Oliver Herford

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Oliver Herford


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Sheffield, The United Kingdom
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Oliver Herford (1863–1935) was a British-born American writer, artist and illustrator who has been called "The American Oscar Wilde". His family immigrated to Chicago, Illinois when he was twelve, then moved on to Boston seven years later. After schooling back in England and in Ohio, he settled in New York City with his wife Margaret Regan, where he became the writer, illustrator, and poet.

As a frequent contributor to The Mentor, Life, and Ladies' Home Journal, he sometimes signed his artwork as "O Herford". In 1906 he wrote and illustrated the Little Book of Bores. He also wrote short poems like The Chimpanzee and The Hen, as well as writing and illustrating The Rubaiyat of a Persian Kitten (1904) and Excuse It Please (1930). His sister Be
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Average rating: 3.88 · 815 ratings · 121 reviews · 123 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Rubáiyát of a Persian K...

3.95 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1904 — 40 editions
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The Kitten's Garden of Verses

4.12 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1911 — 70 editions
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The Peter Pan Alphabet

3.23 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1907 — 40 editions
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The Mythological Zoo

3.34 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1912 — 29 editions
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An Alphabet of Celebrities

3.45 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1899 — 32 editions
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Confessions of a Caricaturist

3.54 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1917 — 50 editions
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The Deb's Dictionary: The E...

3.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Artful Anticks

4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1894 — 44 editions
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The Bashful Earthquake

3.71 avg rating — 7 ratings42 editions
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The Fairy Godmother-in-Law

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1905 — 31 editions
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“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.”
Oliver Herford

“Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.”
Oliver Herford

“I sometimes think the Pussy-Willows grey
Are Angel Kittens who have lost their way,
And every Bulrush on the river bank
A Cat-Tail from some lovely Cat astray.”
Oliver Herford, The Rubáiyát of a Persian Kitten

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