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Holmes, Oliver Wendell 1809-1894

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Works: 2,343 works in 6,592 publications in 10 languages and 87,728 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Humor  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Sources 
Subject Headings: Physicians 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Actor, Signer, Correspondent, Former owner, Editor, Speaker, Performer, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS1955, 813.3
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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 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

226 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,638 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 )

89 editions published between 1884 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

95 editions published between 1852 and 2015 in English and held by 1,336 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
Over the teacups by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

73 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,157 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 poet at the breakfast-table : he talks with his fellow-boarders and the reader by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

91 editions published between 1872 and 1969 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

91 editions published between 1885 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychiatric novels of Oliver Wendell Holmes; abridgment, introduction and psychiatric annotations by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

19 editions published between 1943 and 1971 in English and held by 790 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 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet at the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

101 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in English and held by 550 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 )

79 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 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
The poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

59 editions published between 1862 and 1925 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes by John T Morse( Book )

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

Pages from an old volume of life : a collection of essays, 1857-1881 by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

2 editions published between 1900 and 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professor at the breakfast table : with The story of Iris by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Elsie Venner; a romance of destiny
Alternative Names
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Wendell Holmes, Oliver 1809-1894

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Оливър Уендъл Холмс

Олівер Венделл Голмс старший

Холмс, Оливер Уэнделл

אוליבר ונדל הולמס האב

الیور وندل هلمز شاعر آمریکایی

أوليفر وندل هولمز

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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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Ralph Waldo EmersonOver the teacupsThe poet at the breakfast-tableThe Dante ClubAuthors and friendsOur hundred days in EuropeOliver Wendell Holmes and the culture of conversation