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Hough, Emerson 1857-1923

Overview
Works: 260 works in 1,090 publications in 6 languages and 19,428 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Western films  Silent films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PS3515.O7593, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Emerson Hough
The passing of the frontier : a chronicle of the old West by Emerson Hough( Book )

55 editions published between 1918 and 2011 in English and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 26
The covered wagon by Emerson Hough( Book )

109 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a great migration of two thousand men, women and children from Missouri to Oregon in 1848
The story of the cowboy by Emerson Hough( Book )

56 editions published between 1891 and 2010 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

54-40 or fight by Emerson Hough( Book )

36 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1909. Hough's literary career grew out of his taking camping trips and writing about them for publication. His body of work eventually included 27 novels and hundreds of short stories and articles. Hough's early works included The Singing Mouse Stories, for children, and the nonfiction The Story of the Cowboy. He had his first major success in 1902 with his novel The Mississippi Bubble, which became a bestseller. 54-40 or Fight begins: Then you offer me no hope, Doctor? The gray mane of Doctor Samuel Ward waved like a fighting crest as he made answer: Not the sort of hope you ask. A moment later he added: John, I am ashamed of you
The Mississippi bubble : how the star of good fortune rose and set and rose again, by a woman's grace, for one John Law of Lauriston : a novel by Emerson Hough( Book )

19 editions published between 1902 and 2002 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson Hough (June 28, 1857 - April 30, 1923) wrote westerns and historical novels. His tales about the Oregon Trail, The Mississippi Bubble and The Covered Wagon, were successfully adapted for film
The web by Emerson Hough( Book )

12 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North of 36 by Emerson Hough( Book )

24 editions published between 1923 and 2007 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional version of first major cattle drive in the 1860s, from Texas to Kansas
The story of the outlaw : a study of the western desperado : with historical narratives of famous outlaws ; the stories of noted border wars ; vigilante movements and armed conflicts on the frontier by Emerson Hough( Book )

22 editions published between 1905 and 2001 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American West offered abundant opportunities for those seeking gold and gunfights, fame and infamy. Popular Western writer Emerson Hough (1857-1923) was the author of the history The Story of the Cowboy and of the classic Western novel The Covered Wagon (which in 1923 became the first epic film of a now long-standing genre). He was a friend of Sheriff Pat F. Garrett, whom he accompanied on a long horseback trip in New Mexico while gathering material for The Story of the Outlaw (1905)." "Based on firsthand research, and frequently recounted in the actual words of outlaws and eyewitnesses, Hough's history explores the varied lives, exploits, crimes, and fates of cattle rustlers, horse thieves, marauders, bandits, bank robbers, and assassins. The Story of the Outlaw also examines notorious border wars, vigilante movements, and other armed frontier conflicts." "Besides revealing the facts behind mythic Western outlaws like Billy the Kid, William Clarke Quantrill, Cole Younger, Frank and Jesse James, and the Dalton Gang, and lawmen like "Wild" Bill Hickok and Pat F. Garrett, Hough brings to life lesser-known but equally deadly desperados: Henry Plummer, who, under the respectable guise of sheriff, murdered and robbed those he was elected to protect; Boone Helm, a hired killer and part-time cannibal; Joseph A. Slade, reputed to carry as a souvenir his enemy's ear on his watch chain; and many others."--Jacket
Heart's Desire : the story of a contented town, certain peculiar citizens, and two fortunate lovers : a novel by Emerson Hough( Book )

38 editions published between 1905 and 2005 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heart's Desire is a little settlement hidden away in a corner of the West "where men have gone to live at peace--without law and without women." The inhabitants dozed in the sunshine, smoked, drank, gambled a little, toiled fitfully, fought occasionally, and dreamed a good deal. Then the railroad came, and the dreams were gone. Along the railroad came Constance and the old vexations that troubled Eden and have troubled every assemblage of men ever since. It is a picture of rough Western life, with clever character delineations -- Book jacket
The way to the West : and the lives of three early Americans, Boone--Crockett--Carson by Emerson Hough( Book )

16 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the early discovery and settlement of Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. It also contains accounts of the the lives of three early Americans: Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett and Kit Carson
The magnificent adventure : this being the story of the world's greatest exploration, and the romance of a very gallant gentleman by Emerson Hough( Book )

31 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and French and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eccentric pioneer lawyer Emerson Hough made his literary mark as a writer of classic Western tales, but some of his most critically acclaimed works are fictionalized accounts of key events in American history. The Magnificent Adventure focuses on explorers such as Lewis and Clark and the chain of events that eventually led up to the Louisiana Purchase. Readers who like a stiff dose of adventure and romance with their historical fiction will be gratified with this selection
The law of the land : of Miss Lady, whom it involved in mystery, and of John Eddring, gentleman of the South, who read its deeper meaning : a novel by Emerson Hough( Book )

15 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance of the Mississippi Delta, involving the most vital expression of the Southerner's view of the race problem that has yet appeared in fiction. The author describes the "black volcano" over which white Southerners live, in an intensely realistic manner. His knowledge of the white man's burden, his keen descriptions of Northern mis-apprehension, equal his tremendous power as a story-teller and his elemental sense of humor
The purchase price; or, The cause of compromise by Emerson Hough( Book )

13 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson Hough (June 28, 1857 - April 30, 1923) wrote westerns and historical novels. His tales about the Oregon Trail, The Mississippi Bubble and The Covered Wagon, were successfully adapted for film
The girl at the Halfway house: a story of the plains by Emerson Hough( Book )

26 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of a man by Emerson Hough( Book )

22 editions published between 1907 and 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson Hough was a fascinating figure and prolific author of classic Western novels. Engrossed by the idea of the Wild West, the young law school graduate from the Midwest pulled up stakes and made his way to the rough-and-tumble community of White Oaks, New Mexico to practice law and write. The Way of a Man has all of the elements of Hough's most successful novels: conflict between good and evil, simmering romance, and a stand-up protagonist who is willing to fight to the death to
The sagebrusher : a story of the West by Emerson Hough( Book )

21 editions published between 1919 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady and the pirate : being the plain tale of a diligent pirate and a fair captive by Emerson Hough( Book )

24 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The young Alaskans by Emerson Hough( Book )

6 editions published between 1908 and 2017 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Young Alaskans (1911) By Emerson Hough Three young boys living in Valdez, Alaska join a relative on a coastal mapping expedition around Kodiak Island with the revenue cutter (coast guard) "Bennington". Unfortunately, the fog is so thick they are swept out to sea and pushed by the current about 100 miles down the island. This is their story about how they lived off the land (with the help of some of the native Aleuts) for months and their efforts to be rescued. These juvenile adventure stories were written around the turn of the 20th Century. The form part of a series of books initially published between 1908 and 1922. The series includes: The Young Alaskans 1908; The Young Alaskans on the Trail 1911; The Young Alaskans in the Rockies 1913; The Young Alaskans in the Far North 1918; and The Young Alaskans on the Missouri
The gold brick and the gold mine : fake mining schemes that steal the people's savings by Emerson Hough( )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The covered wagon by James Cruze( Visual )

4 editions published between 1923 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two wagon caravans converge on what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On the trek the pilgrims experience hunger, desert heat, and an Indian attack. To complicate matters a love triangle develops
 
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The story of the outlaw : a study of the western desperado : with historical narratives of famous outlaws ; the stories of noted border wars ; vigilante movements and armed conflicts on the frontier
Alternative Names
Emerson Hough Amerikaans romanschrijver (-)

Emerson Hough Amerikaans romanschrijver (1857-1923)

Emerson Hough écrivain américain

Emerson Hough escritor estadounidense

Hough, Emerson 1857-19213

Hough, Emerson 1857-1923

Эмерсон Хью

امرسون هاف

エマーソン・ハフ

ホッフ, E

Languages
English (569)

Danish (15)

Dutch (3)

French (1)

Burmese (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
The Mississippi bubble : how the star of good fortune rose and set and rose again, by a woman's grace, for one John Law of Lauriston : a novelNorth of 36The story of the outlaw : a study of the western desperado : with historical narratives of famous outlaws ; the stories of noted border wars ; vigilante movements and armed conflicts on the frontierHeart's Desire : the story of a contented town, certain peculiar citizens, and two fortunate lovers : a novelThe way to the West : and the lives of three early Americans, Boone--Crockett--CarsonThe girl at the Halfway house: a story of the plainsThe sagebrusher : a story of the WestThe lady and the pirate : being the plain tale of a diligent pirate and a fair captive