WorldCat Identities

Burgess, Gelett 1866-1951

Overview
Works: 346 works in 827 publications in 3 languages and 9,434 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Periodicals  Detective and mystery fiction  Poetry  Parodies, imitations, etc  Essays  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Correspondent, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3503.U6, 817.4
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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 )

33 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of etiquette in verse covering table manners, hospitality, tidiness, obedience, and other rules of general conduct
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 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of lively stories for younger children
The romance of the commonplace by Gelett Burgess( Book )

23 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and held by 486 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 )

30 editions published between 1906 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 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 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love sonnets of a hoodlum by Wallace Irwin( )

9 editions published between 1901 and 1902 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a fascinating collection of slang sonnets by Wallace Irwin, with a brilliant introductory essay by Gelett Burgess
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Jr. by Wallace Irwin( )

4 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imaginitve tale done in the style of the Rubiayat
The little father by Gelett Burgess( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 253 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 )

12 editions published between 1914 and 2007 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a nonsense genre novel by Gelett Burgess
Goops and how to be them by Gelett Burgess( Book )

12 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verses about the roundheaded, unpleasant little Goops whose atrocious behavior resembles the whining and bad manners of many little children
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 )

11 editions published between 1903 and 1907 in English and held by 203 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 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 2 includes the "Epi-lark; no. 25," pub. May 1, 1897
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 )

9 editions published between 1903 and 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goops are grabby. Goops are crabby. Goops are impolite. Here are forty poems that tell Goops what behavior's right
A little sister of destiny by Gelett Burgess( Book )

8 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of humorous short stories by Gelett Burgess
The reign of Queen Isyl by Gelett Burgess( Book )

6 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and held by 155 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 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 held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an illustrated book of wise and humorous sayings attributed to the biblical Noah
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 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of fact-based humorous stories on 125 well-known American authors
The purple cow! by Gelett Burgess( Book )

18 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In autumn 1989 the world watched transfixed as East German citizens, demonstrating under the banner 'We are the people", staged the only successful, totally peaceful revolution in German history. By October 1990, the process of reunification was formally concluded, bringing together a nation that had been divided for almost four decades. Now, nearly twenty years later, it is possible to judge the causes and consequences of the revolution more clearly. Was the fall of the Berlin Wall an unexpected fluke, or was it the result of a long process of engagement between East and West? And did the momentous events of 1989 really signal the start of a bright new future for a united Germany? In this probing and wide-ranging account, Lothar Kettenacker considers the background behind the division of Germany and explains how the Berlin Wall and its 'death-trap' border proved to be the most horrendous manifestation of East-West antagonism. He also looks beyond 1990 to show how the confusion caused by the sudden collapse of the GDR and the fusion of two radically different economies is proving to be a challenge that will preoccupy Germany for generations to come
The heart line; a drama of San Francisco by Gelett Burgess( Book )

11 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry on a variety of subjects and in a variety of forms from simple rhymes to complex stanzaic patterns
 
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The little father
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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
Alternative Names
Burgess, Frank Gelett

Burgess, Frank Gelett 1866-1951

Burgess, G. 1866-1951

Burgess, Gelett

Frank Burgess

Frank Burgess humoriste américain

Frank Gelett Burgess

Gelett Burgess

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

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Languages
English (266)

Latin (1)

French (1)