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Published in 1890, Over the Teacups is the last of Oliver Wendell Holmes’s fabled “table talk” books. A collection of charming and witty essays, written in the form of a novel, with Holmes’s characteristic engaging voice, this is a tour de force from Holmes, who was nearly eighty years old when he began composing these pieces.
About the Author
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894) was an American physician and author whose essays were published regularly in The Atlantic Monthly—a magazine he named, and which still thrives today. As a doctor, Holmes was an influential early proponent of the germ disease of contagion, and pressed for the training of women and African American physicians.