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Vail-Ballou Press

Overview
Works: 219 works in 399 publications in 1 language and 16,096 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Noir fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Young adult works 
Roles: Printer, Electrotyper, Compositor, Binder, Publisher
Classifications: PS3515.A4347, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Vail-Ballou Press
 
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 1,303 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 1,191 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 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unmediated vision; an interpretation of Wordsworth, Hopkins, Rilke, and Valéry by Geoffrey H Hartman( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Whiffle : his life and works by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 361 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 loose biographical form, a free fantasia in the manner of a Liszt Rhapsody."--Preface, p.3, 8
The tattooed countess : a romantic novel with a happy ending by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

4 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 358 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
The blind bow-boy by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 342 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 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ridgeway family find new adventures when their father takes them to France for a year. Grades 5-6
Mary minds her business by George Weston( )

4 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two sisters had been writing when this conversation started. They were busy on a new generation of the Spencer-Spicer genealogy, and if you have ever engaged on a task like that, you will know the correspondence it requires
Wild geese by Martha Ostenso( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in English and held by 257 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 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature and its applications : over 200,000 selected references to nature forms and illustrations of nature as used in every way by Jessie Croft Ellis( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby. But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O'Shaughnessy, and when Spade's partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby's trail, Spade finds himself both hunter and hunted: can he track down the jewel-encrusted bird, a treasure worth killing for, before the Fat Man finds him?
Other provinces by Carl Van Doren( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hill of dreams by Arthur Machen( Book )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young author goes to London and feels as though the whole world is against him
Things near and far by Arthur Machen( Book )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanctuary by William Faulkner( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 204 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"
The undertaker's garland by John Peale Bishop( Book )

3 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ballou, Vail- (Press)

Vail-Ballou Company

Vaill-Ballou Press

Languages
English (48)