WorldCat Identities

Parton, James 1822-1891

Overview
Works: 357 works in 1,247 publications in 2 languages and 16,117 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Fiction  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Composer, Other, Compiler
Classifications: E382, B
Publication Timeline
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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 )

115 editions published between 1850 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune by James Parton( Book )

65 editions published between 1854 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace Greeley (1811-1872), who coined the phrase Go West, young man," was the founding editor of The New York Tribune . This life story, written only a year after the media titan's death, traces Greeley's progress from a journeyman printer to one of the pivotal figures of his time
Life of Andrew Jackson by James Parton( Book )

57 editions published between 1859 and 2008 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

53 editions published between 1864 and 1971 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous Americans of recent times by James Parton( Book )

38 editions published between 1867 and 2004 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1874 and 1971 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1875 and 2014 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

19 editions published between 1868 and 2011 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Voltaire by James Parton( Book )

33 editions published between 1881 and 1909 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 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)
General Jackson by James Parton( Book )

22 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 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."
Life of John Jacob Astor to which is appended a copy of his last will by James Parton( Book )

21 editions published between 1865 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captains of industry ... A book for young Americans by James Parton( Book )

35 editions published between 1884 and 2006 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The humorous poetry of the English language, from Chaucer to Saxe by James Parton( Book )

17 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 )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some noted princes, authors, and statesmen of our time by James Parton( Book )

10 editions published between 1885 and 1888 in English and held by 224 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 )

14 editions published between 1885 and 1888 in English and held by 184 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 )

10 editions published between 1873 and 1874 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People's book of biography; or, Short lives of the most interesting persons of all ages and countries by James Parton( Book )

14 editions published between 1868 and 1873 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1869 and 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.32 for The Presid ... to 0.99 for Parton, Ja ...)

Alternative Names
James Parton American biographer

James Parton amerikanischer Autor und Publizist

Languages
English (681)

French (1)

Covers
The life of Horace Greeley, editor of the New York TribuneGeneral 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 timesEminent women of the age; being narratives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present generationCaptains of industry ... A book for young Americans