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Weems, M. L. (Mason Locke) 1759-1825

Overview
Works: 235 works in 1,534 publications in 2 languages and 25,303 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Portraits  Anecdotes  Humor  Popular works  Music  Caricatures and cartoons  Biographies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Compiler
Classifications: E312, B
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The life of George Washington; with curious anecdotes, equally honourable to himself and exemplary to his young countrymen by M. L Weems( Book )

226 editions published between 1808 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Washington by M. L Weems( Book )

69 editions published between 1810 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weems helped to fabricate the image of Washington that has since dominated the American historical imagination and which in its time, secured Washington's fame. This edition includes documents that provide an insight into the construction of American national identity
The life of Gen. Francis Marion a celebrated partizan officer, in the revolutionary war, against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia by M. L Weems( Book )

132 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Carl Schaeffer
A history of the life and death, virtues & exploits of General George Washington by M. L Weems( Book )

82 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most biographies become famous because of the impeccable writing style or the great amount of detail put into capturing the subject?s life. Parson Weems??A History of the Life and Death, Virtues and Exploits of General George Washington became famous due to the author?s inattention to detail and fabrication of stories about the first President.?Some of the stories from Weems??untrustworthy biography are still around today. His most famous tall tale was the recounting of George Washington and the cherry tree. According to Weems, when Washington was a boy, he chopped down his father?s cherry tree. When confronted by his father, however, the young Washington reportedly cried, “I cannot tell a lie. I cut it with my little hatchet.”?While the public loved the story, as it affirmed the popular belief that Washington was an extremely honest man, historians soon questioned the sources Weems claimed to have obtained the tale from and later dismissed his claim of being Washington?s cousin as utterly untrue. Despite the public outing of Weems??fable, the cherry tree anecdote lives on in popular Washington history
Hymen's recruiting-sergeant ; or the New matrimonial tat-too, for old Bachelors by M. L Weems( Book )

68 editions published between 1800 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of General Francis Marion : a celebrated partisan officer, in the revolutionary war, against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia by M. L Weems( Book )

66 editions published between 1824 and 2012 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Mason L. "Parson" Weems's embellished 1824 biography of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, South Carolina's "Swamp Fox," whose guerrilla tactics against the British deemed him uncatchable and inspired the 2000 film "The Patriot."
God's revenge against murder, or, The drown'd wife : a tragedy, as lately performed with unbounded applause of the Devil and his court, by Ned Finley ... by M. L Weems( Book )

33 editions published between 1808 and 1818 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Benjamin Franklin : with many choice anecdotes and admirable sayings of this great man, never before published by any of his biographers by M. L Weems( Book )

51 editions published between 1818 and 2011 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Immortal mentor, or, Man's unerring guide to a healthy, wealthy, & happy life : in three parts by Luigi Cornaro( Book )

43 editions published between 1796 and 1815 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's revenge against adultery : awfully exemplified ... by M. L Weems( Book )

16 editions published between 1815 and 1999 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of William Penn : the settler of Pennsylvania, the founder of Philadelphia, and one of the first lawgivers in the colonies, now United States, in 1682. by M. L Weems( Book )

34 editions published between 1822 and 2015 in English and German and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of Peter and John Hay : extracted from the drunkard's looking glass by M. L Weems( Book )

11 editions published between 1816 and 1824 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes of gamblers : extracted from a work on gambling by M. L Weems( Book )

16 editions published between 1816 and 1877 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and memorable actions of George Washington, General and commander of the armies of America by M. L Weems( Book )

16 editions published between 1800 and 1801 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philanthropist; or, A good twenty-five cents worth of political love powder, for honest Adamites and Jeffersonians by M. L Weems( Book )

9 editions published between 1799 and 2005 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Peter and John Hay by M. L Weems( Book )

6 editions published between 1825 and 1831 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.32 for American h ... to 0.84 for The legend ...)

The life of Washington
Alternative Names
Locke Weems, Mason 1759-1825

Mason Locke Weems

Parson Weems fictionalizing biographer of George Washington

Weems, M. L.

Weems, M. L. 1759-1825

Weems, Mason L.

Weems, Mason L. 1759-1825

Weems, Mason L. (Mason Locke), 1759-1825

Weems, Mason Locke 1759-1825

Weems, Parson.

Weems, Parson 1759-1825

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Languages
English (996)

German (22)

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The life of WashingtonThe life of Gen. Francis Marion a celebrated partizan officer, in the revolutionary war, against the British and Tories in South Carolina and GeorgiaThe life of General Francis Marion : a celebrated partisan officer, in the revolutionary war, against the British and Tories in South Carolina and GeorgiaThe life of Benjamin Franklin : with many choice anecdotes and admirable sayings of this great man, never before published by any of his biographers