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Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation

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Peter Gibian explores the key role played by Oliver Wendell Holmes in what was known as America's 'Age of Conversation'. He was both a model and an analyst of the dynamic conversational form, which became central to many areas of mid-nineteenth-century life. Holmes' multivoiced writings can serve as a key to open up the closed interiors of Victorian America, whether in saloons or salons, parlours or clubs, hotels or boarding-houses, schoolrooms or doctors' offices. Combining social, intellectual, medical, legal and literary ...

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Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation
2009, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521106122

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Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation
2001, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521560269

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