In his fifty years as a professional writer, Garland
averaged about a book a year. In addition, he published nearly 500
periodical pieces. A complete list of Garland's
published work appeared in 1998 as Hamlin Garland: A Bibliography, With
a Checklist of Unpublished Letters, available from Whitston
Publishing and finer bookstores everywhere.
Since compiling that bibliography, I have become
something of a Garland collector. I soon learned that no reliable,
complete list of Garland's books existed (not excepting my own
bibliography, unfortunately!). The most complete descriptive
bibliography is an unpublished master's thesis by Lloyd Arvidson, "A Bibliography of the
Published Writings of Hamlin Garland," University of
Southern California, 1952. I also found that used book dealers
didn't always list accurate publication information in their catalogues,
either. (Some reprints of Garland's books, while appearing with a
new cover, do not update the copyright page.) Also complicating
matters are inaccuracies in bibliographical listings of Garland's two
collected editions, the Sunset Edition (1912) and
the Border Edition (1922).
Accordingly, the pages that follow attempt to present a complete
bibliography of Garland's books, ordered by date of first publication,
together with scans of the covers and title and frontispiece pages.
Only those reprintings which alter the original through revision, change
of publisher or pagination, variant cover, or the deletion of illustrations are included.
The bibliography ends in 1940, the year of his death, so modern reprints
are not included,
As you'll see, Garland had the good fortune to have his books printed by
publishers with an eye for design, particularly his early
publishers. Some books are simply beautiful objects in their own
right (see, for instance, the Stone and Kimball books as well as the
covers of some of his popular romances).
My collections of scans is not complete--nor will it
be, since I can't afford to buy all of Garland's many editions. For
those who have copies of books not listed or scanned here, please see the
HELP ME page.
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