Chapter 3: Nineteenth Century to 1865

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Paul P. Reuben
October 16, 2016



 Outside Links: | OWH Site | OWH Biographical Sketch by Horace E. Scudder, 1895 | OWH in Cornell's Making of America |

Page Links: | Primary Works | Selected Bibliography 1980-Present | MLA Style Citation of this Web Page |

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Source: Old Ironsides by OWH

Source: Old Holmes, Old Ironsides


Primary Works

"Old Ironsides," 1830; Astraea: The Balance of Illusions, 1850 (poems); The Deacon's Masterpiece, or, The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay, 1858 (poem); The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, 1857-58 (sketches in the Atlantic Monthly, ed. James Russell Lowell); Elsie Venner, 1861 (novel); Songs in Many Keys, 1862 (poems); The Guardian Angel, 1867 (novel); The Professor at the Breakfast Table, 1860; The Poet at the Breakfast Table, 1872; A Moral Antipathy, 1885 (novel).

The Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes. 13 vols. Boston, 1891.

Selected Bibliograph1980-Present

Danisch, Robert. Pragmatism, Democracy, and the Necessity of Rhetoric. Columbia: U of South Carolina P. 2007.

Gilbar, Steven and Stewart, Dean. eds. Published & Perished: Memoria, Eulogies, & Remembrances of American Writers. Boston: Godine, 2002.

Goodman, Susan. Republic of Words: The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857-1925. Hanover, NH: UP of New England, 2011.

Habich, Robert D. Building Their Own Waldos: Emerson's First Biographers and the Politics of Life-Writing in the Gilded Age. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2011.

Knight, Denise D. "Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)." in Knight, Denise D. ed. Writers of the American Renaissance: An A-to-Z Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003.

Morse, John T., and Earl N. Harbert. Life and Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes. NY: Chelsea, 1980.

Slawinski, Scott. "Oliver Wendell Holmes." in Mott, Wesley T. ed. The American Renaissance in New England: Third Series. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2001.

Tilton, Eleanor M., Sidney Ives, and Carmen R. Hurff. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Collection. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1993.

Weinstein, Michael A. The Imaginative Prose of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2006.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page:

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 3: Oliver Wendell Holmes." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. WWW URL: (provide page date or date of your login).

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