William Vaughn Moody

William Vaughn Moody, 1869–1910, American poet and dramatist, b. Spencer, Ind., grad. Harvard, 1893. After writing several verse dramas, Moody achieved wide success with the prose play The Great Divide (produced as A Sabine Woman, 1906). The Faith Healer (1909), however, also written in prose, was less popular. Both his poetry and his plays are noted for their lyricism and philosophical idealism. He also wrote A History of English Literature (1902) with Robert Morss Lovett.

See his poems and plays (2 vol., 1912); studies by M. Halpern (1964) and M. F. Brown (1973).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Selected Poems of William Vaughn Moody
Robert Morss Lovett; Willam Vaughn Moody.
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1931
William Vaughn Moody: A Study
David D. Henry.
B. Humphries, 1934
FREE! The Faith Healer
William Vaughn Moody.
Macmillan Company, 1910
Poetic Drama: An Anthology of Plays in Verse from the Ancient Greek to the Modern American
Alfred Kreymborg.
Modern Age Books, 1941
Librarian’s tip: "The Death of Eve" by William Vaughn Moody begins on p. 806
The Oxford Anthology of American Literature
William Rose Benet; Norman Holmes Pearson.
Oxford University Press, 1938
Librarian’s tip: "William Vaughn Moody (1869-1910)" begins on p. 1025
I Hear America ...: Literature in the United States since 1900
Vernon Loggins.
Biblo and Tannen, 1967
Librarian’s tip: "William Vaughn Moody" begins on p. 45
Reading Rape: The Rhetoric of Sexual Violence in American Literature and Culture, 1790-1990
Sabine Sielke.
Princeton University Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "'The Kind We Can't Resist': The Lesson of William Vaughn Moody's A Sabine Woman" begins on p. 68
FREE! Modern American Poetry
Louis Untermeyer.
Harcourt Brace and Company, 1921 (Revised edition)
Librarian’s tip: "William Vaughn Moody" begins on p. 102
Whitman's & Dickinson's Contemporaries: An Anthology of Their Verse
Robert Bain.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "William Vaughn Moody" begins on p. 503
From Whitman to Sandburg in American Poetry: A Critical Survey
Bruce Weirick.
Macmillan, 1924
Librarian’s tip: "William Vaughn Moody, Nationalist and Mystic" begins on p. 128
Playwrights of the New American Theater
Thomas H. Dickinson.
The Macmillan Company, 1925
Librarian’s tip: "Playwright as Poet: Josephine Preston Peabody--William Vaughn Moody" begins on p. 130
FREE! The Little Book of Modern Verse, a Selection from the Work of Contemporaneous American Poets
Jessie B. Ritenhouse.
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917
Librarian’s tip: Includes 'The Daguerreotype,' 'Gloucester Moors' and 'Ode in Time of Hesitation, An' by William Vaughn Moody
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