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Vail-Ballou Press

Overview
Works: 203 works in 368 publications in 1 language and 14,039 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Noir fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Poetry 
Roles: Printer, Electrotyper, Compositor, Binder, Publisher
Classifications: PS3515.A4347, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vail-Ballou Press
A lost lady by Willa Cather( Book )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written from the perspective of a male narrator, Willa Cather's classic novel is an American version of "Madame Bovary". It is a portrait of a talented woman trapped in the conventions and economic restraints of a marriage. It is the story of a woman who defies expectations, and whose personal changes coincide with the transforming American Frontier. In this work, Willa Cather expressed her profoundly modern feminist views in the life of an ordinary and gifted woman who is stifled by marriage."--Ingram
The recognition of Emily Dickinson : selected criticism since 1890 by Caesar R Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the growth of Dickinson's reputation from 1890 to the present. The essays reveal her growth as an artist, working in isolation, yet achieving a position of lasting importance in American literature
Gerard Manley Hopkins : a life by Eleanor Ruggles( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tattooed countess : a romantic novel with a happy ending by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

3 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Countess Nattatorrini, nee Ella Poore, has returned home to Iowa after twenty tempestuous years on the Continent. Time has stood still in Maple Valley--a Cedar Rapids look-alike whose residents are seen as little more than animated rocking chairs who chew gum, gossip on their front porches, enjoy euchre parties and buckwheat griddle cakes, and brag endlessly of the new waterworks. Into this complacent town bursts the Countess, a full-blown, impulsive widow who dares to dye her hair, smokes cigarettes in public, wears her gowns cut low and her jewels in layers, and admits that after her lips are made up she can say things she could never have said before. Needless to say, the good folks of Maple Valley are awestruck--but not struck silent--by this exotic vision. Just as the Countess finds herself bored beyond endurance, she meets the one boy in Maple Valley who deserves a good education"--Back cover
Peter Whiffle : his life and works by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon his death, Peter Whiffle requests that Carl write the story of his life even though Peter himself considered writing as "constant definition, although it is apparent as anything can be that life, nature, art, whatever one writes about, are fluid and mutable things." Ultimately, Carl settles on writing "a sort of losoe biographical form, a free fantasia in the manner of a Liszt Rhapsody."--Preface, p.3, 8
The blind bow-boy by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the education of a youth whose father is determined that his son shall not suffer any of his own disadvantages
Firecrackers : a realistic novel by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family sabbatical by Carol Ryrie Brink( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ridgeway family find new adventures when their father takes them to France for a year. Grades 5-6
Wild geese by Martha Ostenso( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farmer tries to rule his household with an iron hand
The blue cat of Castle Town by Catherine Cate Coblentz( Book )

3 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The blue cat is like a knight on a quest. His quest is to find a hearth to fit the song the river taught him and to teach the owner of the hearth to sing that song"--Jacket
Country people by Ruth Suckow( Book )

2 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue
The hill of dreams by Arthur Machen( Book )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young author goes to London and feels as though the whole world is against him
Other provinces by Carl Van Doren( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanctuary by William Faulkner( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern story of cruelty and perversion, about a young college girl who falls under the spell of a gangster bootlegger. Precedes "Requiem for a Nun"
Miss Douglas of New York : a biography by Angus Davidson( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accounts of visits to many literary and society figures including Maria Edgeworth, the Wordsworths, Mme. de Genlis, and the Ladies of Llangollen
Aubrey Beardsley : the clown, the harlequin, the pierrot of his age by Haldane Macfall( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by D. H Lawrence( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of poems that include the author's early, rhyming works in "Love, Poems and Others" (1913) through the free verse found in "Birds, Beasts and Flowers" (1923)
The undertaker's garland by John Peale Bishop( Book )

2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary minds her business by George Weston( Book )

4 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ballou, Vail- (Press)

Vail-Ballou Company

Vaill-Ballou Press

Languages
English (45)