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Holmes, Oliver Wendell 1809-1894

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Works: 2,761 works in 7,276 publications in 9 languages and 90,097 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Fiction  Biography  Poetry  Humor  Juvenile works  Bibliography  History  Essays 
Subject Headings: Physicians 
Roles: Author, Actor, Lyricist, Other, Signer, Creator, Editor, Honoree, Performer, Former owner, Correspondent, Speaker, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS1964, 817
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The autocrat of the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

528 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 4,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays takes the form of conversations between the unnamed author and other residents of a New England boarding house. Known only by their professions, place at the breakfast table, or other distinguishing characteristics, the conversants discuss a wide range of topics. Most essays are accompanied by a similarly themed poem
Elsie Venner : a romance of destiny by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

252 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a neurotic young woman whose mother was bitten by a rattlesnake while pregnant, which imbued the child with some characteristics of the reptile
The poetical works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

143 editions published between 1850 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,903 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
Contagiousness of puerperal fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

16 editions published between 1843 and 2012 in English and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Oliver Wendell Holmes is mainly known for his verse and fiction, he also made significant contributions to medical science, as this essay demonstrates
Ralph Waldo Emerson by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

97 editions published between 1884 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Complete poetical works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

59 editions published between 1872 and 2009 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry by the author
Over the teacups by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

89 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,597 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 professor at the breakfast-table : with the story of Iris by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

127 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in English and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays take the form of a chiefly one-sided dialogue between the unnamed Author and the other residents of a New England boarding house who are known only by their profession, location at the table or other defining characteristics. The topics discussed range from an essay on the unexpected benefits of old age to the finest place to site a dwelling and comments on the nature of conversation itself. The tone of the book is distinctly Yankee and takes a seriocomic approach to the subject matter
The autocrat of the breakfast table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

163 editions published between 1866 and 1970 in English and German and held by 1,475 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 poet at the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

164 editions published between 1872 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic text republished as an e-book
The guardian angel by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

133 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jade appears on the doorstep of the Marquess of Cainewood, the strong-willed and powerful man becomes both her protector and her greatest admirer
Our hundred days in Europe by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

90 editions published between 1819 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an interval of more than fifty years I propose taking a second look at some parts of Europe. It is a Rip Van Winkle experiment which I am promising myself. The changes wrought by half a century in the countries I visited amount almost to a transformation
Medical essays, 1842-1882 by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

61 editions published between 1861 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mortal antipathy : first opening of the new portfolio by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

62 editions published between 1885 and 1967 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet at the breakfast-table : he talks with his fellow-boarders and the reader by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

56 editions published between 1872 and 1968 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

64 editions published between 1862 and 2017 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1910 and 1994 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lothrop Motley. A memoir by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

34 editions published between 1878 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short excerpt: The letter is full of fiery eloquence now and then extravagant and even violent in expression but throbbing with a generous heat which shows the excitable spirit of a man who wishes to be proud of his country and does not wish to keep his temper when its acts make him ashamed of it
Pages from an old volume of life; a collection of essays. 1857-1881 by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

27 editions published between 1863 and 1913 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by the author, reflecting on his life and career
More classics to read aloud to your children by William F Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections for reading aloud from poems, novels, and plays by Blake, Longfellow, O. Henry, Twain, Shakespeare, Poe, and other well-known authors
 
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Alternative Names
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Oliveris Vendlis Holmsas

Wendell Holmes, Oliver 1809-1894

Оливер Уендел Ҳолмс, Калонӣ

Оливър Уендъл Холмс

Олівер Венделл Голмс старший

Холмс, Оливер Уэнделл

אוליבר ונדל הולמס האב

الیور وندل هلمز شاعر آمریکایی

أوليفر وندل هولمز

ஆலிவர் வெண்டெல் ஹோம்ஸ் கவிஞர், கட்டுரை எழுத்தாளர்

ఒలీవర్ వెండెల్ హొంస్

ဟုမ်း ၊ အော်လစ်ဗာ ဝင်းဒဲ

올리버 웬들 홈스

オリバー・ウェンデル・ホームズ・シニア

老奥利弗·温德尔·霍姆斯

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