WorldCat Identities

Burgess, Gelett 1866-1951

Overview
Works: 286 works in 698 publications in 2 languages and 8,477 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humor  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Anecdotes  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Scenarist, Correspondent
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 546 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 ninety drawings by Gelett Burgess( Book )

43 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 534 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 )

20 editions published between 1902 and 1968 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
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 )

33 editions published between 1906 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a book of humor and nonsense writings by Gelett Burgess
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 320 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 )

21 editions published between 1903 and 2008 in English and held by 302 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 little father by Gelett Burgess( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addicted to drinking Indian ink, a father begins shrinking and must be cared for by his loving young son
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 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words Burgess invented to describe social situations, usually unpleasant or annoying
The lark( )

in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 188 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 )

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

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

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of etiquette in verse covering table manners, hospitality, tidiness, obedience, and other rules of general conduct
My maiden effort; being the personal confessions of well-known American authors as to their literary beginnings by Gelett Burgess( Book )

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

This book is a collection of fact-based humorous stories on 125 well-known American authors
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 )

16 editions published between 1913 and 1919 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an illustrated book of wise and humorous sayings attributed to the biblical Noah
My first publication : eleven California authors describe their earliest appearances in print( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of Queen Isyl by Gelett Burgess( Book )

5 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of humorous short stories
The heart line; a drama of San Francisco by Gelett Burgess( Book )

11 editions published between 1907 and 2009 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1906 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a humorous novel
The purple cow! by Gelett Burgess( Book )

17 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book of humorous verse by Gelett Burgess
 
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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 (260)

French (1)

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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 illusThe little fatherBurgess unabridged : a new dictionary of words you have always neededGoops and how to be them; a manual of manners for polite infants inculcating many juvenile virtues both by precept and example. With 90 drawings