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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert Herrick  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Born: April 26, 1868 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Died: December 23, 1938


-- Robert Herrick on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=robert++herrick


Illinois Connection

Herrick moved to Chicago in 1893 and was a Professor of English at the University of Chicago from 1893 to 1923.

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert Herrick moved to Chicago from Cambridge, Massachusetts to join the faculty of the University of Chicago English Department, where he remained for 30 years. Along with Henry Blake Fuller, Herrick was an important figure in the Chicago literary scene in the years just preceding the Chicago Renaissance. His Chicago novels include: The Gospel of Freedom (1898), The Web of Life (1900), The Common Lot (1904), Memoirs of An American Citizen (1905) and Chimes (1926), a negative account of the University of Chicago. Herrick is known for his Chicago novels of realism contrasting the upper and lower classes.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Common Lot (The Works Of Robert Herrick)
ISBN: 0781212677

Reprint Services Corp. 1904

Together (The Works Of Robert Herrick - 25 Volumes)
ISBN: 0781212707

Reprint Services Corp. 1908

Waste (The Works Of Robert Herrick - 25 Volumes)
ISBN: 0781212790

Reprint Services Corp. 1924

Master Of The Inn (The Works Of Robert Herrick - 25 Volumes)
ISBN: 0781212693

Reprint Services Corp. 1938

Clarks Field (The Collected Works of Robert Herrick)
ISBN: 0781212758

Reprint Services Corp. 1988

Chimes (The Collected Works of Robert Herrick)
ISBN: 0781212812

Reprint Services Corp. 1988

Book by Herrick, Robert

The End of Desire (The Collected Works of Robert Herrick)
ISBN: 0781212839

Reprint Services Corp. 1988

Book by Herrick, Robert

Memoirs Of An American Citizen (The Works Of Robert Herrick - 25 Volumes)
ISBN: 0781212685

Reprint Services Corp. 1999

The Web of Life
ISBN: 1406940313

Hard Press. 2006


Awards

  • Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990