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Seelye, John 1931-2015

Overview
Works: 81 works in 316 publications in 1 language and 11,753 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Biography  History  Adventure stories  Sea stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Other, Redactor, Compiler
Classifications: PS1305, FIC
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Most widely held works about John Seelye
 
Most widely held works by John Seelye
Memory's nation : the place of Plymouth Rock by John Seelye( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long celebrated as a symbol of the country's origins, Plymouth Rock no longer receives much national attention. In fact, historians now generally agree that the Pilgrims' storied landing on the Rock never actually took place - the tradition having emerged more than a century after the arrival of the Mayflower." "In Memory's Nation, however, John Seelye is not interested in the factual truth of the landing. He argues that what truly gives Plymouth Rock its significance is more than two centuries of oratorical, literary, and artistic celebrations of the Pilgrims' arrival. Drawing on a wealth of speeches, paintings, and popular illustrations, Seelye demonstrates how Plymouth Rock changed in meaning over the years, beginning as a symbol of freedom evoked in patriotic sermons at the start of the Revolution and eventually becoming a symbol of exclusion during the 1920s." "In a concluding chapter, Seelye notes the continuing popularity of Plymouth Rock as a tourist attraction, affirming that, at least in New England, the Pilgrim advent still has meaning. But as he demonstrates throughout the book, the Rock was from the beginning a regional symbol, associated with New England's attempts to assert its importance as the starting point for what became the American Republic."--Jacket
The true adventures of Huckleberry Finn by John Seelye( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Seelye's revised retelling of the story of Huck Finn. Seelye records the full account of Huck's epic journey the way Huck himself would have told it - unvarnished, unbowdlerized and unexpurgated. The boy's salty humanness, his realistic depiction of sin, sex, slavery, and salvation in the Mississippi Valley of mid-nineteenth-century America, comes through unfiltered by Victorian prudery
Prophetic waters : the river in early American life and literature by John Seelye( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville : the ironic diagram by John Seelye( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annotated Huckleberry Finn : Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade) by Mark Twain( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de 19e eeuw zakt een voor zijn vader gevluchte blanke jongen met een vriend, een weggelopen negerslaaf, op een vlot de Mississippi af en beleeft de meest fantastische avonturen
The red pony by John Steinbeck( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 fortællinger om den 10-årige Jody og hans ponyføl
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale told by an adventurous boy, Jim Hawkins, who gets hold of a treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure. Among the crew, however, is the treacherous Long John Silver who is determined to keep the treasure for himself
Jane Eyre's American daughters : from the wide, wide world to Anne of Green Gables : a study of marginalized maidens and what they mean by John Seelye( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jane Eyre's American Daughters is about the influence of Charlotte Bronte's romance on North American writers, including Susan Warner, Louisa May Alcott, Martha Finley, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Jean Webster, Eleanor Porter, and L.M. Montgomery. John Seelye demonstrates that the reception of Bronte's Gothic romance in America was filtered through Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of the author, published shortly after her friend's death in 1855. A sentimental classic in its day, Gaskell's book promoted an image of Charlotte as a long-suffering creative genius with high moral standards. Her biography necessarily overlooked Bronte's obsessive love for her Belgian professor, Constantin Heger, an older and married man. Though Heger did not return Charlotte's affection, he was the model for the lovers in Bronte's novels, including the passionate, adulterous Edward Rochester, who inspired censorious reviews questioning the moral character of the author when Jane Eyre was published in 1847, a reputation that Gaskell's biography successfully countered."--Jacket
The kid by John Seelye( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captains courageous : a story of the Grand Banks by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvey Cheyne, the son of a millionaire, learns lessons about life, responsibility, determination, and self-reliance when, saved from drowning by a fishing schooner, he is forced to share the life and hard work of his rescuers
Beautiful machine : rivers and the Republican plan, 1755-1825 by John Seelye( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume in Seelye's series on the rivers of America in the American imagination, Beautiful Machine explores a critical, transitional period in American history, taking as its starting point the French and Indian War -- the event that determined domination of North America by an Anglo-American presence -- and ending with the opening of the Erie Canal -- the event that determined the geopolitical alignment that would guarantee a northeastern hegemony as the new nation moved West. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson figure prominently as visionaries, who saw American rivers as agents of national unity with the promise of linking Virginia's Potomac to the wealth of the Ohio Valley. - Jacket flap
War games : Richard Harding Davis and the new imperialism by John Seelye( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain in the movies : a meditation with pictures by John Seelye( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain has always been one of the most familiar faces in American literature. Samuel L. Clemens insisted on being photographed, and this book includes many photographs of the old man in his white suit, smoking his cigar, at his home in Hartford, on vacation in Bermuda and elsewhere, just as he was.-- adapted from dust jacket flap
Stories of the old West : tales of the mining camp, cavalry troop, & cattle ranch( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes selections from Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Owen Wister, Frederic Remington, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Frank Norris, Stewart Edward White, O. Henry, and Mary Austin
Dirty tricks; or, Nick Noxin's natural nobility by John Seelye( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Dyer (1828) by John Neal( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Gordon Pym, Benito Cereno, and related writings by John Seelye( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On to the Alamo : Col. Crockett's exploits and adventures in Texas by Richard Penn Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David "Davy" Crockett (1786'1836) was born in Tennessee, fought alongside Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812, and later served three terms in the House of Representatives before heading to Texas, where he died defending the Alamo. Col. Crockett's Exploits and Adventures in Texas, first published after Crockett's death and disingenuously attributed to him, was written by Richard Penn Smith as a narrative that promoted a sanitized account of the Alamo as a heroic effort by Americans to stem the Mexican "invasion" of Texas. The story, which was a huge success in its day, created a myth of the battle that pervaded the collective American memory for more than 150 years and reinforced the image of Davy Crockett as the "King of the Frontier."
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Twain's experiences as an apprentice riverboat pilot in the days of the great Mississippi steamboats
The young miner : or Tom Nelson in California by Horatio Alger( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through hard work and alliances with the right people, sixteen-year-old Tom Nelson enjoys success as a gold prospector in California, but his good luck may not be enough to save the family farm from foreclosure
 
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The annotated Huckleberry Finn : Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade)The red ponyTreasure IslandJane Eyre's American daughters : from the wide, wide world to Anne of Green Gables : a study of marginalized maidens and what they meanThe kidCaptains courageous : a story of the Grand BanksWar games : Richard Harding Davis and the new imperialismStories of the old West : tales of the mining camp, cavalry troop, & cattle ranch
Alternative Names
Douglas Seelye, John 1931-

Seelye, John.

Seelye, John D.

Seelye, John D. 1931-

Languages
English (185)