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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Hamlin Garland  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: September 16, 1860 in West Salem, Wisconsin

Died: March 4, 1940 in Hollywood, California


-- Hamlin Garland on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=hamlin+garland


Illinois Connection

Garland settled in Chicago at the time of the 1893 World's Fair.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hamlin Garland was a novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. Garland lived as a homesteader in the Dakotas and resided in Boston, Chicago, and New York City. In Chicago, he became a major figure in the artistic development known as the "Chicago Renaissance." He was a pioneer in American fictional realism. His book ''Rose of Dutcher's Coolly'' is about a girl from rural Wisconsin who pursues a career as a poet in Chicago. It is considered by some to be his best novel.


Published Works

  • Under the Wheel, 1890
  • Main Traveled Roads, 1891
  • Jason Edwards, 1892
  • A Member of the Third House, 1892
  • A Little Norsk, 1892
  • A Spoil of Office, 1892
  • Prairie Folks, 1893
  • Prairie Songs, 1893
  • Crumbling Idols, 1894
  • Rose of Dutcher's Coolly, 1895
  • Wayside Courtships, 1897
  • The Spirit of Sweetwater, 1898
  • Ulysses S. Grant: His Life and Character, 1898
  • Boy Life on the Prairie, 1899
  • The Trail of the Gold Seekers, 1899
  • The Eagle's Heart, 1900
  • Her Mountain Lover, 1901
  • The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop, 1902
  • Hesper, 1903
  • The Light of the Star, 1904
  • The Tyranny of the Dark, 1905
  • Witch's Gold, 1906
  • The Long Trail, 1907
  • Money Magic, 1907
  • The Shadow World, 1908
  • The Moccasin Ranch, 1909
  • Cavanagh, Forest Ranger, 1910
  • Other Main Traveled Roads, 1910
  • Victor Ollnee's Discipline, 1911
  • The Forester's Daughter, 1914
  • They of the High Trails, 1916
  • A Son of the Middle Border, 1917
  • A Daughter of the Middle Border, 1921
  • A Pioneer Mother, The Bookfellows, 1922
  • The Book of the American Indian, Harper, 1923
  • Trail Makers of the Middle Border, Macmillan, 1926
  • The Westward March of American Settlement, 1927
  • Prairie Song and Western Story, Allyn & Bacon, 1928
  • Back Trailers from the Middle Border, Macmillan, 1928
  • Roadside Meetings, Macmillan, 1930
  • Companions on the Trail, 1931
  • My Friendly Contemporaries: A Literacy Log, Macmillan, 1932
  • Afternoon Neighbors, Macmillan, 1934
  • Iowa, O Iowa, 1935
  • Joys of the Trail, 1935
  • Forty Years of Psychic Research, Macmillan, 1936
  • The Mystery of the Buried Crosses, Dutton, 1939


Selected Titles At Your Library

Main-travelled roads /
ISBN: 1437814719. OCLC Number:

IndyPublish.com,. Boston, Mass. :. 2008.

The Rose of Dutcher's Coolly /
ISBN: 040302983X. OCLC Number:

Scholarly Press,. St. Clair Shores, Mich. :. 1974, ©1899.

Hesper;
ISBN: 0403029511. OCLC Number:

Scholarly Press. St. Clair Shores, Mich.,. 1974.

The Forester's Daughter :
ISBN: 0548184763. OCLC Number:

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Roadside meetings.
ISBN: 0403029821. OCLC Number:

Scholarly Press. St. Clair Shores, Mich.,. [1974, ©1930]


Awards

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