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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Henry Blake Fuller  

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


Audience: Adult;

Born: January 9, 1857 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: July 28, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Henry Blake Fuller on WorldCat --

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''.

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Titles At Your Library

With the Procession
ISBN: 1406938971

Hard Press. 2006

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Puppet-Booth: Twelve Plays
ISBN: 0548218609

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.

The last refuge;: A Sicilian romance,
ISBN: B00085K8YA

Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1900

This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher.

Under the Skylights
ISBN: 8132000544

Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.. 2008

On The Stairs
ISBN: 1408636859

Read Books. 2008

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original artwork and text.

Bertram Cope's Year
ISBN: 1406500607

Dodo Press. 2005

Large Format for easy reading. The story of a young English Professor who arrives in a Mid-West University town and is taken in by a society of genteel eccentrics. Rich in observation and satire.


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