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Parton, James 1822-1891

Overview
Works: 419 works in 1,459 publications in 2 languages and 17,869 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Biographies  Fiction  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Composer, Other, Publisher
Classifications: E382, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Parton
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 )

97 editions published between 1850 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Andrew Jackson by James Parton( Book )

36 editions published between 1860 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1854 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous Americans of recent times by James Parton( )

42 editions published between 1867 and 2012 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1864 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

46 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in English and held by 737 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 )

29 editions published between 1868 and 2017 in English and held by 685 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
Caricature and other comic art in all times and many lands by James Parton( Book )

25 editions published between 1877 and 2016 in English and held by 558 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
Life of Andrew Jackson by James Parton( Book )

23 editions published between 1800 and 1985 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth's companion by Youth's Companion( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the pages of the magazine first published in 1827
General Jackson by James Parton( Book )

23 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 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 Voltaire by James Parton( Book )

35 editions published between 1881 and 1909 in English and held by 397 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)
Life of John Jacob Astor : to which is appended a copy of his last will by James Parton( Book )

25 editions published between 1865 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Aaron Burr by James Parton( Book )

28 editions published between 1864 and 1983 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1869 and 2015 in English and held by 342 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 )

25 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated volume contains a biographical sketch of George Sand
Some noted princes, authors, and statesmen of our time by James Parton( Book )

11 editions published between 1885 and 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Famous Americans of recent times
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 (683)

French (1)

Covers
Famous Americans of recent timesGeneral 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 militaryCaptains of industry ... A book for young Americans