Eva March Tappan’s “A Friend in the Library” series is a comprehensive guide to the writings of six seminal American writers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. This volume deals with the home-life, examining their work for references to their home-life and their ideas relating to this concept in general. This book offers the reader an insight into the lives and minds of these seminal writers and is highly recommended for students of American literature. Eva March Tappan (1854 – 1930) was an American author and teacher. Other notable works by this author include: “Adventures & Achievements” (1900), “Poems & Rhymes” (1900), and “In the Days of Queen Elizabeth” (1902). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author. This book was first published in 1909.