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Doubleday, Page & Company

Overview
Works: 771 works in 1,574 publications in 1 language and 48,876 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Didactic fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Railroad stories  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Publisher, Copyright holder, Printer, Other, Book producer
Classifications: PS2972, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Page & Company Doubleday
So big by Edna Ferber( Book )

4 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life story of Selina De Jong, the wife of a Dutch farmer, whose indomitable spirit rises above her many years of hardship
Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington( Book )

5 editions published between 1921 and 1923 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of young woman's efforts to overcome the handicaps of little money and mediocre family
Rolling stones by O Henry( Book )

5 editions published between 1912 and 1922 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). Porter's 400 short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and the clever use of twist endings. He travelled to Austin in 1884, where he took a number of different jobs over the next several years, first as pharmacist then as a draftsman, bank teller and journalist. He also began writing as a sideline to employment. Porter's most prolific writing period started in 1902, when he moved to New York City to be near his publishers. He wrote 381 short stories while living there. He wrote a
Where the blue begins by Christopher Morley( Book )

4 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delicious satirical fantasy, in which humanity wears a dog collar. Mr. Gissing, a gentledog of leisure contentedly residing in Canine Estates with Fuji, his butler (a Japanese pug), on an income of 1,000 bones a year, becomes dissatisfied and leaves home to search for where the blue begins (a purpose to life). Gissing becomes an eerily canine predecessor of the notorious Frank Abignale, Jr., who during the 1960s successfully impersonated an airline pilot, a college teaching assistant, a doctor, an attorney, a federal bureaucrat, and more. Gissing adopts some orphaned puppies to experiment with parenthood; he becomes a floorwalker at the Beagle and Company department store and is quickly promoted to General Manager; he takes up theology and is invited to become a lay reader and preach a sermon (he is disappointed that he is not allowed to wear priestly garb), until he shocks Bishop Borzoi and the congregation with the heresy that God may be a biped; he stows away on the steamship Pomerania and soon becomes second officer to Captain Scottie. Ultimately he returns home exhausted with intellectual riddling, satisfied to resume his mundane life
Thunder on the left by Christopher Morley( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy about children at a party who decide to spy on their elders and their tangled lives
The pit : a story of Chicago by Frank Norris( Book )

7 editions published between 1902 and 1903 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reprint of a 1902 novel which tells the story of Curtis Jadwin, a man whose increasing attention to earning money in the wheat market of Chicago almost destroys his marriage." ***"In the sequel to 'The Octopus, ' Curtis Jadwin works so hard to make money on the Chicago stock exchange that he ignores his loving wife." ***"This classic literary critique of turn-of-the-century capitalism in the United States reveals Norris's powerful story of an obsessed trader intent on cornering the wheat market and the consequences of his unchecked greed." *** "Curtis Jadwin, a successful turn-of-the-century dealer in Chicago real estate, overcomes reluctance and begins gambling in wheat futures in the great Chicago grain market called 'The Pit, ' bring on financial panic across the nation. Jadwin's pursuit of power and excitement through speculation had estranged him from his beautiful wife, Laura, who had found herself losing out to the Pit in competition for his live and attention. But the collapse of his paper empire, in which he loses everything, real property included, reunites them as they look to begin life anew in the West." Howard. America as Story
The deliverance : a romance of the Virginia tobacco fields by Ellen Glasgow( Book )

3 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a romance of the Virginia tobacco fields and has for its central figure Christopher Blake. He is the descendant of a rich and aristocratic family, and through reduced fortunes is obligated to work as a laborer on the estate which for generations has been owned by his forebears
Sixes and sevens by O Henry( Book )

7 editions published between 1911 and 1927 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fans of classic short fiction will relish this collection of gems from one of the unquestioned masters of the form. From a down-on-his-luck troubadour to a talking statue, Sixes and Sevens is populated by a cast of quirky, endearing characters that only O. Henry could conjure, not to mention plenty of the author's trademark plot twists and surprise endings. It's a must-read for anyone hankering for a dose of entertaining, well-wrought writing
A deal in wheat : and other stories of the new and old West by Frank Norris( )

6 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published after the author's untimely death, this 1904 collection includes stories that originally appeared in publications between 1901 and 1903. The title story was made into the film A Corner in Wheat. Also included are “A Bargain with Peg-Leg, “Two Hearts that Beat as One, and “The Dual Personality of Slick Dick Nickerson
The magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington( Book )

4 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize when it was first published in 1918, The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty. The family serves as a metaphor for the old society that crumbled after the Industrial Revolution while a middle-western town spread and darkened into a city. George Amberson Minafer is the spoiled and arrogant grandson of the founder of the family's magnificence. Eclipsed by a new breed of industrial tycoons and land developers whose power comes not through family connections but through financial dealings and modern manufacturing, George descends from the Midwestern aristocracy to the working class. As the wheels of industry transform the social landscape, the definitions of ambition, success, and loyalty also change
The octopus : a story of California by Frank Norris( Book )

1 edition published in 1901 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First novel in 'The Epic of Wheat', a projected trilogy. Set mostly in the San Joaquin Valley and San Francisco, it shows the conflict between wheat ranchers and the railroad ('The Octopus') that is the lifeline of trading and shipping. The bloody encounter at the climax of the novel is based on the 'Mussel Slough Tragedy' of May, 1880. The novel roughly covers the period of the late 1870s."--Baird & Greenwood
Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

3 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Dan and Una and their adventures with Puck as he introduces them to the nearly forgotten pages of Old England's history and to the people who had lived near Pook's Hill and helped make that history. Includes stories and poems
The wheel of life by Ellen Glasgow( Book )

2 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes the lives of a New York poet, Laura, her socialite friend from childhood, Gerty, and their various acquaintances, including a publisher and several members of their families and social set."--Goodreads.com
The battle-ground by Ellen Glasgow( Book )

4 editions published between 1902 and 1910 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel depicts the South before and during the Civil War
Harlequin and Columbine by NEWTON BOOTH TARKINGTON( )

3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American novelist Booth Tarkington's life spanned the period 1869-1946, giving him a unique insight into the United States as its culture underwent a number of rapid changes. In the humorous novel Harlequin and Columbine, Tarkington explores the cult of celebrity that began to flower in earnest in the early decades of the twentieth century, using the character of an egotistical actor, Talbot Potter, as the focus of his gentle but hilariously spot-on satire
The midlander by Booth Tarkington( Book )

7 editions published between 1923 and 1924 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mid-uest Babbitt, whose dream bring him unhappiness
A daughter of the land by Gene Stratton-Porter( )

4 editions published between 1918 and 1919 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiana farmer denies daughter education and land which he gives to sons on reaching maturity
The flirt by Booth Tarkington( )

4 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cora Madison, the town flirt, delights in making men love her and then dropping them, so when newcomer Valentine Corliss arrives, she views him as just another potential victim
Penrod by Booth Tarkington( Book )

4 editions published between 1914 and 1926 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A saga of the American boy
Working with the hands : being a sequel to "Up from slavery," covering the author's experiences in industrial training at Tuskegee by Booker T Washington( Book )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to the landmark work Up from Slavery, Booker T. Washington discusses his time spent at the school which would later become Tuskegee University. Washington was the founder and moral compass of the school, so these reflections on his work offer invaluable insight into his mind, the dreams realized and the real world struggles
 
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English (120)