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Holmes, Oliver Wendell 1809-1894

Overview
Works: 2,307 works in 6,332 publications in 5 languages and 79,039 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Bibliography  Poetry  Humor  Anecdotes  History 
Subject Headings: Physicians 
Roles: Lyricist, Signer, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Composer, Speaker, Former owner, Correspondent
Classifications: PS1964, 817
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Most widely held works by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The autocrat of the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
670 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 6,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays, published in 1858, inaugurated a series of similar books that Holmes would publish over the course of his long career. The essays are set in the dining room of a boarding house and feature one-sided humorous perorations by the otherwise unnamed Autocrat on a number of subjects from old age to conversation
The poet at the breakfast-table : he talks with his fellow-boarders and the reader by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
266 editions published between 1862 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,296 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
The poetical works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
209 editions published between 1850 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,216 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 Complete poetical works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
84 editions published between 1872 and 2009 in English and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elsie Venner; a romance of destiny by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
229 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic of the supernatural, a physician puzzles over seventeen-year-old Elsie's neurosis and fiery temper--only diagnosing her when he learns that the girl's mother, while pregnant, was bitten by a poisonous snake. Exploring themes of original sin and redemption in the footsteps of Hawthorne, this 1861 novel coined the term "Boston Brahmin."
Ralph Waldo Emerson by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
75 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this absorbing biography of Robert Browning, one of the most important Victorian poets, Chesterton examines the poet from his early life to his early poems. He places an emphasis on how Browning's life informed and influenced his work. Revealing and readable, it is also a prime example of Chesterton's singular approach to biography and literary criticism
The professor at the breakfast-table : with the story of Iris by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
140 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the teacups by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
83 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published in 1890, Over the Teacups is the last of Oliver Wendell Holmes's fabled table talk" books. A collection of charming and witty essays, written in the form of a novel, with Holmes's characteristic engaging voice, this is a tour de force from Holmes, who was nearly eighty years old when he began composing these pieces
Contagiousness of puerperal fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( )
15 editions published between 1843 and 2001 in English and held by 1,271 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
The guardian angel by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
119 editions published between 1867 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sparkling with wit and humor, The Guardian Angel first serialized in The Atlantic Monthly paints a charming portrait of society in a New England country town in the mid-nineteenth century. Homes' inspiration came from his belief that man was a product solely of his heredity and environment
The professor at the breakfast table by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
178 editions published between 1800 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
115 editions published between 1830 and 2007 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems consist of the last four lines of verse three of "A voice of the loyal north," signed and dated 1861, and verse five of "Union and liberty," signed and dated 1881
Life and letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes by John T Morse ( Book )
15 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( )
63 editions published between 1850 and 2010 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mortal antipathy : first opening of the new portfolio by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
73 editions published between 1885 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The psychiatric novels of Oliver Wendell Holmes; abridgment, introduction and psychiatric annotations by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
22 editions published between 1943 and 1971 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific papers : physiology, medicine, surgery, geology by Charles William Eliot ( Book )
10 editions published between 1910 and 1994 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medical essays, 1842-1882 by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
52 editions published between 1883 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our hundred days in Europe by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
64 editions published between 1886 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 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
Representative selections by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( Book )
14 editions published between 1930 and 1978 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Holmes, O. w
Holmes, O. W. 1809-1894
Holmes, O. W. (Oliver Wendell), 1809-1894
Holmes, Oliver W.
Holmes, Oliver W. 1809-1894
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Holmes, Oliver Wendell Jr
Holmes, Olivier W.
Holmes, Wendell 1809-1894
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Wendell Holmes, Oliver
Wendell Holmes, Oliver 1809-1894
Languages
English (2,604)
German (12)
French (1)
Japanese (1)
Danish (1)
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