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Eggleston, Edward 1837-1902

Works: 275 works in 1,412 publications in 3 languages and 19,170 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Art  Short stories  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PS1582, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Edward Eggleston
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Most widely held works by Edward Eggleston
The Hoosier school-master : a novel by Edward Eggleston( Book )
182 editions published between 1871 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a school-master of the lawless and homely pioneer life of Indiana that rings true in the telling, for it has its roots deep in American life. It is a book that remains year in and year out a perennial favorite among children and grownups
The circuit rider; a tale of the heroic age by Edward Eggleston( Book )
111 editions published between 1874 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the author's own life as well as the life of Ohio itinerant preacher Jacob Young, this 1874 novel of a frontier Methodist minister and Bible agent presents a rollicking yet realistic view of early American life in the Midwest. Corn-shuckings, camp meetings, revivals, revels, and highwaymen color this novel-as-social-history
The transit of civilization from England to America in the seventeenth century by Edward Eggleston( Book )
41 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roxy by Edward Eggleston( Book )
52 editions published between 1878 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published in 1878, Roxy was one of Eggleston's best selling novels. Its heroine, Roxy Adams, is a religious woman whose faith is sorely tested when her husband embarks on an affair that results in an illegitimate child. It is an example of pure American fiction; in a contemporary review, the New York Post wrote, Roxy' is the best product of Dr. Eggleston's activity in the field of fiction."
The beginners of a nation; a history of the source and rise of the earliest English settlements in America, with special reference to the life and character of the people by Edward Eggleston( Book )
50 editions published between 1809 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American novelist and historian, Eggleston's novels depicting early life in southern Indiana have been widely read. In this book his aim has been to make the pages reflect the character of the age in which the English colonies were begun, and the traits of the colonists, and to bring into relief the social, political, intellectual, and religious forces that promoted emigration. It does not pretend to be the usual account of all the events attending early colonization; it is rather a history in which the succession of cause and effect is the main topic, a history of the dynamics of colony-planting in the first half of the seventeenth century. Who were the beginners of English life in America? What propulsions sent them for refuge to a wilderness? What visions beckoned them to undertake the founding of new states? What manner of men were their leaders? And what is the story of their hopes, their experiments, and their disappointments? These are the questions Eggleston attempts to answer in this volume. - Publisher
The Hoosier school-boy by Edward Eggleston( Book )
81 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1883 juvenile novel, a sequel to Eggleston's first and best-known novel, The Hoosier School-Master , is based on the experiences of Eggleston's brother as a teacher. It offers considered criticisms of rural educational practices in Indiana but is also full of nostalgia for a bygone time in American life
The faith doctor; a story of New York by Edward Eggleston( Book )
53 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published in 1891, this was Eggleston's final novel, before he turned his hand exclusively to history. Here Eggleston satirizes the wealthy followers of Christian Science and faith healing. The book was not written to depreciate anyone's valued delusions, he writes in his Preface, but to make a study of human nature under certain modern conditions
The end of the world. A love story by Edward Eggleston( Book )
70 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published in 1872, this novel sets a love story amidst the utopian Millerite sect in pioneer Indiana with its belief in a coming apocalypse sometime between March 21, 1843 and March 21, 1844, (in the words of its charismatic leader, William Miller)
The Graysons, a story of Illinois by Edward Eggleston( Book )
57 editions published between 1887 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published in 1881, this historical romance set in frontier Illinois features a young Abraham Lincoln as a character and is based on the future president's successful defense of an accused murderer
The mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston( Book )
52 editions published between 1873 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1873 novel, set in a fictional Minnesota town during a real-estate bubble, describes the carving up of the American frontier by the sharp speculators who helped to usher in the Gilded Age. The story of greed and deception is both timely and timeless
A history of the United States and its people, for use of schools by Edward Eggleston( Book )
72 editions published between 1888 and 1998 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tecumseh and the Shawnee prophet : including sketches of George Rogers Clark, Simon Kenton, William Henry Harrison, Cornstalk, Blackhoof, Bluejacket, the Shawnee Logan, and others famous in the frontier wars of Tecumsehs̕ time by Edward Eggleston( Book )
30 editions published between 1878 and 2011 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This juvenile history, published in 1878, and cowritten by Eggleston's daughter, Elizabeth Eggleston Seelye, is a dramatic rendition of the life of the Shawnee leader Tecumseh (1768-1813) and his brother Tenskwatawa (1775-1836), known as the Shawnee Prophet
Duffels by Edward Eggleston( Book )
21 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published in 1893, this collection of eleven short stories includes Sister Tabea, The Gunpowder Plot, The Story of a Valentine, Talking for Life, and The Christmas Club. Eggleston writes in his preface, By these I am willing to be judged
Stories of great Americans for little Americans; second reader grade by Edward Eggleston( Book )
18 editions published between 1895 and 2013 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eggleston was born in Vevay, Indiana. As a child, he was too ill to regularly attend school, so his education was primarily provided by his father. He became an ordained Methodist minister in 1856. His summer home, Owl's Nest, in Lake George, New York, eventually became his year-round home. Eggleston died there in 1902, at the age of 64. Owl's Nest was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971
A first book in American history, with special reference to the lives and deeds of great Americans by Edward Eggleston( Book )
29 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Continuing the biographical approach to teaching history found in his Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans, Eggleston draws a more in-depth picture of the development of the United States using the stories of the living and breathing Americans who made it all happen
Brant and Red Jacket. Including including [sic] an account of the early wars of the Six nations, and the border warfare of the revolution by Edward Eggleston( Book )
19 editions published between 1879 and 1981 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Montezuma and the conquest of Mexico by Edward Eggleston( Book )
16 editions published between 1880 and 1910 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Taken from the despatches of Cortes and the narrative of Bernal Diaz, himself a participant in the war of the conquest."--Preface
Christ in art : the story of the words and acts of Jesus Christ, as related in the language of the four evangelists, arranged in one continuous narrative by Edward Eggleston( Book )
5 editions published in 1875 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pocahontas. Including an account of the early settlement of Virginia and of the adventures of Captain John Smith by Edward Eggleston( Book )
4 editions published in 1879 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the 17th century Indian princess whose friendship toward the English settles at Jamestown was a key factor in making the colony a success
Queer stories for boys and girls by Edward Eggleston( Book )
20 editions published between 1884 and 2006 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents twenty stories, including such titles as "Bobby and the Key-Hole," "Simon and the Garuly," "The Story of a Flutter-Wheel," and "Flat Tail the Beaver."
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