Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The law is the witness and external deposit of our moral life. Its history is the history of the moral development of the race. The practice of it, in spite of popular jests, tends to make good citizens and good men. When I emphasize the difference between law and morals I do so with reference to a single end, that of learning and understanding the law.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Mr. John Lowell Gardner, a college classmate and life-long friend of Mr. Emerson has favored me with a letter which contains matters of interest concerning him never before given to the public.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. It is is a fascinating collection and will appeal to anyone studying medicine. The essays are based upon the medical subjects and interests, such as homeopathy, medical profession and many more concerning the same subject.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The first of the two stories based itself upon an experiment which some thought cruel, even on paper. It imagined an alien element introduced into the blood of a human being before that being saw the light. It showed a human nature developing itself in conflict with the ophidian characteristics and instincts impressed upon it during the pre-natal period.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858) is a collection of essays written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. The essays take the form of a chiefly one-sided dialogue between the unnamed Author and the other residents of a New England boarding house who are known only by their profession, location at the table or other defining characteristics. The topics discussed range from an essay on the unexpected benefits of old age to the finest place to site a dwelling and comments on the nature of conversation itself. The tone of the book is distinctly Yankee and takes a seriocomic approach to the subject matter.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. A collection of poetry by Holmes. This poetry is in the form of verses, thus describing the story. The grandmother is the primary character of the poem, whose story has been depicted in the poem.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. This is a collection of all the works of literature by Oliver Wendell Holmes, which is indeed the complete collection of his work through his entire life. It has been compiled by Holmes, thus reflecting his contribution in the field of literature.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. "Faith" is the most precious of possessions, and it dislikes being meddled with. It means, of course, self-trust, —that is, a belief in the value of our own opinion of a doctrine, of a church, of a religion, of a Being, a belief quite independent of any evidence that we can bring to convince a jury of our fellow beings. Its roots are thus inextricably entangled with those of self-love and bleed as mandrakes were said to, when pulled up as weeds.
Edgar Allan Poe, Various Authors, Mark Twain, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. & Alexander Jessup The names read like a who’s who in the pantheon of American writers: Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Bret Harte. Given readers’ enthusiasm for Twain’s humor, Poe’s versatility, Harte’s Westerns, and Holmes’s literary genius, it’s no surprise that someone would put their works together. That person was Alexander Jessup, who compiled over a dozen of America’s best short stories and edited them together to create The Best American Humorous Short Stories.
Along with Jessup’s introduction, the compilation includes:
THE LITTLE FRENCHMAN AND HIS WATER LOTS (1839) George Pope Morris
THE ANGEL OF THE ODD (1844) Edgar Allan Poe
THE SCHOOLMASTER'S PROGRESS (1844) Caroline M.S. Kirkland
THE WATKINSON EVENING (1846) Eliza Leslie
TITBOTTOM'S SPECTACLES (1854) George William Curtis
MY DOUBLE; AND HOW HE UNDID ME (1859) Edward Everett Hale
A VISIT TO THE ASYLUM FOR AGED AND DECAYED PUNSTERS (1861) Oliver Wendell Holmes
THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY (1865) Mark Twain
ELDER BROWN'S BACKSLIDE (1885) Harry Stillwell Edwards
THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE OF MR. PINK FLUKER (1886) Richard Malcolm Johnston
THE NICE PEOPLE (1890) Henry Cuyler Bunner
THE BULLER-PODINGTON COMPACT (1897) Frank Richard Stockton
COLONEL STARBOTTLE FOR THE PLAINTIFF (1901) Bret Harte
THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES (1902) O. Henry
BARGAIN DAY AT TUTT HOUSE (1905) George Randolph Chester
A CALL (1906) Grace MacGowan Cooke
HOW THE WIDOW WON THE DEACON (1911) William James Lampton
GIDEON (1914) Wells Hastings
This edition of The Best American Humorous Short Stories is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with pictures of Harte, Dickens, famous Westerners, and the towns of Deadwood and Tombstone in the 19th century.
O. Henry, Saki, Ellis Parker Butler, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Edward Everett Hale, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Washington Irving, James Whitcomb Riley & May Isabel Fisk From Mark Twain to O. Henry, from Saki to Washington Irving—The Classic Humor Megapack reels in no less than 45 classic short stories and poems sure to amuse. Read and laugh!
THE STRIKE OF ONE, by Elliott Flower
THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY, by Mark Twain
A DOUBLE-DYED DECEIVER, by O. Henry
LAURA, by Saki
TEETH IS TEETH, by Ellis Parker Butler
ARAMINTA AND THE AUTOMOBILE, by Charles Battell Loomis
THE RHYME OF THE CHIVALROUS SHARK, by Wallace Irwin (poem)
ESPECIALLY MEN, by George Randolph Chester
THE ANGEL OF THE ODD, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE SIEGE OF DJKLXPRWBZ, by Ironquill (poem)
THE SCHOOLMASTER’S PROGRESS, by Caroline M.S. Kirkland
THE WATKINSON EVENING, by Eliza Leslie
THE MILLIONAIRES, by Max Adeler
THE WICKED ZEBRA, by Frank Roe Batchelder (poem)
TITBOTTOM’S SPECTACLES, by George William Curtis
MY DOUBLE; AND HOW HE UNDID ME, by Edward Everett Hale
A VISIT TO THE ASYLUM FOR AGED AND DECAYED PUNSTERS, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
AS GOOD AS A PLAY, by Horace E. Scudder
THE CRIMSON CORD, by Ellis Parker Butler
WANTED—A COOK, by Alan Dale
MRS. JOHNSON, by William Dean Howells
COLONEL STERETT’S PANTHER HUNT, by Alfred Henry Lewis
UNSATISFIED YEARNING, by R. K. Munkittrick (poem)
WOUTER VAN TWILLER, by Washington Irving
THE EXPERIENCES OF THE A.C., by Bayard Taylor
THE CHAMPION CHECKER-PLAYER OF AMERIKY, by James Whitcomb Riley
ELDER BROWN’S BACKSLIDE, by Harry Stillwell Edwards
THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE OF MR. PINK FLUKER, by Richard Malcolm Johnston
THE NICE PEOPLE, by Henry Cuyler Bunner
THE BULLER-PODINGTON COMPACT, by Frank R. Stockton
COLONEL STARBOTTLE FOR THE PLAINTIFF, by Bret Harte
THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES, by O. Henry
AN EVENING MUSICALE, by May Isabel Fisk
BARGAIN DAY AT TUTT HOUSE, by George Randolph Chester
THE LITTLE FRENCHMAN AND HIS WATER LOTS, by George Pope Morris
THE GRAMMATICAL BOY, by Bill Nye
A CALL, by Grace MacGowan Cooke
HOW THE WIDOW WON THE DEACON, by William James...
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Holmes' classic 1881 study of laws and judicial rule-making from a powerful legal thinker before he became a legendary Supreme Court Justice. One of the most original and important books ever written about law, the process of making rules, and legal history -- now in a complete, proofread, and formatted presentation, not just a scan/OCR dumped into an ebook bucket. The Quid Pro Books edition features an explanatory new Foreword by Steven Alan Childress, J.D., Ph.D., a law professor at Tulane, as well as photographs of Holmes and rare historic images of interesting notes he handwrote on the first edition.
This edition from Quid Pro Books includes linked footnotes, active Contents, embedded page numbers from the original, hyperaccurate proofreading, and the original Index. No other version -- free or expensive -- has these features. In fact, other ebook editions of this book are full of OCR errors and frequently skip words from the inner margins of the print edition. This makes the text read as if every eighth word is missing. They attribute words to Holmes that he did not write, such as "docs," "modem," "tiling," and "laud." [Answer Key: The latter two are supposed to be "thing" and "land."] Slogging through them is frustrating, at best. Worse, other editions tend to repeat over 250 of "footnote 1," unlinked, making the notes Holmes wrote practically inaccessible. The Quid Pro edition, despite its low cost, links all notes and uses sequential footnote numbers so the reader is not lost, then adds the original note numbers for accurate citation purposes.
This book is also available from the publisher in extended formats with extensive annotations and explanations of Holmes' wording, legal terms, Latin and Greek passages, and historical context. It is decoded and explained to make the work accessible to those interested in history without extensive legal training. (The latter edition is named 'The Annotated Common Law' and is sold in print and ebook editions.) Yet for a basic edition with the complete text and notes in usable form, plus an explanatory Foreword, this edition meets the need and -- at long last -- uses care in reproducing Holmes' great book exactly as he wrote it, and in a proper ebook format.
Three generations of poor reproductions of this book are enough!