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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Hovey  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1864, in Normal, Illinois

Died: 1900 in New York


Illinois Connection

Hovey was born in Normal.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Hovey a poet, playwright and translator. He grew up in North Amherst, Massachusetts, and in Washington, D.C. His first volume of poems was privately published in 1880. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1885 and is known in part for penning the school Alma Mater, Men of Dartmouth.


Published Works

  • The Quest of Merlin, Forgotten Books, 2018
  • Pelleas and Melisande, CreateSpace, 2018
  • To the End of the Trail, Forgotten Books, 2018


Selected Titles At Your Library

QUEST OF MERLIN (CLASSIC REPRINT).
ISBN: 1334377715. OCLC Number:

FORGOTTEN Books,. [Place of publication not identified],. 2016.


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