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In The Dark

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James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the "Hoosier Poet" and "Children's Poet" for his dialect works and his children's poetry respectively. His poems tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems that Riley authored, the majority are in dialect.

Riley began his career writing verses as a sign maker and submitting poetry to newspapers. Thanks in part to an endorsement from poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, he eventually earned successive jobs at Indiana newspaper publishers during the latter 1870s.

Riley became a bestselling author in the 1890s. His children's poems were compiled into a book and illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. Titled the Rhymes of Childhood, the book was his most popular and sold millions of copies. As a poet, Riley achieved an uncommon level of fame during his own lifetime.

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Memorial Edition The Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley IN TEN VOLUMES Including Poems and Prose Sketches, many of which have not heretofore been published; an authentic Biography, an elaborate Index and numerous Illustrations in color from Paintings by Howard Chandler Christy and Ethyl Franklin Betts

VOLUME I

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK AND LONDON

COPYRIGHT 1883, 1885, 1887, 1888, 1890, 1891, 189, 1893, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 190, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 191, 1913, BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED COPYRIGHT 1916 JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY

TO THE MEMORY OF James Whitcomb Riley AND IN PLEASANT RECOLLECTION OF MORE THAN THIRTY FIVE YEARS OF BUSINESS AND PERSONAL ASSOCIATION THESE FINAL VOLUMES ARE AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED

BORN: DIED: October 7, 1849, July 22, 1916 Greenfield, Ind... Continue reading book >>


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