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Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 – 1894)

Nationality: American Periods: American: 1865-1900
              American: 1783-1865

American physician, poet, and humorist

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Writers of Familiar Verse: Holmes; Minor Writers
This lengthy analysis of the author’s life and work includes sections on Holmes’ “Ancestry , “Education”, “Novels”, and “Serious Verse”; as well as on writers such as Saxe, Eugene Field, and Bunner.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: Brander Matthews
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XVI: American, Early National Literature: Part II, Later National Literature: Part I

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Oliver Wendell Holmes
Howell’s reminiscences about Holmes.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Commentary
Author: William Dean Howells
From: Literary Friends and Acquaintences: A Personal Retrospect of American Authorship 1900

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