Author:Harris Dickson

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Harris Dickson
(1868–1946)
Small town American lawyer, municipal judge, and a prolific writer of novels, short stories and newspaper and magazine articles, in periodicals such as Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post, Liberty, and the Century Magazine. Best remembered for his stories about "Old Reliable," a Reconstruction-era African-American character from Vicksburg. Some of his works were adapted into films.

Works[edit]


  • The Siege of Lady Resolute (1902)
  • The Ravanels (1905)
  • Duke of Devil May Care (1905) hathitrust
  • Gabrielle, Transgressor (1906) IA
  • The Code of 1907 of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi (1907) hathitrust
  • The Negro in Politics (1909) non-fiction
  • Old Reliable
    • Old Reliable (1912) illus. by Emlen McConnell and H. T. Dunn (first serialized in Colliers magazine, 1910, as "Ole Reliable") hathitrust
    • Old Reliable in Africa (1920)
  • The House of Luck (1916) illus. E. M. Ashe hathitrust
  • An Old Fashioned Senator: A story-biography of John Sharp Williams (1925)
  • Children of the River: A Romance of Old New Orleans (1928)
  • The Romance and Reality of Vicksburg, a story-telling ramble with Harris Dickson
  • The Story of King Cotton (1937) non-fiction hathitrust

Filmography[edit]

  • The Kangaroo (author, 1914)
IMDB has a list of movies (shorts) produced by him.



Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1946, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also 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.