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

Overview
Works: 240 works in 1,607 publications in 2 languages and 25,412 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Anecdotes  Humor  Portraits  Sayings  Songs and music  Popular works  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Composer
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Most widely held works by M. L Weems
The life of George Washington; with curious anecdotes, equally honourable to himself and exemplary to his young countrymen by M. L Weems( Book )

153 editions published between 1808 and 1981 in English and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymen's recruiting-sergeant ; or the New matrimonial tat-too, for old Bachelors by M. L Weems( Book )

71 editions published between 1800 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Gen. 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 )

103 editions published between 1809 and 2007 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 )

57 editions published between 1824 and 2008 in English and held by 614 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 )

41 editions published between 1808 and 1980 in English and held by 593 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 )

49 editions published between 1818 and 2011 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1802 and 2015 in English and held by 487 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
The Immortal mentor, or, Man's unerring guide to a healthy, wealthy, & happy life : in three parts by Luigi Cornaro( Book )

44 editions published between 1796 and 1975 in English and held by 397 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 )

41 editions published between 1822 and 2015 in English and German and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1815 and 1999 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1816 and 1980 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1816 and 1980 in English and held by 205 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 )

17 editions published between 1800 and 1964 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1799 and 1978 in English and held by 114 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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The life of General Francis Marion : a celebrated partisan officer, in the revolutionary war, against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia
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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English (791)

German (1)

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The 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