)

Latin (1)

French (1)

Covers
The little fatherBurgess unabridged : a new dictionary of words you have always neededMore goops and how not to be them : a manual of manners for impolite infants depicting the characteristics of many naughty and thoughtless children, with instructive illustrations