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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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Moon Calf A Novel
ISBN: 054801325X

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2007

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Janet March,

George H. Doran Co. 1927


George H. Doran. 1925

His fifth novel.

An old man's folly;: A novel,

George H. Doran Company. 1926

Intellectual Vagabondage
ISBN: 0929587421

Ivan R. Dee. 1990

Floyd Dell's critique of modern trends in literary and social rebellion, first published in 1926 when Dell was one of the most celebrated figures in New York intellectual life, was widely discussed and greatly admired in its time. It remains strikingly relevant today, for Dell's challenge to artists and intellectuals has yet to be adequately met. What is the writer's appropriate stance during times of unsettling economic and social change? This is the question Dell confronted at a time when many American writers answered by choosing alienation from the larger society―as many still do today. But Dell saw alienation itself as a surrender and accommodation, a failure to confront the basic problems of the society in a purposeful fashion. Analyzing more than a century of literary rebellion, Dell found among writers a recurrent willingness to evade their responsibilities toward a world of indignities. Intellectual Vagabondage is compelling reading, a searching exploration of the attitudes of modern intellectual life. "Trenchant...eloquent."―Daniel Aaron.

An Unmarried Father

George H Doran Co. 1927

Later made into a movie starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Anita Page. Risque novel and film concerning a young man who has an illegitimate child and who must juggle the child's mother, the baby, his new fianc, his job and family.

Upton Sinclair a Study in Social Protest
ISBN: 1417905891

Kessinger Pub Co. 2005

1927. Biography of Upton Sinclair, prolific writer of novels and nonfiction who is known for his steady espousal of socialism and his concern with social and political problems. His best-known book, The Jungle, created a sensation when it was published and influenced the passing of the Pure Food and Drug Act. Contents: Preliminary Explanations Southern Beginnings Adolescent Discoveries The Young Hack The Artist in Revolt Thyrsis Thyrsis and Corydon The Journal of Arthur Stirling Manassas The Jungle Love's Pilgrimage King Coal Jimmie Higgins The Book of Life The Great Pamphlets and Oil! See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Love in the Machine Age: A Psychological Study of the Transition from Patriarchal Society
ISBN: 0374921040

Octagon Books. 1973

Homecoming; An Autobiography.
ISBN: 0804606749

Associated Faculty Pr Inc. 1969

The Golden Spike
ISBN: B00085LY4I

Farrar & Rinehart. 1934

Dust jacket art by Calman.


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