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Simms, William Gilmore 1806-1870

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Works: 1,117 works in 4,312 publications in 2 languages and 65,793 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Catalogs  Historical fiction  War stories  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Honoree
Classifications: PZ3.S592, 813.3
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Most widely held works by William Gilmore Simms
The Yemassee; a romance of Carolina by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
126 editions published between 1835 and 2015 in English and held by 2,159 libraries worldwide
"The determination of the whole was soon made. Huspah, the superior but superannuated chief, tottering in advance, and singing mournfully the song of death with which the Indian always prepares for its approach, the song became general with the victims, and with drawn knives and ready hatchets, they threw wide the entrance, and rushing forth with a fury duly heightened by the utter hopelessness of escape, they struck desperately on all sides among the hundreds by whom they were beleaguered. But they had been waited and prepared for, and forbearing to strike in return, and freely risking their own lives, the Indians were content to bear them down by the force of numbers."--Publisher's website
The partisan; a tale of the Revolution by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
108 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and held by 1,401 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 )
38 editions published between 1845 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,028 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
Woodcraft; or, Hawks about the dovecote; a story of the South at the close of the Revolution by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
36 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
The scout; or, The black riders of Congaree by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
64 editions published between 1854 and 2013 in English and held by 913 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 )
73 editions published between 1856 and 2011 in English and held by 876 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 854 libraries worldwide
The life of Francis Marion by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
82 editions published between 1811 and 2016 in English and held by 841 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
Guy Rivers: a tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
66 editions published between 1834 and 2016 in English and held by 815 libraries worldwide
Vasconselos : a romance of the New World by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
76 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
A romance of the time of Hernando de Soto
Richard Hurdis, a tale of Alabama by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
61 editions published between 1855 and 2014 in English and held by 776 libraries worldwide
In addition to the text, this edition includes a Simms chronology, historical background, explanatory notes, textual notes, and a select bibliography
Border beagles : a tale of Mississippi by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
74 editions published between 1836 and 2016 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
The life of Captain John Smith, the founder of Virginia by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
55 editions published between 1846 and 2016 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Katharine Walton; or, The rebel of Dorchester by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
69 editions published between 1851 and 2012 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
The wigwam and the cabin by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
72 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and held by 686 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
Beauchampe; or, The Kentucky tragedy. A sequel to Charlemont by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
51 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 libraries worldwide
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 658 libraries worldwide
Southward ho! : a spell of sunshine by William Gilmore Simms( Book )
62 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Adventure about a young sailor who has a run-in with pirates
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 )
26 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and held by 394 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 85 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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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 scrittore, poeta e storico statunitense
Вільям Ґілмор Сіммс
シムズ, ウィリアム・ギルモア
威廉·吉爾摩·西姆斯
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English (1,374)
German (1)
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