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George Ade

Born: February 9, 1866 in Kentland, Indiana
Died: May 16, 1944 in Brook, Indiana

Connection to Illinois: Ade lived and wrote in Chicago from 1890 to about 1902.

Biography: George Ade wrote a popular newspaper column, Stories of the Streets and of the Town, for the Chicago Record between 1890 and 1900. These columns were the basis of Artie (1896), Pink Marsh (1897) and Doc Horne (1899). Ade's greatest success, however, was Fables in Slang (1899), a collection of short sketches that satirized turn-of-the-century manners in breezy vernacular language. Eleven other collections of fables followed. Ade also was a successful writer of musical comedies, including The College Widow (1904).


Awards:
  • -- Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame, 1982
  • -- Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0011748/bio
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Ade


Selected Titles

  Ade's fables.
ISBN: 1177119153 OCLC: 944988202

Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.

Artie, a story of the streets and town
ISBN: 0548028303 OCLC: 176930722

Kessinger Publishing, LLC 1896

  Breaking into society.
ISBN: 1407769650 OCLC: 940854983

Hardpress Publishing, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

  Circus day.
ISBN: 1290287260 OCLC: 940517522

Hardpress Publishing, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

  Doc' horne, a story of the streets and town.
ISBN: 1407679821 OCLC: 940458327

Hardpress Publishing, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

  Forty modern fables.
ISBN: 1176622668 OCLC: 944412721

Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.

Hand-made fables.
ISBN: 1230202714 OCLC: 923391559

Theclassics Us, [Place of publication not identified] : 2013.

  I KNEW HIM WHEN :
ISBN: 1332142346 OCLC: 975451394

FORGOTTEN Books, [Place of publication not identified], 2015.

  In babel :
ISBN: 1313308072 OCLC: 926966151

Hardpress Ltd, [Place of publication not identified] : 2013.

  In pastures new
ISBN: 0665710178 OCLC: 53690665

Musson, Toronto : 1906.

  Knocking the neighbors
ISBN: 9781519393739 OCLC: 953875154

  Lettres édifiantes et curieuses écrites par des missionnaires de la Compagnie de Jésus
ISBN: 0665411154 OCLC: 49147573

More Fables
ISBN: 0548466122 OCLC: 270666

G.J. McLeod 1900

  More fables.
ISBN: 111383417X OCLC: 941748250

Bibliolife, [Place of publication not identified] : 2011.

  One afternoon with Mark Twain
ISBN: 0849200431 OCLC: 3310877

R. West, Philadelphia : 1977 [©1939]

People You Know
ISBN: 1435345134 OCLC: 176932501

R.H. Russell 1903

Pink Marsh
ISBN: 0548393524 OCLC: 179776234

Kessinger Publishing, LLC 1897

Single Blessedness And Other Observations
ISBN: 0548420254 OCLC: 7330048

Kessinger Publishing, LLC 1933

  The girl proposition :
ISBN: 066597292X OCLC: 150594686

Copp, Clark, Toronto : 1902.

The old-time saloon :
ISBN: 9780226412306 OCLC: 944087067

The Slim Princess
ISBN: 0548007411 OCLC: 1075716

1st World Library - Literary Society 1907

  True bills.
ISBN: 128662648X OCLC: 935005614

Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

 

 

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