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Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes

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ISBN-10: 3842429940

ISBN-13: 9783842429949

Edition: N/A

Authors: Oliver Wendell Holmes

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List price: $19.99
Publisher: Tredition GmbH
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 156
Size: 5.06" wide x 7.81" long x 0.33" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

A devoted physician and professor of anatomy and physiology at Harvard College for 35 years, Holmes used his literary talents to enhance his life, not to define it. Literary fame came relatively early to Holmes, when in 1830 he published a few lines of verse in a Boston newspaper in which he objected to the dismantling of the frigate Constitution, which had served its nation victoriously in the Tripolitan War and the War of 1812. The poem, "Old Ironside," was a great success, both for Holmes as a poet and in saving the frigate. However, his medical studies left Holmes little leisure for literature for the next 25 years. That changed, however, with the publication of an animated series of…