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McElrath, Joseph R.

Overview
Works: 41 works in 154 publications in 1 language and 10,820 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  Didactic fiction  Bibliography  History  Book reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS2472, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joseph R McElrath
Frank Norris : a life by Joseph R McElrath( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Interest in this dynamic writer was wide and sustained, but Frank Norris and his family did biographers no favors. Norris burned most of his correspondence, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire devoured more, and his brother and widow dispersed his surviving papers as gifts. As a result, it was thought impossible to assemble enough material to surpass the single existing biography, published in 1932. Authors Joseph R. McElrath Jr. and Jesse S. Crisler, acknowledged as the leading experts on Norris, have spent over thirty years overcoming these obstacles, devotedly amassing the material necessary to at last fashion a truly full-scale portrait of the artist
The complete works of Anne Bradstreet by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Norris revisited by Joseph R McElrath( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"McElrath concurs foremost with estimations of Norris as a touchstone of the changes in art and thought that made the 1890s such a paradoxical decade. Norris kept his finger on America's pulse, McElrath observes--from his luridly thrilling adventure-romance, Moran of the Lady Letty (1898); to Blix (1899), his partially autobiographical contribution to the period's love idylls, in which good young people triumph over adversities to know happiness; to his most widely read novel, McTeague, a frank, post-Darwinian portrait of greed, sexual arousal, brutal violence, and psychopathology among the denizens of society's underside." "When Norris died at the age of 32, his contemporaries mourned the loss of, potentially, the Great American Novelist. In his insightful exploration of this complex writer, Joseph McElrath holds a mirror up to the world Norris depicted with such immediacy, and the images we see look much like the America of today."--Jacket
The Frederick Douglass papers by Frederick Douglass( Book )

in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be an author : letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1889-1905 by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To his mind he had reached the goal of transcending the earlier achievements of reform-novelists Harriet Beecher Stowe and Albion W. Tourgee. But such fame as Booker T. Washington's at the turn of the century eluded him. By late 1905, it was clear that his 1880s' dream of professional authorship was not to be realized in full. Chronicled here is the rise and fall of Charles W. Chesnutt as a man of letters
Charles W. Chesnutt : essays and speeches by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Charles W. Chesnutt( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers interviews, reviews, personal statements, essays, and articles examining the style of African American writer, Charles Chesnutt, with a biographical introduction
Walden : notes ... by Joseph R McElrath( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Walden, you discover the most important work of Henry David Thoreau - his exploration of the transcendentalist's striving to realize the possibility of one's own perfection and divinity. What results is an account of Thoreau's two-year stay at Walden Pond, a
Frank Norris: a reference guide by Jesse S Crisler( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exemplary citizen : letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1906-1932 by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book collects the letters written between 1906 and 1932 by novelist and civil rights activist Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932). Between 1885 and 1905, this pioneer in the African-American literary tradition published three novels, two books of short stories, a biography of Frederick Douglass, and many short stories and essays in prestigious periodicals - at the same time managing a stenography and court reporting firm in Cleveland, Ohio. His works, which featured the experiences of African Americans in the ante- and post-bellum period, received favorable reviews. But they did not find a large and appreciative audience until many decades later when both the civil rights movement and increased interest in the African-American contribution to American cultural life resulted in the "rediscovering" of Chesnutt's large body of writings."--Jacket
John Steinbeck : the contemporary reviews by Joseph R McElrath( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apprenticeship writings of Frank Norris, 1896-1898 by Frank Norris( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Norris, the critical reception( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pit : a story of Chicago by Frank Norris( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reprint of a 1902 novel which tells the story of Curtis Jadwin, a man whose increasing attention to earning money in the wheat market of Chicago almost destroys his marriage." ***"In the sequel to 'The Octopus, ' Curtis Jadwin works so hard to make money on the Chicago stock exchange that he ignores his loving wife." ***"This classic literary critique of turn-of-the-century capitalism in the United States reveals Norris's powerful story of an obsessed trader intent on cornering the wheat market and the consequences of his unchecked greed." *** "Curtis Jadwin, a successful turn-of-the-century dealer in Chicago real estate, overcomes reluctance and begins gambling in wheat futures in the great Chicago grain market called 'The Pit, ' bring on financial panic across the nation. Jadwin's pursuit of power and excitement through speculation had estranged him from his beautiful wife, Laura, who had found herself losing out to the Pit in competition for his live and attention. But the collapse of his paper empire, in which he loses everything, real property included, reunites them as they look to begin life anew in the West." Howard. America as Story
Frank Norris : a descriptive bibliography by Joseph R McElrath( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Norris and the Wave : a bibliography by Joseph R McElrath( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Norris Remembered by Jesse S Crisler( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Norris Remembered is a collection of reminiscences by Norris's contemporaries, friends, and family that illuminate the life of one of America's most popular novelists. Considering his undergraduate education spent studying art at Académie Julian in Paris and creative writing at Harvard and his journalism career reporting from the far reaches of South Africa and Cuba, it is difficult to fathom how Frank Norris also found time to compose seven novels during the course of his brief life. But despite his adventures abroad, Norris turned out novels at
The apprenticeship writings of Frank Norris : 1896-1898 by Frank Norris( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frederick Douglass papers by Frederick Douglass( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steinbeck by M. Thomas Inge( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Frank Norris : a life
Alternative Names
Mac Elrath, Joseph R.

Mac Elrath Joseph R. 1945-....

MacElrath, Joseph R.

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McElrath, Joseph R.

McElrath, Joseph R. Jr

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Frank Norris revisitedThe Frederick Douglass papersTo be an author : letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1889-1905Charles W. Chesnutt : essays and speechesCritical essays on Charles W. ChesnuttWalden : notes ...An exemplary citizen : letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1906-1932John Steinbeck : the contemporary reviewsThe pit : a story of Chicago