Hamlin Garland

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General Information

Celebrated on the Illinois State Library Gwendolyn Brooks Building

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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

Illinois Connection

Garland settled in Chicago at the time of the 1893 World's Fair.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hamlin Garland was a novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. Garland lived as a homesteader in the Dakotas and resided in Boston, Chicago, and New York City. In Chicago, he became a major figure in the artistic development known as the "Chicago Renaissance." He was a pioneer in American fictional realism. His book Rose of Dutcher's Coolly is about a girl from rural Wisconsin who pursues a career as a poet in Chicago. It is considered by some to be his best novel.

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 at Your Library

Main-Travelled Roads

ISBN: 1437814719
Release Date: 2008-05-12

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Jason Edward's: An Average Man (1892)

ISBN: 0548572348
Release Date: 2007-10-02

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A Member Of The Third House: A Story Of Political Warfare (1897)

ISBN: 0548595739
Release Date: 2007-10-02

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A Little Norsk; Or, Ol' Pap's Flaxen (Dodo Press)

ISBN: 1406589020
Release Date: 2008-02-22

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A Spoil Of Office: A Story Of The Modern West (1897)

ISBN: 0548569495
Release Date: 2007-10-02

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Prairie Folks

ISBN: 1421897466
Release Date: 2007-12-30

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Rose of Dutcher's Coolly

ISBN: 040302983X
Release Date: 2008-01-25

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Wayside Courtships

ISBN: 1421897474
Release Date: 2007-12-30

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The Trail Of The Goldseekers: A Record Of The Travel In Prose And Verse

ISBN: 0548400601
Release Date: 2007-08-29

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Her Mountain Lover

ISBN: 0548400164
Release Date: 2007-08-29

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Afternoon Neighbors

ISBN: 0403046181
Release Date: 2008-01-25

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Forty Years Of Psychic Research: A Plain Narrative Of Fact

ISBN: 0548077819
Release Date: 2007-07-25

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Literary Awards

  • Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990

External Links

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