Henry Blake Fuller (January 9, 1857–July 28, 1929) was a United States novelist and short story writer, born in Chicago, Illinois.
Fuller’s earliest works were travel romances set in Italy that featured allegorical characters. Both The Chevalier of Pensieri–Vani (1890) and The Châtelaine of La Trinité (1892) bear some thematic resemblance to the works of Henry James, whose primary interest was in the contrast between American and European ways of life. Fuller’s first two books appealed to the genteel tastes of cultivated New Englanders such as Charles Eliot Norton and James Russell Lowell, who took Fuller’s work as a promising sign of a burgeoning literary culture in what was then still largely the frontier city of Chicago.
Books in order of publication:
The Cliff Dwellers – 1893
With the Procession – 1894
On the Stairs – 1918
Bertram Cope’s Year – 1919
From The Other Side; Stories Of Transatlantic Travel – 1969
Under the Skylights – 2007
The Puppet-Booth: Twelve Plays – 2010
Waldo Trench, and Others: Stories of Americans in Italy – 2013
Works of Henry Blake Fuller – 2013
The Chevalier of Pensieri-Vani: Together with Frequent References to the Prorege of Arcopia – 2015