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Simms, William Gilmore 1806-1870

Overview
Works: 1,151 works in 4,393 publications in 2 languages and 66,608 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  War stories  Catalogs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Honoree
Classifications: PZ3.S592, 813.3
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Most widely held works about William Gilmore Simms
 
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The Yemassee; a romance of Carolina by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

149 editions published between 1835 and 2015 in English and held by 2,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Yamassee War of 1715
The partisan; a tale of the Revolution by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

109 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) provide a sweeping fictional portrait of the colonial and antebellum South in all of its regional diversity. Simms's account of the region is more comprehensive than that of any other author of his time; he treats the major intellectual and social issues of the South and depicts the bonds and tensions among all of its inhabitants. By the mid-1840s Simms's novels were so well known that Edgar Allan Poe could call him "the best novelist which this country has, on the whole, produced." The thirteenth volume in the ongoing Arkansas Edition of the works of Simms, The Partisan is the first in order of publication of Simms's Revolutionary War romances. Although Simms took advantage of the novelist's prerogative to invent characters and events for his saga, he did so with a historian's eye, making extensive use of official histories; letters, diaries, and other documents; family traditions; and unpublished and published memoirs. Simms gives human interest to the novel's historical framework with two love triangles, mixing romantic conventions with gritty realism that outlines the four classes of Simms's ideal society. The Partisan is also remarkable among Simms's work for its use of symbols, indicating, perhaps, a new intention for the novel. The result is a satisfying work of literary art enlivened with adventure and humor while remaining true to the history behind it
Views and reviews in American literature, history and fiction: first series by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

30 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in English and German and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of "the great American novel" continues to thrive almost as vigorously as in its nineteenth-century heyday, defying 150 years of attempts to dismiss it as amateurish or obsolete. In this landmark book, the first in many years to take in the whole sweep of national fiction, Lawrence Buell reanimates this supposedly antiquated idea, demonstrating that its history is a key to the dynamics of national literature and national identity itself. The dream of the G.A.N., as Henry James nicknamed it, crystallized soon after the Civil War. In fresh, in-depth readings of selected contenders from the 1850s onward in conversation with hundreds of other novels, Buell delineates four "scripts" for G.A.N. candidates. One, illustrated by The Scarlet Letter, is the adaptation of the novel's story-line by later writers, often in ways that are contrary to the original author's own design. Other aspirants, including The Great Gatsby and Invisible Man, engage the American Dream of remarkable transformation from humble origins. A third script, seen in Uncle Tom's Cabin and Beloved, is the family saga that grapples with racial and other social divisions. Finally,mega-novels from Moby-Dick to Gravity's Rainbow feature assemblages of characters who dramatize in microcosm the promise and pitfalls of democracy. The canvas of the great American novel is in constant motion, reflecting revolutions in fictional fashion, the changing face of authorship, and the inseparability of high culture from popular. As Buell reveals, the elusive G.A.N. showcases the myth of the United States as a nation perpetually under construction
Guy Rivers: a tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

88 editions published between 1834 and 2016 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woodcraft; or, Hawks about the dovecote; a story of the South at the close of the Revolution by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

37 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eutaw: a sequel to The forayers; or, The raid of the dog-days ; a tale of the revolution by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

74 editions published between 1856 and 2011 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forayers; or, The raid of the dog-days by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

71 editions published between 1855 and 2014 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Francis Marion by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

83 editions published between 1811 and 2016 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The facts, in the life of Francis Marion, are far less generally extended in our country than his fame. The present is an attempt to supply this deficiency, and to justify, by the array of authentic particulars, the high position which has been assigned him among the master-workers in our revolutionary history. The task has been a difficult, but I trust not entirely an unsuccessful one. Our southern chronicles are meagre and unsatisfactory
Vasconselos : a romance of the New World by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

79 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance of the time of Hernando de Soto
Border beagles : a tale of Mississippi by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

78 editions published between 1836 and 2016 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scout; or, The black riders of Congaree by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

32 editions published between 1854 and 1968 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Captain John Smith, the founder of Virginia by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

56 editions published between 1846 and 2016 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauchampe; or, The Kentucky tragedy. A sequel to Charlemont by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

52 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wigwam and the cabin by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

68 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel focuses on the Southern frontier that William Gilmore Simms knew so well, a frontier whose vernacular, courage, humor, folklore, violence, injustice, and beauty are vividly brought to life through the strokes of his pen. Simms' particularly realistic style is evident throughout the book. This book is a written survey of Choctaw history from the late Mississippian era in the 16th century. Simms has presented an incident he encountered as he travelled from his home in South Carolina to visit his father
Charlemont; or, The pride of the village ; a tale of Kentucky by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

68 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southward ho! : a spell of sunshine by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

63 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure about a young sailor who has a run-in with pirates
Katharine Walton; or, The rebel of Dorchester by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

59 editions published between 1851 and 2012 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of South Carolina from its first European discovery to its erection into a republic; with a supplementary book, bringing the narrative down to the present time by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

28 editions published between 1840 and 2015 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Faber : the story of a criminal ; with "Confessions of a Murderer" by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backwoods tales : Paddy McGann, Sharp Snaffles, and Bill Bauldy : selected fiction of William Gilmore Simms by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keen Butterworth, an emeritus member of the English Department at the University of South Carolina, has published on Simms, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, and other southern writers. He has recently written about Louis Armstrong for the Southern Review and is currently pursuing projects in fiction and poetry
 
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The Yemassee; a romance of Carolina
Alternative Names
Bachelor knight 1806-1870

City bachelor 1806-1870

Cooper, Frank

Cooper, Frank 1806-1870

Editor 1806-1870

Gilmore Simms, W. 1806-1870

Gilmore Simms, William 1806-1870

Gilmore, W. 1806-1870

Gilmore, William 1806-1870

Gulielmus Gilmore Simms

Simms, Gilmore

Simms, U. G. 1806-1870

Simms, U. G. (Uilʹi︠a︡m Gilmor), 1806-1870

Simms, W. Gilmore.

Simms, W. Gilmore 1806-1870

Simms, W. Gilmore (William Gilmore)

Simms, W. Gilmore (William Gilmore), 1806-1870

Simms, William G. 1806-1870

South-Carolinian 1806-1870

Southron 1806-1870

William Gilmore Simms Amerikaans advocaat (1806-1870)

William Gilmore Simms amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Dichter

William Gilmore Simms amerikansk advokat

William Gilmore Simms écrivain américain

William Gilmore Simms escriptor estatunidenc

William Gilmore Simms escritor estadounidense

William Gilmore Simms scrittore, poeta e storico statunitense

William Gilmore Simms yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Вільям Ґілмор Сіммс

シムズ, ウィリアム・ギルモア

威廉·吉爾摩·西姆斯

Languages
English (1,326)

German (1)

Covers
The partisan; a tale of the RevolutionGuy Rivers: a tale of GeorgiaEutaw: a sequel to The forayers; or, The raid of the dog-days ; a tale of the revolutionThe forayers; or, The raid of the dog-daysThe life of Francis MarionBorder beagles : a tale of MississippiThe life of Captain John Smith, the founder of VirginiaThe wigwam and the cabin