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Gelles, Edith Belle

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Works: 14 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 5,533 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  Catalogs 
Classifications: E322.1.A38, B
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Most widely held works by Edith Belle Gelles
Portia the world of Abigail Adams by Edith Belle Gelles ( )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation 'Portia....is a refreshing change of pace....(Edith Gelles) is affectionate yet scholarly, determined to present Adams as a strong character who was very much a woman of her time, not merely a liberated precursor to feminism or the little wife behind the great man.' - Melanie Lawrence, San Francisco Chronicle
Abigail & John : portrait of a marriage by Edith Belle Gelles ( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Abigail and John Adams is as much a romance as it is a lively chapter in the early history of this country. The marriage of the second president and first lady is one of the most extraordinary examples of passion and endurance that this country has ever witnessed. And it is a drama peopled with a pantheon of eighteenth-century stars: George and Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, his daughter Patsy, Ben Franklin, and Mercy Otis Warren. --from publisher description
The letters of Abigaill Levy Franks, 1733-1748 by Abigail Franks ( )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Abigaill Franks's letters are among the earliest extant by a woman in colonial New York City. They are also the earliest known letters by a Jewish woman in British America and probably the western colonies. Thirty-five letters survive, all written to her son Naphtali between 1733 and 1748. These letters represent a rare resource for the study of family life during the colonial period as well as of the life of a lively and articulate woman." "In this book, Edith B. Gelles edits all of Abigaill Franks's letters to make them accessible to modern readers. Gelles's introduction provides a portrait of New York City at the time, describes typical colonial family life, and discusses the Jewish immigrant experience in New York."--BOOK JACKET
First thoughts : life and letters of Abigail Adams by Edith Belle Gelles ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party, two Continental Congresses and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the French Revolution and the War of 1812, the presidencies of George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson - all these events occurred during the lifetime of Abigail Adams. Adams, in a voluminous body of correspondence, recorded in detail not only these historic events but also their effects on her community, her family, and herself. Too often viewed narrowly as the wife of John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams was an important literary and historical figure in her own right. Her letters are filled with perceptive observations; they demonstrate great spontaneity, intelligence, and sincerity; and they depict in equal measure both the quotidian and the historic during the early years of the Republic. Asserting that Abigail Adams's collected letters are "the best account that exists from the pre- to the post-Revolutionary period in America of a woman's life and world," Edith B. Gelles, a noted Adams expert, presents this first study to examine Adams's letters from the dual standpoints of biography and literary analysis. Adopting a topical, episodic approach, Gelles highlights Adams's letter-writing persona while giving due recognition to her achievements as wife, mother, sister, daughter friend, and patriot. --From publisher's description
For instruction and research : a century of library collections at Stanford : an exhibition catalogue issued on the occasion of Stanford University's centennial by Stanford University ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abigail Adams : domesticity and the American Revolution by Edith Belle Gelles ( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portia by Edith Belle Gelles ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
First ladies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The third program in the two-season C-SPAN original series presenting the lives and times of the first ladies of the United States; this third program presents a moderated discussion accompanied by viewers' questions, on the life and times of Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams
Palo Alto authors forum poets, playwrights & biographers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An authors forum held on March 13, 1994 at College Terrace Library, P.A. The following authors: Susan Groag Bell, April Eiler, Edith Gelles, Stina Katachadourian, Antoinette May, Mary Jane Moffat, Margaret Mullen, Nancy Gilsenan Hersage, Vassar Smith, Miriam Patchen attended and discussed their lives and their writings
The Abigail industry by Edith Belle Gelles ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Portia : the world of Abigail Adams Edith B. Gelles by Edith Belle Gelles ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.00389
Abigail Adams : a writing life by Edith Belle Gelles ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In this book, Edith B. Gelles asserts that Abigail Adams' vivid, insightful letters are ""the best account that exists from the pre to the post-Revolutionary period in America of a woman's life and world."" Adams' spontaneous, witty letters serve dual purposes for the modern reader: it provides an intriguing first hand account of pivotal historical events and it shows how these events from the Boston Tea Party to the War of 1812 entered the private sphere. Included in the book is a chronology, notes and reference section and a selected bibliography. This book will be a must for all scholars of
President Adams moves in : November 1, 1800 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Two hundredth anniversary issue focused on life in the White House during the presidency of John Adams (1735-1826). Includes essays on Adams' horticultural interests, fashion in the White House, and the role of Abigail Adams as first lady
The Þletters of Abigaill Levy Franks, 1733-1748 ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Belle Gelles, Edith
Gelles, Edith
Gelles, Edith B.
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English (58)
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