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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Auhtor: William Dean Howells

Language: english

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biography
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Review by Stephen M. Charme, June 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Oliver Wendell Holmes':

William Dean Howells (March 1 1837 ? May 11 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He was known for the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham.

Excerpts from the Book 'Oliver Wendell Holmes':


... them, for Longfellow was not of the place, though by his sympathies and relations he became of it and I have not mentioned Oliver Wendell Holmes, because ...
... on the Atlantic Monthly, and I remember that in this brief moment with him he brought me to book about some vaunting paragraph in the 'Nation' claiming ...
... the doctor's help as a physician, though he looked so very well, and was so lively and cheerful, that I have since had my doubts whether he had not made ...
... know the character of the person who made overtures to his acquaintance, for he was aware that his friendship lay close to it he wanted to be sure that ...
... It can do no harm at this late day to impart from the secrets of the publishing house the fact that a supposed infidelity in the tone of his story ...
... that he could not practise the feints some use to conceal that interest in self which, after all, every one knows is only concealed. He frankly and ...
... when I had newly become the sole editor. We wished to signalize our accession to the control of the magazine by a stroke that should tell most ...
... activity or literary charm. During all that time the work he did in mere quantity was the work that a man in the prime of life might well have been ...
... Of course he would not provoke it, but if it came of itself, he would not deny himself the pleasure, as long as a relish of it remained. He used humorously ...
... in the matter. I have always felt it a proof of his extreme leniency to me, unworthy, that the doctor was able to tolerate my own defection from ...
... you could count fourteen towns and villages in the compass of that view, with the three conspicuous monuments accenting the different attractions of ...
... behind the house. The reader will recall his lovely poem, My Aviary, which deals with the winged life of that pleasant prospect. I shared with him in ...
... house the Irish maid who opened the door had the effect of being a neighbor too, and of being in the joke of the little formality she apologized in ...
... somewhat ignobly given to it, though he was patient, after all. He used to say, and I believe he has said it in print,-[Holmes said it in print many ...
... year round, and we all went out to meet him, when he drove up in his open carriage, with the little sunshade in his hand, which he took with him for protection ...
... if not always, the most personal thing. In my later meetings with him I was struck more and more by his gentleness. I believe that men are apt to grow ...
... after his death, and told me that Lowell once in the fever of his anti-slavery apostolate had written him, urging him strongly, as a matter of duty, ...
... I love to think is all that divides us.. Men are never long together without speaking of women, and I said how inevitably men's lives ended where ...
... their thresholds. ETEXT EDITOR'S BOOKMARKS:. Appeal, which he had come to recognize as invasive Appeared to have no grudge left Could make us feel ...
... 1983, Al Alvarez published, The Biggest Game in Town, a book detailing the 1981 World Series of Poker event. The first book of its kind, it described ...