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Beston, Henry 1888-1968

Overview
Works: 80 works in 265 publications in 5 languages and 8,162 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Sources  Musical settings  Personal narratives  Fairy tales  Essays 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: F72.C3, 917.449
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The St. Lawrence by Henry Beston( Book )
21 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
Overview: Vast watercourse, boundary, and the gateway to North America-the St. Lawrence River has been an integral player in the formation of Canada as we know it today. But as writer and naturalist Henry Beston reminds us, this great passageway carries much more than historical significance to the wildlife of its waters and banks. Travelling along the river more than 70 years ago, Beston expertly observed its natural environment as he researched the greatest survey of the land and its people that had yet been written. Illustrated with sketches from the Group of Seven's A.Y. Jackson, The St. Lawrence quickly became one of the most beloved titles in the Rivers of America series when it was first published in 1942. The Wynford edition restores to print this classic work of non-fiction, with a new introduction by Beston's biographer, Daniel Payne, to situate the book within its historical context for the modern reader
Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
4 editions published between 1951 and 1965 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
This is the story those who love to walk the length of lonely beaches, for Thoreau walks alone in this book
The outermost house : a year of life on the great beach of Cape Cod by Henry Beston( Book )
32 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 581 libraries worldwide
The author records his observations of nature during the year he spent in a Cape Cod beach house
Herbs and the earth by Henry Beston( Book )
10 editions published between 1935 and 1990 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
This is not strictly a gardening book (although there is plenty for the gardener to learn in it), but the reflections of a man thinking not only about what he grows but how it grows, its roots in religion, the Bible, history and medicine. Beston described his efforts as "part garden book, part musing study of our relation to nature through the oldest group of plants known to gardeners." The book was written at the Maine homestead, Chimney Farm. Illustrated with the woodcuts of American stone cutter/letter designer/craftsman John Howard Benson
The Provensen book of fairy tales by Alice Provensen( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Juvenile literature
Especially Maine; the natural world of Henry Beston from Cape Cod to the St. Lawrence by Henry Beston( Book )
4 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
The book of gallant vagabonds, by Henry Beston by Henry Beston( Book )
9 editions published between 1925 and 1978 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
The outermost house The canticle of the sun by Ronald Perera( file )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Chimney Farm bedtime stories by Henry Beston( Book )
3 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
White pine and blue water, a state of Maine reader by Henry Beston( Book )
10 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Here is a volume that is true Maine--as eloquent of "downeast" as a bough of fir balsam, as the thunder of a wave of a rocky shore, as the lonely splendor of the northern lights in the sky behind Katahdin. In WHITE PINE AND BLUE WATER has been collected the best of three centuries of fact and fiction written about the wonderful country that is Maine. The recorded history of this northern land starts in the troubled era when the French and English battled each other and the Indians for sovereignty, told here in the words of early travelers, missionaries, soldiers. Then came the bloody days of revolution when Benedict Arnold marched on Quebec. The volume records the strange tale of two forgotten heroines, Maine women who accompanied their husbands on the trek through the Maine wilderness. As America grew, prosperity came to Maine through her ports. Her seafaring days are described by such authors as Rachael Field and Edwin Arlington Robinson, while 19th century men and women--Longfellow, Henry Thoreau, Harriet Beecher Stowe and James Russell Lowell among others--relate their own experiences in the Maine of that era. The inland Maine of tall trees and great rivers comes to life in the words of writers such as Stewart Holbrook and Ben Ames Williams. In telling of the Maine of living memory Robert P. Tristram Coffin describes the ice trade on the Kennebec and Sarah Orne Jewett writes of an old seacoast mansion. F. Marion Crawford notes the entrance of the summer visitor at Bar Harbor in the eighteen nineties. The farmlands and farmers of Maine command the attention of Elizabeth Coatsworth, Gladys Hastings Carroll and E.B. White, while Ruth Moore tells of Maine fishermen and Louise Dickinson Rich describes that imposing man, the Maine guide. Henry Beston is a student of things American, a distinguished naturalist, and a Maine farmer. In preparing this volume he has been able to draw on a knowledge both of Maine literature and of the land itself. His wife is Elizabeth Coatsworth, the poet. Mr. Beston has written a number of books, including NORTHERN FARM, which state-of-Mainers put at the top of their own list
The firelight fairy book by Henry Beston( Book )
13 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 libraries worldwide
A collection of thirteen original tales
A volunteer poilu by Henry Beston( Book )
5 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Henry Beston's Fairy tales by Henry Beston( Book )
4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
The starlight wonder book by Henry Beston( Book )
2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Fairy tales by Henry Beston( Book )
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
The sons of Kai; the story the Indian told by Henry Beston( Book )
5 editions published between 1926 and 1937 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
The best of Beston : a selection from the natural world of Henry Beston from Cape Cod to the St. Lawrence by Henry Beston( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Full speed ahead; tales from the log of a correspondent with our navy by Henry Beston( Book )
3 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The tree that ran away by Henry Beston( Book )
4 editions published between 1941 and 1950 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Beston, G. 1888-1968
Beston, Genri 1888-1968
Henry Beston Amerikaans schrijver (1888-1968)
Henry Beston US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Sheahan, Henry Beston 1888-1968
Бестон, Генри
ベストン, ヘンリー
Languages
English (205)
Chinese (4)
Russian (2)
French (1)
Japanese (1)
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