More Poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Born on November 5, 1850, in Johnstown Center, Rock county, Wisconsin, Ella Wheeler from an early age was an avid reader of popular literature, especially the novels of E.D.E.N. Southworth, Mary Jane Holmes, and Ouida. Her first published work, some sketches submitted to the New York Mercury, appeared when she was 14 years old. Soon her poems were appearing in the Waverly Magazine and Leslie's Weekly. Except for a year at the University of Wisconsin (1867-68), she devoted herself thereafter to writing. Wheeler's first book, a collection of temperance verses, appeared in 1872 as Drops of Water. Shells, a collection of religious and moral poems, followed in 1873 and Maurine, a highly sentimental verse narrative, in 1876. The rejection of her next book, a collection of love poems, by a Chicago publisher on grounds that it was immoral helped ensure its success when it was issued by another publisher in 1883 as Poems of Passion, a titillating title that was as racy as any of the contents. The sale of 60,000 copies in two years firmly established Wheeler's reputation.
The Only Volumes of Poems Issued with Author's Approval in the British Empire were Published By Messrs. Gay and Handcock.
- First UK Edition
- Publisher Gay & Hancock Ltd., London; Undated ca.1933
- Brown Suede Leather Hardback with Gilt Page Edges, 452 pp
- Frontis Portrait with Facsimile Signature
- Size 185 x 125mm, 700g
Condition: Good – Some Foxing To Endpapers, Owners Dedication, Good Sound Copy
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