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Finley, Martha 1828-1909

Overview
Works: 331 works in 1,419 publications in 2 languages and 21,500 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Christian fiction  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Domestic fiction  Illustrated works  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7, FIC
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Publications about Martha Finley
Publications by Martha Finley
Publications by Martha Finley, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Martha Finley
Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley( Book )
90 editions published between 1806 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,342 libraries worldwide
Living with her uncle's family on a southern plantation in the mid-nineteenth century, motherless eight-year-old Elsie finds it difficult to establish a relationship with her worldly father who seems indifferent to her religious principles
Elsie's endless wait by Martha Finley( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
In the 1840's, eight-year-old heiress Elsie Dinsmore has only her Christian faith and the hope of love from the father she has never met to sustain her while living on a southern plantation with relatives who care little for her and disapprove of her strong religious principles
Elsie's impossible choice by Martha Finley( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Having refused to violate her religious principles, even at her father's command, nine-year-old Elsie and her father both suffer terribly during his recuperation from a serious illness, especially since his stepmother encourages the rift between them
Elsie's new life by Martha Finley( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
During her tenth summer, Elsie is reunited with old friends, travels throughout New England, and introduces her father to the woman who will become her new mother
Elsie's stolen heart by Martha Finley( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
While visiting an elderly, eccentric great-aunt in Ohio, eighteen-year-old Elsie is courted by a young man who has been sent by her uncle Arthur to win not only her hand, but her fortune as well
Elsie's troubled times by Martha Finley( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
As Elsie and Edward experience the joys of parenthood, the Civil War begins and ends, with terrible losses to their families
Elsie's great hope by Martha Finley( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Elsie and her family endure tragedies as well as experience the joys of life in the 1870s
Elsie's true love by Martha Finley( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Elsie, now twenty-one years old, wishes to marry an old friend but her father decrees she must first learn to manage her inheritance, including her mother's Louisiana sugar plantation and its slaves
Millie's unsettled season by K. R Hamilton( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Millie Keith is moving from Ohio to Indiana with her family and her Christian faith must sustain her through the journey
Elsie's tender mercies by Martha Finley( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Elsie Dinsmore Travilla, who has always tried to live a truly Christian life, returns to Ion Plantation after the Civil War to discover that old hatreds run deep and that she must rely on her faith to withstand the Ku Klux Klan
Violet's hidden doubts : book one of the A life of faith: Violet Travilla series, based on the characters by Martha Finley( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Though Violet tries to keep her family's spirits up during troubled times, she has many doubts of her own
Violet's amazing summer : book two of the A life of faith: Violet Travilla series, based on the characters by Martha Finley( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Violet is excited to spend the summer with her Aunt in Ohio, but when a tragedy occurs will her faith be strong enough?
Millie's courageous days : based on the beloved books by Martha Finley( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Millie's family is living on the frontier. Their faith in God have kept them strong as they face each new day. However, Millie's faith receives a blow when she loses her best friend to an accident
Children's literature : an illustrated history by Peter Hunt( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in our own century. Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment
Millie's faithful heart : book four of the A life of faith: Millie Keith series, based on the beloved books by Martha Finley( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Millie is at Roselands Plantations, recovering from an illness. However, her cousin, Elsie's, world is so different from the frontier life of Indiana. Millie prays for the strength to learn without becoming corrupted
Elsie's children : a sequel to "Elsie's motherhood" by Martha Finley( Book )
18 editions published between 1877 and 2004 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Elsie at Nantucket : a sequel to Elsie's new relations by Martha Finley( Book )
28 editions published between 1884 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 222 libraries worldwide
The Raymonds invite Elsie and her family to accompany them on a trip to Nantucket by yacht
Holidays at Roselands : a sequel to Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley( Book )
24 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Elsie at the World's Fair by Martha Finley( Book )
20 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
The Dinsmores and other family and friends attend the 1893 World's Fair Exposition in Chicago
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Martha, Cousin, 1828-1909

Author of An old fashioned boy, 1828-1909
Author of Ella Clinton and Aunt Ruth 1828-1909
Author of Elsie Dinsmore, 1828-1909
Author of Little Joe Carter, 1828-1909
Author of Marion Harvey 1828-1909
Author of Try 1828-1909
Author of Wanted-a pedigree, 1828-1909
Cousin Martha, 1828-1909
Ella Clinton and Aunt Ruth, Author of 1828-1909
Farquharson, Martha 1828-1909
Little Joe Carter, Author of, 1828-1909
Marion Harvey, Author of 1828-1909
Martha, Cousin, 1828-1909
Martha Finley Amerikaans schrijfster (1828-1909)
Martha Finley Children's writer, novelist, teacher
Try, Author of 1828-1909
Languages
English (259)
Russian (1)
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