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Parton, James 1822-1891

Overview
Works: 434 works in 1,346 publications in 2 languages and 16,701 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Composer, Other, Publisher
Classifications: E302.6.B9, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Parton
The life of Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune by James Parton( Book )

60 editions published between 1854 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Aaron Burr, lieutenant-colonel in the army of the revolution, United States senator, vice-president of the United States, etc by James Parton( Book )

61 editions published between 1850 and 2010 in English and French and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Andrew Jackson by James Parton( Book )

29 editions published between 1860 and 1967 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and times of Benjamin Franklin by James Parton( Book )

38 editions published between 1864 and 1971 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous Americans of recent times by James Parton( Book )

42 editions published between 1867 and 2012 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States by James Parton( Book )

45 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caricature and other comic art in all times and many lands by James Parton( Book )

21 editions published between 1877 and 2014 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An excellent book looking at the history of caricature and comedic art from ancient Egypt to the later 19th century, which includes Hogarth and provides context for his work and genre
Youth's companion by The Youth's Companion( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the pages of the magazine first published in 1827
Eminent women of the age; being narratives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present generation by James Parton( Book )

24 editions published between 1868 and 2006 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Fern, Horace Greeley, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are authors of biographical sketches of notable women such as Lydia Maria Child, Harriet Beecher Stowe; and Julia Ward Howe
General Jackson by James Parton( Book )

23 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just before his death, the popular American biographer completed the tumultuous life story of America's seventh President, in all its color and scope. Here are Old Hickory's childhood, education, law career, duels, military battles, and political campaigns. Parton covers Jackson's nation-shaping presidency from candidacy to retirement, including the terror [he struck] among the office-holders."
The life and times of Aaron Burr by James Parton( Book )

26 editions published between 1864 and 1983 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of John Jacob Astor : to which is appended a copy of his last will by James Parton( Book )

22 editions published between 1865 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Voltaire by James Parton( Book )

17 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1: "I attempt in these volumes to exhibit to the American people the most extraordinary of Frenchmen, and one of the most extraordinary of human beings. When first I ventured, many years ago, to think of this task, I soon ceased to wonder why a subject so alluring had not been undertaken before by any one employing the whole of the existing material. Voltaire was then buried under a mountain of heterogeneous record. The attempts of essayists, even those of the first rank, to characterize him truly were in some degree frustrated by an abundance of unsorted information that defied all ordinary research. Since that time the Voltairean material has continued to accumulate. The Voltaire of these volumes is the nearest to the true one that I have been able to gather and construct. I think the man is to be found in these pages delineated by himself. There was space in Voltaire to include these extremes. He was faulty enough to gratify the prejudice of that honest priest; he was good enough to kindle, justify, and sustain the enthusiasm of that young philanthropist"--Preface. - Vol. 2: "This book is the second volume in a two volume set describing the life and works of Voltaire. The first volume described the life of Voltaire from childhood through middle age. The second volume describes Voltaire's later years and death." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The humorous poetry of the English language, from Chaucer to Saxe by James Parton( Book )

16 editions published between 1856 and 1971 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Presidency of Andrew Jackson by James Parton( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughters of genius : a series of sketches of authors, artists, reformers, and heroines, queens, princesses, and women of society, women eccentric and peculiar, from the most recent and authentic sources by James Parton( Book )

23 editions published between 1885 and 1888 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated volume contains a biographical sketch of George Sand
Fanny Fern A memorial volume. Containing her select writings and a memoir by Fanny Fern( Book )

9 editions published between 1873 and 1874 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Danish islands: are we bound in honor to pay for them? by James Parton( Book )

13 editions published between 1869 and 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Andrew Jackson by James Parton( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The life of Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune
Alternative Names

controlled identityOld Smoker, 1822-1891

James Parton American biographer

James Parton Amerikaans auteur (1822-1891)

James Parton amerikanischer Autor und Publizist

James Parton biographe

Parton, Jaime, 1822-1891

Джеймс Партон американский писатель-биограф

Languages
English (560)

French (1)

Covers
General Butler in New Orleans. History of the administration of the Department of the Gulf in the year 1862: with an account of the capture of New Orleans, and a sketch of the previous career of the General, civil and militaryFamous Americans of recent times