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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Floyd Dell  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1887 in Barry, Illinois

Died: July 23, 1969 in Bethesda, Maryland

-- Floyd Dell on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Dell worked for the Chicago Evening Post from 1910 through 1914.

Biographical and Professional Information

Floyd Dell was a life long poet and author of a hit Broadway play, Little Accident (1928). In 1908 Dell moved on to Chicago where he became editor of the Friday Literary Review and a leader of the Chicago Renaissance. He continued to publish both fiction and non-fiction for his entire life.

Published Works

  • Moon-Calf, Knopf, 1920
  • Janet March, Knopf, 1923
  • Runaway, Doran Press, 1925
  • An Old Man`s Folly, A Novel, Doran Press, 1926
  • Intellectual Vagabondage, Doran Press, 1926
  • Unmarried Father, Doran Press, 1927
  • Upton Sinclair, Doran Press, 1927
  • Love in the Machine Age, Telegraph Books, 1930
  • Homecoming, An Autobiography, Henry Holt & Company, 1933
  • The Golden Spike, Farrar & Rinehart, 1934

Selected Titles At Your Library

Intellectual vagabondage /
ISBN: 0929587421. OCLC Number:

Elephant Paperbacks,. Chicago :. 1990.

Upton Sinclair :
ISBN: 1417905891. OCLC Number:

Kessinger Pub.,. [Place of publication not identified] :. [2005?]

Love in the machine age;
ISBN: 0374921040. OCLC Number:

Octagon Books,. New York,. 1973 [©1930]

Homecoming :
ISBN: 0804606749. OCLC Number:

Kennikat Press,. Port Washington, N.Y. :. 1969, ©1933.


  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2015