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Holmes, Oliver Wendell 1809-1894

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Works: 2,681 works in 7,028 publications in 12 languages and 89,381 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Bibliography  History  Sermons  Bibliographies  Humor  Literature  Essays  Anecdotes 
Subject Headings: Physicians 
Roles: Author, Actor, Lyricist, Signer, Other, Editor, Correspondent, Former owner, Performer, Creator, Speaker, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS1964, 817
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The autocrat of the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

571 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 4,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Witty, easy-to-read philosophical essays, written by the poet, essayist, and physician. Holmes drew upon his experiences as a resident of a New England boardinghouse to add color and humor to these reflections"--
Elsie Venner; a romance of destiny by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

233 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,275 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
Ralph Waldo Emerson by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

91 editions published between 1884 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

138 editions published between 1850 and 2015 in English and held by 1,925 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 1,813 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 Complete poetical works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

53 editions published between 1872 and 2009 in English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the teacups by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

94 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,601 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 )

124 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

154 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

125 editions published between 1861 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,287 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
The autocrat of the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

131 editions published between 1872 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 1,248 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
Medical essays, 1842-1882 by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

55 editions published between 1861 and 2004 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1872 and 1968 in English and held by 911 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
Our hundred days in Europe by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

81 editions published between 1819 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 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
A mortal antipathy : first opening of the new portfolio by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

55 editions published between 1885 and 1967 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

64 editions published between 1862 and 2012 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1910 and 1994 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1863 and 1913 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holmes's inspiration for this engaging biography of John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877), was his personal relationship with the American historian and diplomat who wrote the incomparable Rise of the Dutch Republic . Holmes also studies Motley's correspondence
More classics to read aloud to your children by William F Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 639 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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Wendell Holmes, Oliver 1809-1894

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