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Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Overview
Works: 14 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 43 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  History  Juvenile works  Essays  Humor  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS1964, 347
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Most widely held works by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Human reality and the social world : Ortega's philosophy of history by Oliver W Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The poet at the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 1872 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 Poet 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
Visions : a study of false sight (pseudopia) by Edward H Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 1878 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Grandmother's story of Bunker Hill battle as she saw it from the belfry by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lothrop Motley. a memoir -- Volume 1 by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autocrat of the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 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
John Lothrop Motley. a memoir -- Volume 2 by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one hoss shay : with its companion poems How the old horse won the bet & the broomstick train by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poem "The Deacon's masterpiece," a satire on Calvinism, paints a whimsical picture of a "one-hoss" shay that was so perfectly built that it lasted for 100 years and then fell apart all at once
Ralph Waldo Emerson by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Emerson's death in 1882, his friends, family and contemporaries published several remembrances and biographies of his life. Notable among them is Oliver Wendell Holmes' "Ralph Waldo Emerson" published in 1885. Holmes, the father of the influential Supreme Court Justice of the same name, was a prominent and respected writer in New England in the late 19th century. While many of Emerson's biographies were written by his students and have a common tone of adoration, Holmes depicts Emerson's life and philosophy with credible and unbiased analysis. He describes Emerson as a New England academic and a sort of prophet of intellect rather than a religious mystic. He does, however, provide commentary on Emerson's teachings as a mystic even if he disagrees with some of the concepts. Holmes, who was an acquaintance of Emerson, is able to describe the personality, charm and demeanor of the great teacher
John Lothrop Motley, a Memoir -- Complete by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common law by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: This volume of the ABA Classics Series is The Common Law. In the history of the law there have been many great treatises written by many great legal minds, but only a few have had the influence and staying power to truly be called the classics. The Common Law by famed Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. is certainly one of these books
John Lothrop Motley. a memoir -- Volume 3 by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes Volume 6: Poems from the Breakfast Table Series by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hundred days in Europe by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1886, exhausted and mourning the death of his youngest son, Holmes and his daughter, Amelia, traveled to England and France, where they visited various friends, distinguished writers, and where Holmes received a number of honorary doctorates. This memoir is an elegantly composed travelogue of their trip
 
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