Melvil Decimal System: 812.4
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
American And Canadian
Spanish And Portuguese
Greek and other Classical languages
American Wit and Humor
Authors, American and American Miscellany
Middle 19th Century (1830-1861)
Later 19th Century (1861-1900)
Works under MDS 812.4
- The Poor Little Rich Girl by Eleanor Gates
- Is He Dead?: A Comedy in Three Acts (Jumping Frogs: Undiscovered, Rediscovered, and Celebrated Writings of Mark Twain) by Mark Twain
- Biographical and Critical Miscellanies by William Hickling Prescott
- The power of Purim, and other plays; a series of one act plays designed for Jewish religious schools by Irma Kraft
- The Complete Plays of Henry James by Henry James
- The Man from Home by Booth Tarkington
- The Escape; Or, a Leap for Freedom: A Drama in Five Acts by William Wells Brown
- Adriana & the Magic Clockwork Train by Tannis Vernon
- The Sleeping Car : A Farce by William Dean Howells
- Six Early American Plays: 1798-1890 by William Coyle
- Hormones, Second Edition by Anthony W. Norman
- The Register by William Dean Howells
- The Best of the Baum Bugle 1963-1964 by Bugle Baum
- The Old West in the old world : lost plays by Bret Harte and Sam Davis by Bret Harte
- A Fool's errand by Steele MacKaye
- The Elevator by William Dean Howells
- Parlor Dramas, or, Dramatic Scenes, for Home Amusement by William B. Fowle
- The mouse-trap, and other farces by W. D. Howells
- James A. Herne: The American Ibsen by John Perry
- Redressing the Past by Kym Bird
- Ned Harrigan: From Corlear's Hook to Herald Square by Richard Moody
- Staging the slums, slumming the stage : class, poverty, ethnicity, and sexuality in American theatre, 1890-1916 by J. Chris Westgate
- The love of a prince: or, The court of Prussia by Charles Gayler
- The blue and the gray : or, war is hell by Judson Kilpatrick
- By telephone, sketch by Maurice Hageman
- The little poor man ("Il poverello") the life-drama of Saint Francis of Assisi, play in four acts by Harry Lee
- Plays by Augustin Daly
- Clyde Fitch and the American theatre : an olive in the cocktail by Kevin Lane Dearinger
- Henry James, les années dramatiques by Leon Edel
- Redeemed!: Readers Theatre for Building the Body (Lillenas Drama Resources) by Bette Dale Moore
- The Worship Drama Library, Volume 1: 12 Sketches for Enhancing Worship by Mike Gray
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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