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Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin) 1831-1917

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Works: 521 works in 1,179 publications in 1 language and 18,061 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Essays  Controversial literature  Trials, litigation, etc  Zines 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Composer, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3053,
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Henry D. Thoreau by F. B Sanborn( Book )
62 editions published between 1882 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 libraries worldwide
"When in 1879, 1 was asked by my friend Charles Dudley Warner to write the biography of Thoreau which follows, I was by no means unprepared. I had known this man of genius for the last seven years of his too short life; had lived in his family, and in the house of his neighbor across the way, Ellery Channing, his most intimate friend outside of that family; and had assisted Channing in the preparation and publication of his Thoreau, the Poet-Naturalist, the first full biography which appeared. I received from Mr. Blake ... the correspondence of Thoreau and his college essays, with some other papers of Henry s and his own ... I perceived that the character and genius of Thoreau could not be well understood unless some knowledge was had of the Concord farmers, scholars, and citizens, among whom he had spent his days, and who have furnished a background for that scene of authorship which the small town of Concord has presented for now more than seventy years. Therefore ... I sketched therefrom the character of our interesting community, which gave color and tone to the outlines of this thoughtful scholar s career. ... Much misconception of his character and the facts of his life still prevails; and singular statements have been made in text-books, as to his origin and training. One authority described Thoreau as descended from farmer folk in Connecticut, who were recent immigrants from France. So far as I know, not a single ancestor of his ever dwelt in Connecticut; they were all merchants; and though his Thoreau ancestors spoke French, or a patois of it, in Jersey, there is no evidence that any of them had lived in France for more than five centuries. This initial authentic biography, with its few errors corrected, now comes forth in a new edition, which will long be found useful, in the manner indicated, and I hope, may be received as the earlier edition has been, with all the favor which its modest aim deserves."--From the preface
The life of Henry David Thoreau, including many essays hitherto unpublished and some account of his family and friends by F. B Sanborn( Book )
31 editions published between 1917 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 libraries worldwide
Recollections of seventy years by F. B Sanborn( Book )
17 editions published between 1909 and 1978 in English and held by 807 libraries worldwide
The life and letters of John Brown : liberator of Kansas and martyr of Virginia by F. B Sanborn( Book )
38 editions published between 1885 and 2010 in English and held by 801 libraries worldwide
This 1885 biography of radical abolitionist John Brown was written by F.B. Sanborn, a journalist and social reformer. Sanborn had been a friend and ally of Brown's and served as a member of the Secret Six, or Committee of Six, that provided funds for Brown's attack on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry. Sanborn praises Brown for his role in the bloody Kansas skirmishes and calls him a "martyr" for his execution after the Harper's Ferry raid
Thoreau, the poet naturalist; with memorial verses by William Ellery Channing( Book )
25 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 libraries worldwide
This is a biography of Henry David Thoreau
The variorum Civil disobedience by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
27 editions published between 1887 and 1968 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Philosopher, naturalist, poet and rugged individualist, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) has inspired generations of readers to think for themselves, to follow the dictates of their own conscience and to make an art of their lives. This representative sampling of his thought includes five of his most frequently cited and read essays: 'Civil Disobedience, ' his most powerful and influential political essay, exalts the law of conscience over civil law
A. Bronson Alcott, his life and philosophy by F. B Sanborn( Book )
17 editions published between 1893 and 1983 in English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
The genius and character of Emerson; lectures at the Concord School of Philosophy by Concord School of Philosophy( Book )
24 editions published between 1884 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 libraries worldwide
New Hampshire; an epitome of popular government by F. B Sanborn( Book )
15 editions published between 1904 and 1973 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Hawthorne and his friends : reminiscence and tribute by F. B Sanborn( Book )
23 editions published between 1908 and 1977 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Dr. S.G. Howe, the philanthropist by F. B Sanborn( Book )
10 editions published between 1891 and 1999 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Bronson Alcott at Alcott house, England, and Fruitlands, New England (1842-1844) by F. B Sanborn( Book )
14 editions published between 1908 and 2009 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Familiar letters of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
29 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Thoreau published only two books in his short lifetime. Reading his letters provides a way to access his thought processes outside of his scant published writings
The personality of Emerson by F. B Sanborn( Book )
15 editions published between 1903 and 1994 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
This book is a work about Ralph Waldo Emerson and his "personal traits." Author F. B. Sanborn wrote biographies of other Concord writers including Emerson's friends, Thoreau, Channing and Alcott
Letters and journals of Samuel Gridley Howe by S. G Howe( Book )
8 editions published between 1909 and 2010 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
The rights of man in America by Theodore Parker( Book )
12 editions published between 1911 and 1969 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
The first and last journeys of Thoreau : lately discovered among his unpublished journals and manuscripts by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
7 editions published between 1905 and 2011 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Edited by Thoreau's long-time associate Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, this is a 1905 compilation of the philosopher-poet's early fragments, diaries, verse, drafts, and metaphysical musings on nature. Included are accounts of his 1839 trip with his brother along the Concord and Merrimac Rivers, as well as travels to Staten Island and his famous Journey West," to Minnesota
A Memorial of George Gilman Fogg by Augustus Woodbury( Book )
5 editions published in 1882 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
The social sciences, their growth and future by F. B Sanborn( Book )
4 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
 
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Franklin Benjamin Sanborn American activist, journalist, editor and author
Franklin Benjamin Sanborn Amerikaans journalist (1831-1917)
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