Author:Frank Gelett Burgess

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Frank Gelett Burgess

American artist, art critic, poet, author and humorist; important figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary renaissance of the 1890s, particularly through his iconoclastic little magazine, The Lark, he is best known as a writer of nonsense verse; pseudonym: Alan Braghampton

Frank Gelett Burgess



(partial list)

  • Vivette (1897)
  • The Lively City O'Ligg (1899) juvenile
  • Goops, and How to be Them (1900) juvenile
  • A Gage of Youth (1901); poems, chiefly from The Lark
  • The Burgess Nonsense Book (1901);
  • The Romance of the Commonplace (1901)
  • More Goops, and How Not to Be Them (1903); juvenile
  • The Reign of Queen Isyl (1903); short stories, with Will Irwin
  • The Picaroons (1904); short stories, with Will Irwin
  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Cayenne (1904); satire
  • Goop Tales (1904); juvenile
  • A Little Sister of Destiny (1904); short stories
  • Are You a Bromide? (1906); novella
  • The White Cat (1907); novel
  • The Heart Line (1907); novel
  • The Maxims of Methuselah (1907); satire
  • Blue Goops and Red (1909); juvenile
  • Lady Mechante (1909); novel
  • Find the Woman (1911); novel
  • The Maxims of Noah (1913)
  • War, the Creator (magazine essay 1915, book 1916)
  • Mrs. Hope's Husband (1917)
  • The Goop Encyclopedia: Containing Every Child's Every Fault (1916); juvenile
  • Have You an Educated Heart? (1923)

Short works from magazines



As Braghampton


(included in The Master of Mysteries, 1912)

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1929.

This author died in 1951, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 72 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

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