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Riley, James Whitcomb 1849-1916

Overview
Works: 1,366 works in 3,080 publications in 1 language and 49,314 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Drama  Fiction  Love poetry  Photographs 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Performer, Signer, Honoree
Classifications: PS2704, 811.4
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Most widely held works about James Whitcomb Riley
 
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Most widely held works by James Whitcomb Riley
The complete works of James Whitcomb Riley by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
106 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents over one thousand poems by nineteenth-century Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley
Riley child-rhymes by James Whitcomb Riley( )
45 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of James Whitcomb Riley's poems, including "Old Aunt Mary's," "Little Orphant Annie," and "The Raggedy Man."
Riley love-lyrics by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
39 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Riley farm-rhymes by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
25 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1883, this charming book includes many of James Whitcomb Riley's signature poems, including ""Thoughts fer the Discuraged Farmer"" and ""When the Frost Is on the Punkin."" Also graced by noted Brown County artist Will Vawter's folksy illustrations of farm scenes from our past, this Library of Indiana Classics edition faithfully reproduces the 1905 edition. A must-have for Riley enthusiasts everywhere, it offers a warm look at how farm life was depicted over a century ago
Afterwhiles by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
66 editions published between 1887 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection is a unique set of short stories, poems and novels from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. From tales of love, life and heartbreaking loss to humorous stories of ghost encounters, these volumes captivate the imaginations of readers young and old. Included in this collection are a variety of dramatic and spirited poems that contemplate the mysteries of life and celebrate the wild beauty of nature. The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection provides readers with an opportunity to enjoy and study these iconic literary works, many of which were written during a period of remarkable creativity
Rhymes of childhood by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
42 editions published between 1890 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poetry for children
The gobble-uns 'll git you ef you don't watch out! : James Whitcomb Riley's "Little Orphant Annie" by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gobble-uns tales as told by Little Orphant Annie
Pipes o' Pan at Zekesbury by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
44 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An old sweetheart of mine by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
26 editions published between 1888 and 2008 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Green fields and running brooks by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
33 editions published between 1892 and 1917 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best loved poems and ballads of James Whitcomb Riley by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
21 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written for children and the young at heart, a collection of poems about the joys of childhood, the countryside, ordinary people, and natural wonders
The flying islands of the night by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
38 editions published between 1891 and 2010 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Armazindy by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
28 editions published between 1894 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the frost is on the punkin by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
7 editions published between 1911 and 1999 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic poem of autumn is accompanied by illustrations of a young girl's day on a farm
A child-world by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
36 editions published between 1896 and 2012 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
8 editions published between 1908 and 1998 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The well-known poem about a servant girl whose cautionary "witch-tales" warn of "gobble-uns" that steal misbehaving children
Riley songs o' cheer by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
15 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book of joyous children by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
38 editions published between 1902 and 2005 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compiles more than sixty of the poet's works, written for both children and adults, expressing his observations of the simple life and revealing his sense of humor
The poems and prose sketches of James Whitcomb Riley by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
34 editions published between 1897 and 2014 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poet and author James Whitcomb Riley was born on October 7th 1849 in Greenfield, Indiana. Better known as the "Hoosier Poet" for his work with regional dialects, and also as the "Children's Poet" Riley was born into an influential and well off family. However his education was spotty but he was surrounded by creativity which was to stand him in good stead later in life. His early career was a series of low paid temporary jobs. After stints as a journalist and billboard proprietor he had the resources to dedicate more of his efforts to writing. Riley was prone to drink which was to affect his health and later his career but after a slow start and a lot of submissions he began to gain traction first in newspapers and then with the publication of his dialect poems 'Boone County Poems' he came to national recognition. This propelled him to long term contracts to perform on speaking circuits. These were very successful but over the years his star waned. In 1888 he was too drunk to perform and the ensuing publicity made everything seem very bleak for a while. However he overcame that and managed to re-negotiate his contracts so that he received his rightful share of the income and his wealth thereafter increased very quickly. A bachelor, Riley seems to have his writings as his only outlet, and although in his public performances he was well received, his publications were becoming seen as banal and repetitive and sales of these later works began to fall away. Eventually after his last tour in 1895 he retired to spend his final years in Indianapolis writing patriotic poetry. Now in poor health, weakened by years of heavy drinking, Riley, the Hoosier Poet died on July 23, 1916 of a stroke. In a final, unusual tribute, Riley lay in state for a day in the Indiana Statehouse, where thousands came to pay their respects. Not since Lincoln had a public personage received such a send-off. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Here we present Poems & Sketches
Poems here at home by James Whitcomb Riley( Book )
40 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Johnson, B. F. 1849-1916
Johnson, Benj. F. 1849-1916 of Boone
Johnson, Benj. F. of Boone, 1849-1916
Johnson, Benjamin F.
Riley, J. W. 1849-1916
Riley, James W. 1849-1916
Whitcomb, James Riley 1849-1916
Whitcomb Riley, James 1849-1916
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English (794)
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