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Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards) 1815-1890

Overview
Works: 133 works in 477 publications in 2 languages and 6,885 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Portraits  Controversial literature  Church history  Sermons  Records and correspondence  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Illustrator
Classifications: F390, B
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Most widely held works by C. Edwards Lester
The life and voyages of Americus Vespucius : with illustrations concerning the navigator, and the discovery of the New World by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

47 editions published between 1846 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book gives a delightful telling of the life and adventures of Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer and cartographer whose name lends itself to the two continents that he helped distinguish from Asia
The life of Sam Houston. (The only authentic memoir of him ever published) by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

17 editions published between 1855 and 2006 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artists of America: a series of biographical sketches of American artists; with portraits and designs on steel by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

17 editions published between 1846 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glory and shame of England by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

27 editions published between 1841 and 1971 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and public services of Charles Sumner by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

13 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artists of America; a series of biographical sketches of American artists by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

12 editions published between 1846 and 1970 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Napoleon dynasty: or, The history of the Bonaparte family. An entirely new work by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

17 editions published between 1852 and 1856 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the main members of the Bonaparte family from the origin of the family to Louis Napoleon, President of the French Republic
The light and dark of the rebellion by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

7 editions published in 1863 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Artist, the merchant, and the statesman, of the age of the Medici, and of our own times by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

10 editions published between 1845 and 1973 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Sam Houston : the hunter, patriot, and statesman of Texas : the only authentic memoir of him ever published by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

10 editions published between 1859 and 1867 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chains and freedom : or, the life and adventures of Peter Wheeler, a colored man yet living. A slave in chains, a sailor on the deep, and a sinner at the cross by Peter Wheeler( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formatted as an oral history interview, with questions and answers written in dialect, Charles Edwards Lester ("author of the 'Mountain wild flower'") interviewed Peter Wheeler, born a slave in 1789, in Little Egg Harbour, a parish of Tuckertown, New Jersey, to publish a slave narrative that would evoke sympathy for the Abolitionist movement. The first part is Wheeler's slavery days from his childhood which was pleasant until he was eleven and was sold to Gideon Morehouse, where his life as a slave becomes harsh and brutal. It concludes with his successful escape to New York and a section in which Lester discusses several points relating to the narrative and the larger issues of slavery and Abolition. The second part describes Wheeler's life as a freedman and travels to the West Indies and Europe, and his continuing experiences with slavery. The third and final part details his life in various New England states, his marriage, and concludes with his conversion to Christianity
Sam Houston and his republic by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

14 editions published between 1846 and 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My consulship by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

6 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and achievements of Sam Houston : hero and statesman by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

12 editions published between 1883 and 1887 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first biography of Houston, in large part autobiographical
The Jesuits by Jules Michelet( Book )

4 editions published in 1845 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The condition and fate of England by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

9 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glory and the shame of England by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

16 editions published between 1841 and 1971 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain wild flower: or, Memoirs of Mrs. Mary Ann Bise, a lady who died at the age of twenty-three, in the valley of the Green river by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

4 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gallery of illustrious Americans, containing the portraits and biographical sketches of twenty-four of the most eminent citizens of the American republic, since the death of Washington by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

5 editions published in 1850 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition contains only numbers 1-12, biographies of John James Audubon, John Caldwell Calhoun, Lewis Cass, William Ellery Channing, Henry Clay, Millard Fillmore, John Charles Fremont, William Hickling Prescott, Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Daniel Webster, and Silas Warner. Also included with each biography is the semi-monthly journal, FLY LEAF OF ART AND CRITICISM
A farewell discourse delivered before the congregation of St. Peter's Church in Spencertown, May 5, 1838 by C. Edwards Lester( Book )

3 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Chains and freedom : or, the life and adventures of Peter Wheeler, a colored man yet living. A slave in chains, a sailor on the deep, and a sinner at the cross
Alternative Names
Author of The mountain wild flower 1815-1890

Charles E. Lester

Charles Edwards Lester American historian

Charles Edwards Lester Amerikaans historicus (1815-1890)

Edwards Lester, Charles 1815-1890

Lester, C. E. 1815-1890

Lester, C. Edwards

Lester, Charles Edwards

Lester, Charles Edwards 1815-1890

Lester, C[harles] Edwards 1815-1890 [F

Lester, Chas.

Lester, Chas 1815-1890

Lester, Chas. (Charles), 1815-1890

Mountain wild flower, Author of 1815-1890

Languages
English (261)

Achinese (1)

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The life of Sam Houston. (The only authentic memoir of him ever published)Chains and freedom : or, the life and adventures of Peter Wheeler, a colored man yet living. A slave in chains, a sailor on the deep, and a sinner at the cross