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Holmes, Oliver Wendell 1809-1894

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Works: 2,309 works in 6,463 publications in 12 languages and 87,861 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Bibliography  History  Sermons  Humor  Anecdotes  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Subject Headings: Physicians 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Signer, Actor, Former owner, Correspondent, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Performer, Creator
Classifications: PS1964, 817
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The autocrat of the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

705 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 5,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sayings and thoughts of a philosopher who discourses at length to his fellow lodgers in a boarding house on any subject that comes to hand. -- vendor's description
The professor at the breakfast-table : with the story of Iris by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

352 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was born on August 29th 1809. Among his many talents were those of physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. Here we concentrate on his writing. He was regarded by many of his peers - including such luminaries as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and James Russell Lowell - as one of the finest writers of their times. A great compliment indeed. As a poet he is considered to be one of the Fireside Poets and indeed his poems are works of real talent and quality. As a writer he is perhaps best known for his 'Breakfast Table' series. In this volume we publish The Professor at the Breakfast Table, a great example of the series. His writing style was often humorous and conversational and often reflected his native Boston area. Holmes retired from Harvard in 1882 but continued to write poetry, novels and essays until his death on October 7th 1894
The Complete poetical works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

51 editions published between 1872 and 2009 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie Venner; a romance of destiny by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

205 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of his 1861 novel Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny (a novel Oliver Wendell Holmes later called his "medicated novel"), lies an analogy between original sin and genetic inheritance. Poisoned in utero by rattlesnake venom, the novel's eponymous heroine comes into the world a hybrid of snake and human. She coils, slithers, and strikes; her skin is cold, her eyes glittering diamonds, and her only friends are rattlesnakes. When she is given a basket of White Ash leaves, a tree long believed to be an antidote to rattlesnake venom, Elsie shrinks into herself "in a curdling terror." Unable to love (or even cry), Elsie passes through the novel as the object of everyone's repulsed and fascinated gaze (snakes are known, after all, for their ability to charm with horror). She falls in love with a young doctor named Bernard Langdon, who proves incapable of loving a serpent. A wealthy heiress, she attracts the fortune-hunting designs of her cousin, Richard (Dick) Venner, who mistakenly views Bernard as a romantic rival and seeks the young doctor's undoing. Alongside the love-triangle of the novel's central marriage plot, Holmes studys the anatomy of small-town America
Ralph Waldo Emerson by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

87 editions published between 1884 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Wendell Holmes was friends with Ralph Waldo Emerson and a preeminent writer in his own right. This biography of Emerson includes extensive reproductions of his works, in addition to the chronicle of his life
The poetical works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

92 editions published between 1852 and 2015 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together Holmes' poems dealing with the medical profession, the virtues of distinguished colleagues, college days, and all facets of human society
The poet at the breakfast-table : he talks with his fellow-boarders and the reader by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

124 editions published between 1862 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the teacups by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

71 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally released as a series of essays in the Atlantic Monthly, Over the Teacups, like Holmes' Autocrat of the Breakfast Table is a table talk book that discusses age and how to live a long life; how to be a great conversationalist; the art of reading. -- vendor's description
The guardian angel by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

131 editions published between 1861 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the escape of a young girl from the New England household of her tight-lipped Aunt Silence and from a ménage further aggravated by the unwelcome attentions of the local Calvinist minister. It tells of her attempt at suicide by drowning and of her rescue from the river. It describes her convalescence under the affectionate care of a doctor and his friends and concludes with her emotional and physical fulfillment in marriage and a new life. It hints all along at a shadowy "power"--Myrtle's "guardian angel"--who walks beside her, pointing the way or speaks from the depths within her
Poems by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

124 editions published between 1830 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of poems by 19th century American Poet Oliver Wendell Holmes
A mortal antipathy : first opening of the new portfolio by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

99 editions published between 1841 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the final volume in Holmes's trio of what he called his medicated novels" (Elsie Venner and The Guardian Angel being the first two); A Mortal Antipathy explores a young man's phobia about beautiful young women after being accidentally dropped into a thorn bush as a baby by an attractive young cousin
The psychiatric novels of Oliver Wendell Holmes; abridgment, introduction and psychiatric annotations by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

18 editions published between 1943 and 1971 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific papers : physiology, medicine, surgery, geology by Charles William Eliot( Book )

17 editions published between 1910 and 1994 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical essays, 1842-1882 by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

67 editions published between 1883 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was born on August 29th 1809. Among his many talents were those of physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. Here we concentrate on his writing. He was regarded by many of his peers - including such luminaries as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and James Russell Lowell - as one of the finest writers of their times. A great compliment indeed. As a poet he is considered to be one of the Fireside Poets and indeed his poems are works of real talent and quality. As a writer he is perhaps best known for his 'Breakfast Table' series. In this collection we publish his medical essays and show just why he was seen as an important reformer in that field. Holmes retired from Harvard in 1882 but continued to write poetry, novels and essays until his death on October 7th 1894
The poet at the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

95 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1872 installment in Holmes's popular Breakfast Table series is a fluent, gossipy exchange among the poet of the title and his breakfast companions with the lion's share of conversation belonging to the poet, who delivers his somewhat eccentric and fitfully amusing opinions of books, people, and habits of thought. Written fifteen years after the start of the series, The Poet takes a comparatively calm and nostalgic tone
Our hundred days in Europe by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

73 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1886, exhausted and mourning the death of his youngest son, Holmes and his daughter, Amelia, traveled to England and France, where they visited various friends, distinguished writers, and where Holmes received a number of honorary doctorates. This memoir is an elegantly composed travelogue of their trip
Pages from an old volume of life; a collection of essays. 1857-1881 by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

40 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

60 editions published between 1862 and 1925 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contagiousness of puerperal fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

9 editions published between 1843 and 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes : in two volumes by John T Morse( Book )

4 editions published between 1896 and 1899 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The autocrat of the breakfast-table
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The professor at the breakfast-table : with the story of IrisElsie Venner; a romance of destinyRalph Waldo EmersonOver the teacupsThe guardian angelPoemsThe poet at the breakfast-table