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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Hovey  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1864, in Normal, Illinois

Died: 1900 in New York


Illinois Connection

Hovey was born in Normal.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Hovey a poet, playwright and translator. He grew up in North Amherst, Massachusetts, and in Washington, D.C. His first volume of poems was privately published in 1880. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1885 and is known in part for penning the school Alma Mater, Men of Dartmouth.


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Titles At Your Library

The Quest of Merlin (Classic Reprint)
ISBN: 1334377715

Forgotten Books. 2018

Excerpt from The Quest of Merlin

Divine Balder and the other Immortals. Whatsoever they begin, Relentlessly we fulfil.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Pelleas and Melisande
ISBN: 1721815171

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2018

Pelleas and Melisande by Richard Hovey Open the gate! Open the gate! PORTER (within). Who is there? Why do you come and wake me up? Go out by the little gates there are enough of them!… A MAIDSERVANT (within). We have come to wash the threshold, the gate, and the steps open, then! open! ANOTHER MAIDSERVANT (within). There are going to be great happenings! THIRD MAIDSERVANT (within). There are going to be great fêtes! Open quickly!… THE MAIDSERVANTS. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

To the End of the Trail (Classic Reprint)
ISBN: 0365462780

Forgotten Books. 2018

Excerpt from To the End of the Trail



About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


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