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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carl Clinton Van Doren  

Pen Name: Carl Clinton Van Doren, Carl Van Doren


Born: September 10, 1885 in Hope, Illinois

Died: July 18, 1950, in Torrington, CT

-- Carl Clinton Van Doren on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Carl was the son of a country doctor and was raised on the family farm in Vermillion County, Illinois. He earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1907.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carl Clinton Van Doren was a U.S. critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. He was the brother of Mark Van Doren and the uncle of Charles Van Doren.

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Alfred A. Knopf. 1925

sm 8vo/7-8"

The ninth wave.

Harcourt, Brace and Co.,. 1926

Three Worlds
ISBN: 0837198313

Greenwood-Heinemann Publishing. 1978

Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 2
ISBN: 1931541868

Simon Publications. 2002

See Volume 1.

Benjamin Franklin
ISBN: 0140152601

Penguin Books. 1991

Documents, letters, and manuscripts by Franklin lend authenticity to this history of the great early American inventor, author, and statesman

An Illinois boyhood
ISBN: B000875EII

The Viking press. 1939

Excerpt from An Illinois Boyhood
And yet the church meant more to Hope than any club. It had a kind of music that wound itself into the memory. Not the wheezing cottage organ. Not the dry hymns. Not the drone of the preacher. But the music of rich, proud words from the Bible falling upon ears that had heard them again and again and now heard them chime with old recol lections. The silence during prayer. The hush at communion. All sorts of thoughts and feelings, of course, ran through the passive minds of the worshipers: vows, fears, loves, hates, lusts, resentments, repentances, forecasts, griefs, triumphs. But they had in common one strain of piety, a sense of rev erence toward a ceremonial which had become a part of them, reaching back to their childhood, and bringing them at each repetition the accumulated experience of solemn hours. This piety was Hope's religion.
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American Scriptures
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Van Doren Press. 2007

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