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Vail-Ballou Press

Overview
Works: 197 works in 358 publications in 1 language and 12,130 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Noir fiction  Juvenile works  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Medical fiction  Bildungsromans  Poetry 
Roles: Printer, Electrotyper, Compositor, Binder, Publisher
Classifications: PS3515.A4347, 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 1,324 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 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 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 341 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 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family sabbatical by Carol Ryrie Brink( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 295 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
The blue cat of Castle Town by Catherine Cate Coblentz( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 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 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 213 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 213 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 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

The fire in the flint by Walter White( Book )

2 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild oranges by Joseph Hergesheimer( Book )

5 editions published between 1919 and 1922 in English and held by 140 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

Vaill-Ballou Press

Languages
English (48)