HENRY VAN DYKE by Tertius van Dyke


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The son of the author of The Other Wise Man writes a comprehensive and singularly objective biography of his famous father -- preacher, teacher, diplomat, sportsman, poet and essayist. A far-reaching influence was his, through his post at Princeton, through his wide interests and contacts. But his is a type that belongs to an age that is rapidly passing -- and this book recaptures that passing age for a moment and holds it. Not a biography for wide popular sale, in the sense that Bliss Perry's inspired And Gladly Teach should be; but one that should make a definite place for itself, and that should sell to public and college libraries.

Publisher: Harper