Elsie Venner

By: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Elsie Venner" is a novel written by Oliver Wendell Holmes. The story revolves around a young woman named Elsie Venner, who has a mysterious and potentially dangerous condition caused by the venom of a rattlesnake. Elsie's father was a respected physician, who experimented with the venom on pregnant women, and it is suggested that Elsie's condition is a result of this. Elsie is a complex character, and her behavior and thoughts are often misunderstood by those around her. The novel explores themes such as the relationship between nature and nurture, the influence of heredity on behavior, and the power of love and redemption. The novel also provides a commentary on the societal norms of the time, including the role of women and the influence of religion.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809-1894) was an American physician, writer, and professor of anatomy and physiology at Harvard University. He was a prominent figure in American literature during the 19th century and is known for his contributions to both medicine and literature. Holmes wrote several novels, including "Elsie Venner," which was published in 1861. The book is considered a significant work of American literature and deals with themes such as original sin, the nature of good and evil, and the role of heredity in human behavior. The novel is set in a fictional New England town and tells the story of a young woman named Elsie Venner, who is believed to be the offspring of a union between a human and a rattlesnake. In addition to his literary works, Holmes is also known for his medical writing, particularly his essays on medical topics, which were published in several journals and collections. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 307 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358718528
  • ISBN-13: 9789358718522
  • Item Weight: 368.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 17 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Gothic,Fiction / Classics,Fiction / Historical