Andrews Mary Raymond Shipman
Henry van Dyke (1852 – 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. He graduated from Princeton University in 1873 and from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877 and served as a professor of English literature at Princeton between 1899 and 1923. In 1908-09 Dr. van Dyke was an American lecturer at the University of Paris. By appointment of President Wilson he became Minister to the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 1913. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and received many other honors. His son is Tertius van Dyke. He chaired the committee that wrote the first Presbyterian printed liturgy, The Book of Common Worship of 1906. Among his popular writings are the two Christmas stories The Other Wise Man (1896) and The First Christmas Tree (1897). Various religious themes of his work are also expressed in his poetry, hymns and the essays collected in Little Rivers (1895) and Fisherman’s Luck (1899). He wrote the lyrics to the popular hymn, "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" (1907), sung to the tune of Beethoven's Ode to Joy. He compiled several short stories in The Blue Flower (1902) named after the key symbol of Romanticism introduced first by Novalis. He also contributed a chapter to the collaborative novel, The Whole Family (1908). Among his poems is Katrina's Sundial, the inspiration for the song Time Is by the group It's a Beautiful Day on their eponymous 1969 debut album. Van Dyke's "Essays in Application" (1905) was quoted by Jack London in the dystopian novel "The Iron Heel". London disliked Van Dyke's ideas, but paid him the compliment of predicting that his writings would still be remembered six hundred years into the future and be cited by a Twenty-Sixth Century writer as "an example of bourgeois thinking". Specifically, London took issue with van Dyke's statement "The Bible teaches that God owns the world. He distributes to every man according to His own good pleasure, conformably to general laws." This London considered as similar to the statement of the Charleston Baptist Association in the 1830's, which justified slavery on theological grounds.
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This is a truly remarkable novel as 12 famous novelists and writers made their contribution to the creation of this book which was originally published in 1908. The circle of authors include William Dean Howells, Henry James, and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. The plot of the novel is built around the young daughter of the Talbert family who is going through a number of romantic feelings and is experiencing first love, first betray and first tears. Some surprises are waiting for readers. For example, suddenly much older aunt becomes a quite modern and developed woman who serves as the rival for her niece. Each chapter was written by a different author which makes the story more interesting and complex. The Whole Family is full of traps and mysteries which are to be solved not only by the next authors but by readers as well. And despite all this, the book is unite and definitely enjoyable and carrying away.
Classic fiction. According to Wikipedia: "Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews (April 2, 1860? - August 2, 1936) was an American writer. Best known for a widely read short story about Abraham Lincoln, often printed as a small volume, The Perfect Tribute, she was born at Mobile, Alabama,and married William Shankland Andrews, judge of the New York Court of Appeals. She published many works between 1906 and 1930.
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