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Richardson, Rome K. 1877-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 2,685 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Western stories  Political fiction  Christmas stories  Historical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Novels 
Roles: Binding designer
Classifications: PS3345, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Rome K Richardson
The Virginian : a horseman of the plains by Owen Wister( Book )

2 editions published between 1902 and 1911 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the vast Wyoming territory, this masterpiece helped establish the code of the West and its stereotypical characters. The novel also features the first known "shootout" in American literature
The sad shepherd : a Christmas story by Henry Van Dyke( Book )

3 editions published between 1911 and 1924 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarry at home travels by Edward Everett Hale( Book )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of a thousand candles by Meredith Nicholson( Book )

2 editions published between 1905 and 1909 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A reputedly wealthy and eccentric old man dies in Vermont. His home [in Indiana], the House of a Thousand Candles, so called for the owner's preference to candle light, is left empty save a faithful servant -- his fortune mysteriously vanished, though rumored to still have been hidden in the house somewhere. John Glenarm, the late old man's grandson, stands to inherit the estate (and so the secret fortune) under the stipulation that he live in the house for one year. If he fails, the house will be forfeited and awarded to Marian Devereaux, the niece of the nun who operates the nearby Saint Agatha's School for girls. Mister Pickering, the executor of the estate and childhood rival of John's, decides to find the hidden treasure before young Glenarm does"--LibriVox online
The deluge by David Graham Phillips( Book )

3 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is an examination of capitalism and its impact on the country. The hero, Blacklock, is a stock-market speculator, a rough rascal who mixes love-making with his stock-jobbing. Not only are most of the big men of Wall Street after Blacklock's scalp for its own sake: one of them shares the speculator's love for Anita, and a double motive for seeking his ruin is provided
The plum tree by David Graham Phillips( Book )

2 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young country lawyer is driven by poverty to accept an assemblyman's salary from the hands of a "boss," and when his conscience forces him to vote against a bad bill he is thrown out of office. He becomes a reform county prosecutor but fails in re-election and accepts a position as lawyer for the power company which he had been actively fighting. He makes a rich, loveless marriage, becomes a U.S. senator, and in the end, looking back upon the seeting furnace of corruption thru which he has passed, finds comfort in the love of the girl he renounced in his days of poverty"--The Cumulative Book Review Digest, Vol. I, 1905
Fair Margaret : a portrait by F. Marion Crawford( Book )

3 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Donne is a young English woman living in Paris where she cultivates her singing voice and soon becomes an opera diva. Three men figure as her admirers, one of them mysterious and probably royal
The quest of happiness : a study of victory over life's troubles by Newell Dwight Hillis( Book )

1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sea lady : a tissue of moonshine by H. G Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Couched in the language of fantasy and romance that blends with light-hearted social satire, this intricately narrated story involves a mermaid who comes ashore on the southern coast of England in 1899 with plans to seduce a man who has taken her fancy
Yolanda : maid of Burgundy by Charles Major( Book )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortune hunter by David Graham Phillips( Book )

3 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the vicinity of Tompkins Square Park on the East Side of New York, this is the tale of Carl Feuerstein, a dead-beat actor in the German Theatre, whose loathing for honest work prompts him to try and win the hand of a local heiress
Black Friday by Frederic Stewart Isham( Book )

3 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isham's historical melodrama Black Friday centers on the relationship between the heroic railroad baron Richard Strong and his weak-willed wife, Elinor Rossiter. Financiers Jay Gould's and James Fisk's infamous 'corner in gold' on the New York Stock Exchange in 1869, which culminated in a financial panic on Wall Street and a gold price manipulation scandal that tarnished the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, serves as the backdrop, as Strong's wife is seduced by Datlon, one of Fisk's accomplices. Strong seeks to defend the financial system, just as he seeks to restore his marriage
Double trouble, or, Every hero his own villain by Herbert Quick( Book )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The troubles experienced by the hero ... are of the sort known to the gentleman whose personality alternated between that of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In other words, the story is of a dual personality .... Florian Amidon, a banker of Hazelhurst, Wisconsin, starts on a journey. He has not got very far when he suddenly and mysteriously becomes somebody else. In his new charater, it seems he is Eugene Brassfield, and with that name he wanders Bellevale, Pennsylvania, settles down, lives for several years, and becomes a leading citizen. One night, while on his way to New York he falls out of his berth in the sleeper, and the shock awakens him as Amidon, his existence as Brassfield becoming a complete blank. But his clothes, the papers found in his pockets, and the reception he meets when he reaches New York, all afford convincing evidence that he is Brassfield. One letter in particular shows him that he is engaged to marry a girl of Bellevale, who has the most unbounded affection for him"--The Dial review
The rescue by Anne Douglas Sedgwick( Book )

1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling novel from Anne Douglas Sedgwick combines elements of romance and family drama, as well as an interesting twist on the age-old theme of fated love. A young man spots an enchanting portrait of a woman and instantly falls in love with her. He makes it his mission to locate and woo this beloved--but when he succeeds, the situation is much more complicated than he imagined
The grafters by Francis Lynde( Book )

5 editions published between 1904 and 1907 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young lawyer, David Kent, takes a job as corporate attorney for the western division of a railway, the Western Pacific. A gang of corrupt politicians takes the governor's office on a populist wave of discontent with the state's eastern-owned railroads. They engineer legislation calling for state regulation of the industry. Then, with the help of a pliable judge, they get Kent's railroad thrown into receivership. The rest of the novel recounts Kent's attempt to recover the railroad and put a stop to the "grafters" of the title. Added motivation comes with his loyalty to one of the railroad's investors, Mrs. Brentwood. He wants to preserve her net worth for the sake of her two daughters, one of whom he has loved ever since a summer dalliance with her some years before"--Buddies in the saddle blog
Vive l'empereur by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews( Book )

1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1832, as final plans are readied for a coup d'etat aimed at restoring Napoleon's son and only heir, Napoleon II, the King of Rome, to the throne of France, a startling revelation places the fate of the French Empire in the hands of Miss Nora Fitzgerald, a spirited young woman living at Castle Kilmorra in Ireland
The rose-bush of a thousand years by Mabel Wagnalls( Book )

5 editions published between 1918 and 1919 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon-face, and other stories by Jack London( Book )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of eight Jack London short stories
The healers by Maarten Maartens( Book )

2 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamarack farm : the story of Rube Wolcott and his Gettysburg girl by George Scott( Book )

2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semi-biographical story which draws on the author's experience in the Civil War. The narrator volunteers with "Todd's Ninety," a non-regimental company of Union soldiers from New York which sees action at Gettysburg. The book is dedicated to the memory of Miss Jenny Wade who was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. The first half of the book collects scenes from the narrator's early life growing up on a 120-acre farmstead in a small town near Albany, New York, to which he returns following the war
 
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Alternative Names
R. R., 1877-

Languages
English (43)