The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field. Eugene Field.
The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field
The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field
The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field

The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field

New York: Charles Scribner's, 1911. Hardcover. THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF EUGENE FIELD Eugene Field Published by - New York - Charles Scribner's, 1911 A collection of the Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field. Only eight volumes out of the original complete set of 12 twelve volumes. The set consists of: Little Book of Profitable Tales, Second Book of Verse, Poems of Childhood, Holy Cross and Other Tales, The Sabine Farm, The House, Second Book of Tales, Sharps and Flats I. Eugene Field, Sr. (September 2, 1850 November 4, 1895) was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. Field worked as a journalist for the St. Joseph Gazette in Saint Joseph, Missouri, in 1875. Field soon rose to become city editor of the Gazette. He became known for his light, humorous articles written in a gossipy style, some of which were reprinted by other newspapers around the country. It was during this time that he wrote the famous poem Lovers Lane about a street in St. Joseph, Missouri. From 1876 through 1880 Field lived in St. Louis, first as an editorial writer for the Morning Journal and subsequently for the Times-Journal. After a brief stint as managing editor of the Kansas City Times, he worked for two years as editor of the Denver Tribune. In 1883 Field moved to Chicago where he wrote a humorous newspaper column called Sharps and Flats for the Chicago Daily News. The Sharps and Flats column ran in the newspaper's morning edition. In it, Field made quips about issues and personalities of the day, especially in the arts and literature. A pet subject was the intellectual greatness of Chicago, especially compared to Boston. Field first started publishing poetry in 1879, when his poem Christmas Treasures appeared in A Little Book of Western Verse. Over a dozen volumes of poetry followed and he became well known for his light-hearted poems for children, among the most famous of which are Wynken, Blynken, and Nod and The Duel (which is perhaps better known as The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat). Field also published a number of short stories, including The Holy Cross and Daniel and the Devil. Several of his poems were set to music with commercial success. Many of his works were accompanied by paintings from Maxfield Parrish. His former home in St. Louis is now a museum. A memorial to him, a statue of the Dream Lady from his poem Rock-a-by-Lady, was erected in 1922 at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. There is also a park and fieldhouse named in his honor in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood. In nearby Oak Park, Illinois, another park is named in his honor. A statue of Wynken, Blynken and Nod adorns Washington Park, near Field's Denver home. Bound in simple full red Morocco, red cloud endpapers, TEG others uncut, with the bookplate of John and Helen Friel in each vol on the front paste-down. An elegant little set 12mo. Good. Item #103

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