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Wheatley, Phillis 1753-1784

Overview
Works: 489 works in 1,498 publications in 2 languages and 55,092 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Personal correspondence  Biographies  Musical settings  Songs and music  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Songs  Music  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Creator
Classifications: PS866, 811.1
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Poems on various subjects, religious and moral by Phillis Wheatley( )

192 editions published between 1773 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (London, 1773) is the first book published by an African-American author, and the frontispiece portrait of Wheatley is the only surviving work by the African-American slave artist Scipio Moorhead (born ca. 1750)"--Digital Collections home page
The poems of Phillis Wheatley by Phillis Wheatley( Book )

33 editions published between 1909 and 2021 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and letters of the first significant black American writer who knew no English when she was brought from Africa to Boston as a child in the eighteenth century
American premieres by United States Air Force Band( Recording )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Phillis Wheatley( Book )

21 editions published between 1773 and 2015 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xeroxes of five ms. poems by Phillis Wheatley, including one in a letter from Wheatley to Mary Clap Wooster; and a photocopy of Wheatley's "Elegiac poem, on the death of ... George Whitefield" in a pamphlet by Ebenezer Pemberton. Also, five letters from various collections containing references to Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley and her writings by William Henry Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the Rev. Mr. Pitkin, on the death of his lady by Phillis Wheatley( )

15 editions published in 1772 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the Hon'ble Thomas Hubbard, Esq ; on the death of Mrs. Thankfull Leonard by Phillis Wheatley( )

10 editions published in 1773 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

January 1773 poem by Phillis Wheatley, entitled "To the Honorable Thomas Hubbard, Esq., on the Death of Mrs. Thankful Leonard." Of note, Wheatley was the first published African American female poet
An elegy, sacred to the memory of the great divine, the Reverend and learned Dr. Samuel Cooper : who departed this life December 29, 1783, aetatis 59. by Phillis Wheatley( )

16 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of Phillis Wheatley : a native African and a slave by Phillis Wheatley( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of America's first published black poet was published before the Revolutionary War and recognized throughout the English-speaking world. Phillis Wheatley was born in Africa, sold as a slave in America, and became a celebrity in Europe. This volume also contains a short memoir of her life
Poems on various subjects, religious and moral by Phillis Wheatley( )

14 editions published between 1773 and 1996 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir and poems of Phillis Wheatley, a native African and a slave. Also, Poems by a slave by Phillis Wheatley( Book )

17 editions published between 1833 and 1988 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a memoir and collection of poems by Phyllis Wheatley, the first African-American poet and first African-American woman to publish her writing in America
Liberty and peace : a poem. by Phillis Wheatley( )

10 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phillis's poem on the death of Mr. Whitefield by Phillis Wheatley( )

9 editions published in 1770 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elegy, to Miss. Mary Moorhead, on the death of her father, the Rev. Mr. John Moorhead by Phillis Wheatley( )

9 editions published in 1773 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To Mrs. Leonard, on the death of her husband by Phillis Wheatley( )

9 editions published in 1771 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Phillis Wheatley by Phillis Wheatley( Book )

7 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition includes all of the known surviving writings of the poet . . . several of which have been discovered since the last attempt at a complete edition was published in 2001. Of the fifty-seven poems, as well as their authoritative variants, forty-six were published during her lifetime. Versions of nine of them were printed before September 1773. Wheatley published thirty-eight works in Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (London, 1773). Only seven of her poems were printed between 1773 and her death in 1784. Eleven poems survive only in manuscript versions. This edition also includes all of Wheatley's extant prose writings, twenty-three letters and four subscription proposals. It includes as well the three known surviving letters written to Wheatley. Wheatley's writings are accompanied by an introduction to her life and times, as well as extensive textual and explanatory notes." --
Religious and moral poems by Phillis Wheatley( )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Phillis Wheatley : with letters and a memoir by Phillis Wheatley( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Africa in 1753, Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped at the age of 7 and sold into slavery. At 19, she became the first black American poet to publish a book, on which this volume is based. Wheatley's elegies and odes offer fascinating glimpses into the origins of African-American literary traditions"--Publisher description
 
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The poems of Phillis Wheatley
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Alternative Names
Filis Uitli

Filis Vitli

Peters, Phillis.

Peters, Phillis 1753-1784

Peters, Phillis Wheatley.

Peters, Phillis Wheatley 1753-1784

Peters, Phillis Wheatley, 1753-1785

Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley afroamerikanische Dichterin

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Phyllis Wheatley

Wheatley Peter, Phillis 1753-1784

Wheatley, Phillis, afterwards Phillis Peters, 1753-1784

Wheatley, Phyllis.

Wheatley, Phyllis 1753-1784

Уитли, Филлис

Филис Витли

Филис Уитли

פיליס ויטלי

פיליס ויטלי משוררת אמריקאית

فيليس ويتلي

فيليس ويتلي شاعرة أمريكية

فیلیس ویتلی شاعر آمریکایی

பில்லிஸ் வீட்லி

ഫിലിസ് വീറ്റ്‌ലി

ფილის უიტლი

フィリス・ホイートリー アフリカ出身のアメリカの詩人

菲丽丝·惠特蕾

Languages
English (662)

German (1)