Henry Blake Fuller

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Celebrated on the Illinois State Library Gwendolyn Brooks Building

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Name: Henry Blake Fuller

Pen Name: Sometimes, he wrote under the name of Stanton Page

Born: January 9, 1857 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: July 28, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Fuller was born and raised in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Henry Blake Fuller was an American novelist and short story writer. He was a leader in the flowering of Chicago literature in the 1890s. After finishing school, he traveled abroad and came to think that European culture was superior to American. He moved to Europe but returned to Chicago to take over the family business after his father died.

His novel, The Cliff-Dwellers, set among residents of a Chicago skyscraper, is often identified as the first important American urban novel. His other Chicago fiction includes: With the Procession, On the Stairs, and Bertram Cope's Year as well as the short story collection Under the Skylights.

Published Works

  • The Chevalier of Pensieri-Vani, 1890
  • The Cliff Dwellers, 1893
  • With the Procession, 1895
  • The Puppet-Booth, Twelve Plays, Century, 1896
  • The Last Refuge, A Sicilian Romance, Houghton Mifflin, 1900
  • Under the Skylights, Appleton, 1901
  • Waldo Trench and Others, Stories of Americans in Italy, Scribners Sons, 1908
  • On the Stairs, Houghton Mifflin, 1918
  • Bertram Cope's Year, 1919
  • Not on the Screen, 1930
  • The New Flag

Titles at Your Library

The Puppet-Booth: Twelve Plays

ISBN: 0548218609
Release Date: 2007-07-25

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The last refuge;: A Sicilian romance,

ASIN: B00085K8YA
Release Date: 1900

On The Stairs

ISBN: 1408636859
Release Date: 2008-01-31

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Bertram Cope's Year

ISBN: 1406500607
Release Date: 2005-10-17

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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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