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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Henry Blake Fuller  

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

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: January 9, 1857 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: July 28, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois

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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.


Chicago LGBT Literary Hall of Fame, 2000

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2017 - The Henry Blake Fuller Award was created and named in his honor - to honor 'lifetime contributions to literature'

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

Selected Titles At Your Library

Bertram Cope's Year
ISBN: 3842432771. OCLC Number: 916068339

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Bertram Cope's year /
ISBN: 1406500607. OCLC Number: 742383501

Dodo Press,. .

Chevalier of pensieri-vani.
ISBN: 1176266411. OCLC Number: 945101721

Nabu Press,. .

Cliff-dwellers :
ISBN: 1290335842. OCLC Number: 940837457

Hardpress Publishing,. .

Last refuge.
ISBN: 1290205825. OCLC Number: 940506767

Hardpress Publishing,. .

On the stairs.
ISBN: 1290309485. OCLC Number: 940524379

Hardpress Publishing,. .

ISBN: 3743322137. OCLC Number: 980282043


The Puppet-Booth
ISBN: 0548218609. OCLC Number: 179780016

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. .

Under the Skylights
ISBN: 9783842433199. OCLC Number: 920890348

tredition. .

With the Procession
ISBN: 9783842466326. OCLC Number: 920896892

tredition. .