Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, 1836–1907, American author and editor, b. Portsmouth, N.H. His most widely read work was The Story of a Bad Boy (1870), a vigorous narrative based on his own boyhood. His short stories, especially those in Marjorie Daw and Other People (1873), are noted for their naturalness and craftsmanship. Aldrich also excelled at writing light verse. In 1881 he succeeded W. D. Howells as editor of the Atlantic Monthly, a position he held until 1890.

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Thomas Bailey Aldrich: Selected full-text books and articles

FREE! The Life of Thomas Bailey Aldrich By Ferris Greenslet Houghton Mifflin, 1908
FREE! The Story of a Bad Boy By Thomas Bailey Aldrich Houghton Mifflin, 1911
FREE! Wyndham Towers By Thomas Bailey Aldrich Houghton Mifflin, 1890 (3rd edition)
FREE! Crowding Memories By Thomas Bailey Aldrich Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920
FREE! Ponkapog Papers By Thomas Bailey Aldrich Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1903
The Atlantic Monthly, 1857-1909: Yankee Humanism at High Tide and Ebb By Ellery Sedgwick University of Massachusetts Press, 1994
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 5 "Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1881-1890) Editorial Aesthete"
Being a Boy Again: Autobiography and the American Boy Book By Marcia Jacobson University of Alabama Press, 1994
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "Thomas Bailey Aldrich and Charles Dudley Warner"
FREE! A History of American Literature since 1870 By Fred Lewis Pattee Century, 1915
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Thomas Bailey Aldrich begins on p. 126
Whitman's & Dickinson's Contemporaries: An Anthology of Their Verse By Robert Bain Southern Illinois University Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)" begins on p. 330
Documents of American Prejudice: An Anthology of Writings on Race from Thomas Jefferson to David Duke By S. T. Joshi Basic Books, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 92 "Unguarded Gates (1892)" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich begins on p
Annie Adams Fields: Woman of Letters By Rita K. Gollin University of Massachusetts Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)" begins on p. 262
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