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"If there is anything that keeps the mind open to angel visits, and repels the ministry of ill, it is human love." -- Nathaniel Parker Willis
Nathaniel Parker Willis (January 20, 1806 — January 20, 1867), also known as N. P. Willis, was an American author, poet and editor who worked with several notable American writers including Edgar Allan Poe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He became the highest-paid magazine writer of his day. For a time, he was the employer of former slave and future writer Harriet Jacobs. His brother was the composer Richard Storrs Willis and his sister wrote under the name Fanny Fern.

Born in Portland, Maine, Willis came from a family of publishers. His grandfather Nathaniel Willis owned newspapers in Massachusetts and Virginia, and his father Nathaniel Willis was the founder of Youth's Companion, the first newspaper specifically for children. Willis developed an interest in literature while attending Yale College and began publishing poetry. After graduation, he worked as an overseas correspondent for the New York Mirror. He eventually moved to New York and began to build his literary reputation. Working with multiple publications, he was earning about US$100 per article and between $5,000 and $10,000 per year. In 1846, he started his own publication, the Home Journal, which was eventually renamed Town & Country. Shortly after, Willis moved to a home on the Hudson River where he lived a semi-retired life until his death in 1867.

Willis embedded his own personality into his writing and addressed his readers personally, specifically in his travel writings, so that his reputation was built in part because of his character. Critics, including his sister in her novel Ruth Hall, occasionally described him as being effeminate and Europeanized. Willis also published several poems, tales, and a play. Despite his intense popularity for a time, at his death Willis was nearly forgotten.

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Total Books: 213
The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe Volume 3
2010 - The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe Volume 3 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781149175248
ISBN-10: 1149175249
Genre: History
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The Rag-Bag A Collection of Ephemera
2010 - The Rag-bag a Collection of Ephemera (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143436598
ISBN-10: 1143436598
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La Belgique Et Le Vatican Documents Et Travaux Lgislatifs Concernant La Rupture Des Relations Diplomatiques Entre Le Gouvernment Belge Et Le Saint-Sige
The Miscellaneous Works of NP Willis
2010 - The Miscellaneous Works of Np Willis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142036270
ISBN-10: 1142036278
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Hurry-Graphs Or Sketches of Scenery Celebrities and Society Taken from Life
2010 - Hurry-graphs or Sketches of Scenery Celebrities and Society Taken From Life (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142063900
ISBN-10: 1142063909
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Pencillings by the War Written During Some Years of Residence and Travel in Europe
The Poems Sacred Passionate and Humorous
2010 - The Poems Sacred Passionate and Humorous (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142346805
ISBN-10: 1142346803
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Fun-Jottings Or Laughs I Have Taken a Pen to
2010 - Fun-jottings or Laughs I Have Taken a Pen To (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142492373
ISBN-10: 1142492370
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The Convalescent
2010 - The Convalescent (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142518493
ISBN-10: 1142518493
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The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe Tales
2010 - The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe Tales (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142521899
ISBN-10: 1142521893
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Paul Fane Or Parts of a Life Else Untold a Novel
2010 - Paul Fane or Parts of a Life Else Untold a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142638214
ISBN-10: 1142638219
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Life Here and There Or Sketches of Society and Adventure at Far-Apart Times and Places
Health Trip to the Tropics
2010 - Health Trip to the Tropics (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142691769
ISBN-10: 1142691764
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Rural Letters and Other Records of Thought at Leisure Written in the Intervals of More Hurried Literary Labor
The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe Poems and Tales
2010 - The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe Poems and Tales (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142722678
ISBN-10: 1142722678
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Summer Cruise in the Mediterranean On Board an American Frigate
2010 - Summer Cruise in the Mediterranean on Board an American Frigate (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142865849
ISBN-10: 1142865843
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Views A-Foot Or Europe Seen with Knapsack and Staff
2010 - Views a-foot or Europe Seen with Knapsack and Staff (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143013188
ISBN-10: 1143013182
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Melanie and Other Poems
2010 - Melanie and Other Poems (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143036422
ISBN-10: 1143036425
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The Poems Sacred Passionate and Humorous of Nathaniel Parker Willis
2010 - The Poems Sacred Passionate and Humorous of Nathaniel Parker Willis (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781141856930
ISBN-10: 114185693X
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Famous Persons and Places
2010 - Famous Persons and Places (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141973484
ISBN-10: 1141973480
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Forest Rock and Stream
2010 - Forest Rock and Stream (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781152913905
ISBN-10: 1152913905
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2010 - Loiterings of Travel [Volume 2] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - Canadian Scenery [Volume 2] (Paperback)
2009 - Pencillings By the Way [Volume 2] (Paperback)
1891 - Poems [BCL1-PS American Literature] (Other)Hardcover
1885 - Prose Writings [BCL1-PS American Literature] (Other)Hardcover