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Seelye, John D.

Overview
Works: 71 works in 304 publications in 1 language and 10,924 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Action and adventure fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Biography  Adventure stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PS1305, FIC
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Most widely held works about John D Seelye
 
Most widely held works by John D Seelye
The true adventures of Huckleberry Finn by John Seelye( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 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 )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Mark Twain( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feisty young boy fakes his own death to escape his abusive father and heads off down the Mississippi River with his newfound friend Jim, a runaway slave
Memory's nation : the place of Plymouth Rock by John Seelye( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 694 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."--BOOK JACKET
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 567 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 )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 480 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 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful machine : rivers and the Republican plan, 1755-1825 by John Seelye( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 364 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 325 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 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captains courageous by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 309 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
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 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Dyer (1828) by John Neal( Book )

14 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salem witch trials, a shameful period in early New England history, provided a salient theme for several nineteenth-century American writers, including John Greenleaf Whittier and John William De Forest. Writer and reformer John Neal (1793-1876) was an advocate, among other causes, of female suffrage and capital punishment reform. His novel Rachel Dyer (1828) deals with the hysteria and scapegoating surrounding the trials. Mixing drama with history, Neal exposes, through his protagonists, the still explosive issues of injustice and religious bigotry
Stories of the old West : tales of the mining camp, cavalry troop, & cattle ranch( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 265 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
Arthur Gordon Pym, Benito Cereno, and related writings by John Seelye( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Twain's experiences as an apprentice riverboat pilot in the days of the great Mississippi steamboats
On to the Alamo : Col. Crockett's exploits and adventures in Texas by Richard Penn Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 126 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."
The young miner : or Tom Nelson in California by Horatio Alger( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 115 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
Melvile, the ironic diagram by John Seelye( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Memory's nation : the place of Plymouth Rock
Alternative Names
Douglas Seelye, John 1931-

Seelye, John.

Seelye, John D.

Seelye, John D. 1931-

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Memory's nation : the place of Plymouth RockTreasure IslandJane Eyre's American daughters : from the wide, wide world to Anne of Green Gables : a study of marginalized maidens and what they meanThe kidWar games : Richard Harding Davis and the new imperialismCaptains courageousStories of the old West : tales of the mining camp, cavalry troop, & cattle ranchLife on the MississippiOn to the Alamo : Col. Crockett's exploits and adventures in Texas