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Holmes, Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller)

Overview
Works: 49 works in 79 publications in 1 language and 195 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Sermons  Humor  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1964, 817.32
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Most widely held works by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes
The autocrat of the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

9 editions published between 1883 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sayings and thoughts of a philosopher who discourses at length to his fellow lodgers in a boarding house on any subject that comes to hand. -- vendor's description
The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

2 editions published between 1892 and 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

2 editions published between 1892 and 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

2 editions published between 1892 and 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

2 editions published between 1892 and 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

2 editions published between 1892 and 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

2 editions published between 1892 and 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

2 editions published between 1892 and 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

2 editions published between 1892 and 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

2 editions published between 1892 and 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

2 editions published between 1892 and 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 1896 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in thirteen volumes by Oliver Wendell (Schriftsteller) Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 1896 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professor at the breakfast-table : with the story of Iris by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

4 editions published between 1875 and 1910 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was born on August 29th 1809. Among his many talents were those of physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. Here we concentrate on his writing. He was regarded by many of his peers - including such luminaries as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and James Russell Lowell - as one of the finest writers of their times. A great compliment indeed. As a poet he is considered to be one of the Fireside Poets and indeed his poems are works of real talent and quality. As a writer he is perhaps best known for his 'Breakfast Table' series. In this volume we publish The Professor at the Breakfast Table, a great example of the series. His writing style was often humorous and conversational and often reflected his native Boston area. Holmes retired from Harvard in 1882 but continued to write poetry, novels and essays until his death on October 7th 1894
Representative selections by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

3 editions published between 1939 and 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie Venner; a romance of destiny by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

2 editions published between 1883 and 1891 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of his 1861 novel Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny (a novel Oliver Wendell Holmes later called his "medicated novel"), lies an analogy between original sin and genetic inheritance. Poisoned in utero by rattlesnake venom, the novel's eponymous heroine comes into the world a hybrid of snake and human. She coils, slithers, and strikes; her skin is cold, her eyes glittering diamonds, and her only friends are rattlesnakes. When she is given a basket of White Ash leaves, a tree long believed to be an antidote to rattlesnake venom, Elsie shrinks into herself "in a curdling terror." Unable to love (or even cry), Elsie passes through the novel as the object of everyone's repulsed and fascinated gaze (snakes are known, after all, for their ability to charm with horror). She falls in love with a young doctor named Bernard Langdon, who proves incapable of loving a serpent. A wealthy heiress, she attracts the fortune-hunting designs of her cousin, Richard (Dick) Venner, who mistakenly views Bernard as a romantic rival and seeks the young doctor's undoing. Alongside the love-triangle of the novel's central marriage plot, Holmes studys the anatomy of small-town America
The poet at the breakfast-table : he talks with his fellow-boarders and the reader by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

3 editions published between 1876 and 1891 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pages from an old volume of life; a collection of essays. 1857-1881 by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

3 editions published between 1891 and 1899 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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