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Hemingway, Ernest

(Encyclopedia) Hemingway, Ernest, 1899–1961, American novelist and short-story writer, b. Oak Park, Ill. one of the great American writers of the 20th cent. Life The son of a country doct...

short story

(Encyclopedia) short story, brief prose fiction. The term covers a wide variety of narratives—from stories in which the main focus is on the course of events to studies of character, from the short sho...

collect

(Encyclopedia) collect kŏl´ĕkt [key] [Late Lat.,=meeting], in Western liturgies, short prayer proper to an occasion, often asking a particular favor. In the Roman Catholic Church the collect is said, typi...

Richardson, Ernest Cushing

(Encyclopedia) Richardson, Ernest Cushing, 1860–1939, American librarian and bibliographer, b. Woburn, Mass. He was assistant librarian at Amherst (1879–80), librarian and professor of bibliology at Hartf...

Seton, Ernest Thompson

(Encyclopedia) Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860–1946, American writer and artist, b. England. His name was originally Ernest Seton Thompson. His stories and paintings of wildlife, especially Wild Animals I...

Poole, Ernest

(Encyclopedia) Poole, Ernest po͞ol [key], 1880–1950, American writer, b. Chicago, grad. Princeton, 1902. He was a magazine correspondent in Russia, France, and Germany before and during World War I. His b...

Flagg, Ernest

(Encyclopedia) Flagg, Ernest, 1857–1947, American architect, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. The 45-story Singer Building in New York City, which he built in 1908, marked a r...

Lavisse, Ernest

(Encyclopedia) Lavisse, Ernest ĕrnĕst´ lävēs´ [key], 1842–1922, French historian. He was for many years a professor at the Sorbonne. His early works deal chiefly with the history of Prussia, particul...

Ernest I

(Encyclopedia) Ernest I, 1784–1844, duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (see under Saxe-Coburg ); brother of Leopold I of Belgium, uncle of Queen Victoria of England, and father of Victoria's consort, Prince Al...

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