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Holmes, Oliver Wendell 1809-1894

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Works: 2,862 works in 7,931 publications in 11 languages and 95,774 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Literary criticism  Biographies  Humor  Didactic fiction  Bibliographies  Paranormal fiction  Illustrated works  History 
Subject Headings: Physicians 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Other, Signer, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Former owner, Creator, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Speaker
Classifications: PS1964, 817
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The autocrat of the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

605 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 5,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays takes the form of conversations between the unnamed author and other residents of a New England boarding house. Known only by their professions, place at the breakfast table, or other distinguishing characteristics, the conversants discuss a wide range of topics. Most essays are accompanied by a similarly themed poem
Elsie Venner : a romance of destiny by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

268 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a neurotic young woman whose mother was bitten by a rattlesnake while pregnant, which imbued the child with some characteristics of the reptile
The poetical works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

154 editions published between 1850 and 2019 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together Holmes' poems dealing with the medical profession, the virtues of distinguished colleagues, college days, and all facets of human society
Contagiousness of puerperal fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

16 editions published between 1843 and 2012 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Oliver Wendell Holmes is mainly known for his verse and fiction, he also made significant contributions to medical science, as this essay demonstrates
Ralph Waldo Emerson by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

106 editions published between 1884 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

135 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays take the form of a chiefly one-sided dialogue between the unnamed Author and the other residents of a New England boarding house who are known only by their profession, location at the table or other defining characteristics. The topics discussed range from an essay on the unexpected benefits of old age to the finest place to site a dwelling and comments on the nature of conversation itself. The tone of the book is distinctly Yankee and takes a seriocomic approach to the subject matter
The Complete poetical works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

56 editions published between 1872 and 2009 in English and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry by the author
The poet at the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell HOLMES( Book )

170 editions published between 1872 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic text republished as an e-book
Over the teacups by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

110 editions published between 1890 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally released as a series of essays in the Atlantic Monthly, Over the Teacups, like Holmes' Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, is a table talk book that discusses age and how to live a long life; how to be a great conversationalist; the art of reading.--Vendor's description
The guardian angel by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

142 editions published between 1861 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic work of fiction which explores mental health and repressed memory
The autocrat of the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

158 editions published between 1866 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,353 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
Our hundred days in Europe by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

96 editions published between 1819 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an interval of more than fifty years I propose taking a second look at some parts of Europe. It is a Rip Van Winkle experiment which I am promising myself. The changes wrought by half a century in the countries I visited amount almost to a transformation
The professor at the breakfast table by Oliver Wendell HOLMES( Book )

225 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are imaginary conversations at a Boston boardinghouse and reflective of Holmes's opinions, charm, and wit. The Professor at the Breakfast Table is a sequel to Holmes' The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, a series of light and genial essays full of fancy and humor. The Professor is written somewhat in the manner of Sterne, yet without much artifice. The story of Iris is an interwoven thread of gold. The poems in this book are inferior to those of the Autocrat, but Holmes shows a gift for drawing real characters."--Google.books
Medical essays, 1842-1882 by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

56 editions published between 1861 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fields were green: a new view of Bryant, Whittier, Holmes, Lowell, and Longfellow; with a selection of their poems by George Arms( Book )

3 editions published between 1953 and 1970 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of poems of Bryant, Whittier, Holmes, Lowell, and Longfellow, with critical comments
The poet at the breakfast-table : he talks with his fellow-boarders and the reader by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

62 editions published between 1872 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gossipy exchange among the poet of the title and his breakfast companions with the lion's share of conversation belonging to the poet, who delivers his somewhat eccentric and fitfully amusing opinions of books, people, and habits of thought. Written fifteen years after the start of the series, The Poet takes a comparatively calm and nostalgic tone
The poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes( )

68 editions published between 1862 and 2018 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poetic works of Boston native Oliver Wendell Holmes
The psychiatric novels of Oliver Wendell Holmes; abridgment, introduction and psychiatric annotations by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )

23 editions published between 1943 and 1971 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1863 and 2018 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by the author, reflecting on his life and career
Scientific papers : physiology, medicine, surgery, geology by Charles William Eliot( Book )

14 editions published between 1910 and 1963 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The autocrat of the breakfast-table
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Elsie Venner : a romance of destinyThe poetical works of Oliver Wendell HolmesRalph Waldo EmersonThe professor at the breakfast-table : with the story of IrisThe poet at the breakfast-tableOver the teacupsThe guardian angelThe autocrat of the breakfast-tableThe professor at the breakfast table
Alternative Names
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Оливър Уендъл Холмс

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