Hamlin Garland

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General Information

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Name: Hamlin Garland

Pen Name: None

Born: September 16, 1860 in West Salem, Wisconsin

Died: March 4, 1940 in Hollywood, California

Celebrated on the Illinois State Library, Gwendolyn Brooks Building

"As a writer, I have always been among the minority. I believe in dignity, decorum, and grace, and I decline to honor those who pander the appetites of millions...in such judgement (of salacious fiction) the voice of the people is not the voice of God. I do not accept popular judgement on wall paper. Why should I do so when a book is in question?" - Hamlin Garland

Illinois Connection

Hamlin lived in Chicago for a time.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hamlin Garland was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. He was a pioneer in American fictional realism (which he called "veritism"), settled in Chicago at the time of the 1893 World's Fair and became a major figure in the artistic development known as the Chicago Renaissance. Rose of Dutcher's Coolly (1895), about a girl from rural Wisconsin who pursues a career as a poet in Chicago, is perhaps his best novel. Garland lived as a homesteader in the Dakotas and resided in Boston, Chicago, and New York City.

Published Works

  • Under the Wheel, 1890
  • Main Traveled Roads, 1891
  • Jason Edwards, 1892
  • A Member of the Third House, 1892
  • A Little Norsk, 1892
  • A Spoil of Office, 1892
  • Prairie Folks, 1893
  • Prairie Songs, 1893
  • Crumbling Idols, 1894
  • Rose of Dutcher's Coolly, 1895
  • Wayside Courtships, 1897
  • The Spirit of Sweetwater, 1898
  • Ulysses S. Grant: His Life and Character, 1898
  • Boy Life on the Prairie, 1899
  • The Trail of the Gold Seekers, 1899
  • The Eagle's Heart, 1900
  • Her Mountain Lover, 1901
  • The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop, 1902
  • Hesper, 1903
  • The Light of the Star, 1904
  • The Tyranny of the Dark, 1905
  • Witch's Gold, 1906
  • The Long Trail, 1907
  • Money Magic, 1907
  • The Shadow World, 1908
  • The Moccasin Ranch, 1909
  • Cavanagh, Forest Ranger, 1910
  • Other Main Traveled Roads, 1910
  • Victor Ollnee's Discipline, 1911
  • The Forester's Daughter, 1914
  • They of the High Trails, 1916
  • A Son of the Middle Border, 1917
  • A Daughter of the Middle Border, 1921
  • A Pioneer Mother, The Bookfellows, 1922
  • The Book of the American Indian, Harper, 1923
  • Trail Makers of the Middle Border, Macmillan, 1926
  • The Westward March of American Settlement, 1927
  • Prairie Song and Western Story, Allyn & Bacon, 1928
  • Back Trailers from the Middle Border, Macmillan, 1928
  • Roadside Meetings, Macmillan, 1930
  • Companions on the Trail, 1931
  • My Friendly Contemporaries: A Literacy Log, Macmillan, 1932
  • Afternoon Neighbors, Macmillan, 1934
  • Iowa, O Iowa, 1935
  • Joys of the Trail, 1935
  • Forty Years of Psychic Research, Macmillan, 1936
  • The Mystery of the Buried Crosses, Dutton, 1939

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Jason Edward's: An Average Man (1892)

ISBN: 0548572348
Release Date: 2007-10-02

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Prairie Folks

ISBN: 1421897466
Release Date: 2007-12-30

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The Captain of the Gray Horse Troop

ISBN: 1434493407
Release Date: 2007-10-05

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Mart Haney's Mate: Money Magic

ISBN: 0548550131
Release Date: 2007-09-13

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The Shadow World

ISBN: 1435392787
Release Date: 2008-02-12

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Other Main-Travelled Roads

ISBN: 1434661326
Release Date: 2007-09-29

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They Of The High Trails

ISBN: 0548553211
Release Date: 2007-09-13

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Roadside Meetings

ISBN: 0403029821
Release Date: 2008-01-25

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Afternoon Neighbors

ISBN: 0403046181
Release Date: 2008-01-25

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Literary Awards

In 1990, his name was engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures.

External Links

Hamlin Garland on WorldCat

Hamlin Garland on Amazon

Hamlin Garland on Wikipedia


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