Box 3 - Writings by Dix - BOOKS
Folder 21 of 22
This is a listing of the books Dix wrote. All books are available in the F. G. Woodward Library, Austin Peay State University.
Dix wrote one (semi)autobiography, Dorothy Dix – Her Book: Every Day Help for Everyday People, 1926 which includes her philosophy of life. She also wrote six other books.
Fables of the Elite, 1902 was her first publication. The stories are “allegories in which animal characters act out domestic incidents, at the conclusion of which the omniscient narrator draws a moral.”
Mirandy, 1914, and Mirandy Exhorts, 1925 told about folk wisdom expressed in Negro dialect by Mirandy in conversations with other people of her race.
Books of her advice are Hearts a la Mode, 1915 and How to Win and Hold a Husband, 1939. These books give out advice to the lovelorn on domestic relations. Hearts a la Mode is written in pretext of “recipe instructions,” and How to Win and Hold a Husband was her last book which is a collection of essays written in response to letters she had received from readers of her column, and the problems her readers asked her to solve shared enough common themes that she was able to compile her “ten rules for happiness.”
My Joy-Ride Round the World (republished as My Trip Round the World, 1924), are essays illustrating her travels to the Far East and Europe.
1. Fables of the Elite, by Dorothy Dix. New York: Fenno, 1902.
2. Mirandy, by Dorothy Dix. New York: Hearst’s International Library, 1914; London: Low, 1914.
3. Hearts a la Mode, by Dorothy Dix. New York: Hearst’s International Library, 1915.
4. My Joy-Ride Round the World, by Dorothy Dix. London: Mills & Boon, 1922. Republished as My Trip Round the World. Philadelphia: Penn, 1924.
5. Mirandy Exhorts, by Dorothy Dix. Philadelphia: Penn, 1925.
6. Dorothy Dix – Her Book: Every-Day Help for Every-Day People, by Dorothy Dix. New York & London: Funk & Wagnalls, 1926.
7. How to Win and Hold a Husband, by Dorothy Dix. New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1939.
8. Mexico, by Dorothy Dix. Gulfport, Mississippi: Clayton Rand, 1934 (photo copy; original in book file).