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Bryant, William Cullen 1908-1999

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Works: 27 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 2,839 library holdings
Genres: Personal correspondence  History  Sources  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PS1181, 811.3
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Most widely held works about William Cullen Bryant
 
Most widely held works by William Cullen Bryant
The letters of William Cullen Bryant by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The letters of William Cullen Bryant by William Cullen Bryant( )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of William Cullen Bryant / 1836-1849 by William Cullen Bryant( )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The letters of William Cullen Bryant by William Cullen Bryant( )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The letters of William Cullen Bryant by William Cullen Bryant( )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2020 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 26, 1865, as Abraham Lincoln's funeral cortege paused in Union Square, New York, before being taken by rail to Springfield, Illinois, William Cullen Bryant listened as his own verse elegy for the slain president was read to a great concourse of mourners by the Reverend Samuel Osgood. Only five years earlier and a few blocks downtown, at Cooper Union, Bryant had introduced the prairie candidate to his first eastern audience. There his masterful appeal to the conscience of the nation prepared the way for his election to the presidency on the verge of the Civil War. Now, Bryant stood below Henry Kirke Brown's equestrian statue of George Washington, impressing Osgood as if he were "the 19tth Century itself thinking over the nation and the age in that presence." Bryant's staunch support of the Union cause throughout the war, and of Lincoln's war efforts, no less than his known influence with the president, led several prominent public figures to urge that he write Lincoln's biography. Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote him, "No man combines the qualities for his biographer so completely as yourself and the finished task would be a noble crown to a noble literary life." But Bryant declined, declaring his inability to record impartially critical events in which he had taken so central a part. Furthermore, while preoccupied with the editorial direction of the New York Evening Post, he was just then repossessing and enlarging his family's homestead at Cummington, Massachusetts, where he hoped his ailing wife might, during long summers in mountain air, regain her health. But in July 1866, Frances died of recurrent rheumatic fever, and, Bryant confessed to Richard Dana, he felt as "one cast out of Paradise." After France's death Bryant traveled with his daughter Julia for nearly a year through Great Britain and the Continent, where he met British statesman and novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton and French literary critic Hyppolyte Taine, renewed his friendship with Spanish poet Carolina Coronado, Italian liberator Giuseppe Garibaldi, and British and American artists, and visited the family of the young French journalist Georges Clemenceau, as well as the graves of earlier acquaintances Francis Lord Jeffrey and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. In his spare moments Bryant sought solace by beginning the translation of Homer, and Longfellow had found relief after his wife's tragic death by rendering into English Dante's Divine Comedy. Home again in New York, Bryant bought and settled in a house at 24 West 16th Street which would be his city home for the rest of his life. Here he completed major publications, including the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer and an exhaustive Library of Poetry and Song, and added to published tributes to earlier friends, such as Thomas Cole, Fenimore Cooper, and Washington Irving, memorial discourses on Fitz-Greene Halleck and Gulian Verplanck. In addition to his continued direction of the New York Homeopathic Medical college and the American Free Trade League, he was elected to the presidency of the Williams College Alumni Association, the International Copyright Association, and the Century Association, the club of artists and writers of which, twenty years earlier, he had been a principal founder and which he would direct for the last decade of his life
The poetical works of William Cullen Bryant by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of William Cullen Bryant by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of William Cullen Bryant by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of William Cullen Bryant by William Cullen Bryant( )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlands sketches : the Hudson River in the eye of the beholder by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of William Cullen Bryant / 1809-1836 by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of William Cullen Bryant by William Cullen Bryant( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bryant, the middle years : a study in cultural fellowship by William Cullen Bryant( )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English teaching in Japan; a survey with recommendations by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of William Cullen Bryant by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power for sanity : selected editorials of William Cullen Bryant, 1829-1861 by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Precaution : a by James Fenimore Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thanatopis by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The "Brother Jonathan" and its "extra novels"; a study of the mammoth literary weeklies, 1839-1845 by William Cullen Bryant( )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Cullen Bryant, William 1908-1999

Languages
English (78)