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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-1867)

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Born in Maine, Nathaniel Parker Willis graduated from Yale, traveled extensively in Europe, and worked as an editor and author. He won great popularity in his time for his smooth, sentimental style. Among the subjects that he takes up are travel and home, in particular his country home of Idlewild. His prose and poetry works include Sacred Poems, Romance of Travel, Pencillings by the Way, Out-Doors at Idlewild, and People I Have Met.


Works in the EAF Collection

"Bianca Visconti; or the Heart Overtasked" , from Complete Works (1846) (Restricted)

Dashes at Life with a Free Pencil (1845) (Restricted)

"Dashes at Life with a Free Pencil" , from Complete Works (1846) (Restricted)

"Dashes at life with a Free Pencil" , from The Miscellaneous Works (1847) (Restricted)

"Dashes at Life with a Free Pencil" , from Prose Works (1849) (Restricted)

"Ephemera" , from The Miscellaneous Works (1847) (Restricted)

Fun-Jottings; or Laughs I Have Taken a Pen to (1853)

Inklings of Adventure (1836) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

"Lecture on Fashion: Delivered Before the New York Lyceum" , from Complete Works (1846) (Restricted)

[editor] The Legendary, Consisting of Original Pieces, Principally Illustrative of American History, Scenery and Manners (1828) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

"Letters from under a Bridge" , from Complete Works (1846) (Restricted)

"Letters from under a Bridge" , from Prose Works (1849) (Restricted)

Paul Fane; or, Parts of a Life Else Untold. A Novel (1857) (Restricted)

"Pencillings by the Way" , from Complete Works (1846) (Restricted)

"Pencillings by the Way" , from Prose Works (1849) (Restricted)

People I Have Met; or, Pictures of Society and People of Mark, Drawn under a Thin Veil of Fiction (1850)

"Poetical Works" , from Complete Works (1846) (Restricted)

Romance of Travel (1840)

"Tortesa, the Usurer" , from Complete Works (1846) (Restricted)

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)

From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856)