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Vail-Ballou Press

Overview
Works: 197 works in 358 publications in 1 language and 11,946 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Noir fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  History  Poetry  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Printer, Electrotyper, Compositor, Binder, Publisher
Classifications: PS3511.A86, 813.52
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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 1,329 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 tattooed countess : a romantic novel with a happy ending by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

3 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 360 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 344 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 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 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family sabbatical by Carol Ryrie Brink( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 296 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 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farmer tries to rule his household with an iron hand
Country people by Ruth Suckow( Book )

2 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue cat of Castle Town by Catherine Cate Coblentz( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blue kitten is born once in a blue moon in a town in Vermont. His destiny is to find a friendly hearth and inspire its owner with the beauty and wisdom of the river's song
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
The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue
Other provinces by Carl Van Doren( Book )

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

Sanctuary by William Faulkner( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 207 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 196 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 182 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

Unveiled : the autobiography of a Turkish girl by Selma Ekrem( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Selma Ekrem was the granddaughter of Namik Kemal, the Young Ottoman playwright, whose dramatic pleas to reform the empire prompted Sultan Abdnlhamit II to exile him. Growing up among the progressive Ottoman Muslim elite, Ekrem benefited from an unconventional mother, who did not insist on her daughter's veiling. The book covers the family's sojourns outside Istanbul when her father was governor in Jerusalem during the 1908 Young Turk revolution and then governor of the Greek Archipelago Islands, where the whole family was held captive on Mytiline when the island was taken by the Greeks during the Balkan Wars. Returning to Istanbul just as the First World War broke out, Ekrem attended the American College for Girls where she was one of a growing number of Muslim students. Unveiled provides a commentary on how the school's inclusive multi-ethnic studentship found itself newly divided by the split loyalties of the First World War, the Allied occupation, and the Greek invasion. Frustrated at the restrictions of Turkish female life (though a strong supporter of Mustafa Kemal), Ekrem traveled to America and earned a living giving lectures on Turkey, which countered prevalent Orientalist stereotypes"--Publisher's website
Wild oranges by Joseph Hergesheimer( Book )

5 editions published between 1919 and 1922 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This gripping hybrid of adventure and romance, originally published in the 1918 collection Gold and iron, is about a man's attempt to escape the stultifying confines of civilization. During his journey in the orange groves of the Georgia coast, he meets a woman who will change his life
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

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Languages
English (47)