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Beston, Henry 1888-1968

Overview
Works: 86 works in 307 publications in 5 languages and 8,404 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Musical settings  Sources  Personal narratives  Short stories  Fairy tales 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: F72.C3, 917.449
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Most widely held works about Henry Beston
 
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The St. Lawrence by Henry Beston( Book )

29 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Vast watercourse, boundary, and the gateway to North America-the St. Lawrence River has been an integral player in the formation of Canada as we know it today. But as writer and naturalist Henry Beston reminds us, this great passageway carries much more than historical significance to the wildlife of its waters and banks. Travelling along the river more than 70 years ago, Beston expertly observed its natural environment as he researched the greatest survey of the land and its people that had yet been written. Illustrated with sketches from the Group of Seven's A.Y. Jackson, The St. Lawrence quickly became one of the most beloved titles in the Rivers of America series when it was first published in 1942. The Wynford edition restores to print this classic work of non-fiction, with a new introduction by Beston's biographer, Daniel Payne, to situate the book within its historical context for the modern reader
Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

4 editions published between 1951 and 1965 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story those who love to walk the length of lonely beaches, for Thoreau walks alone in this book
The outermost house : a year of life on the great beach of Cape Cod by Henry Beston( Book )

34 editions published between 1928 and 2007 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author records his observations of nature during the year he spent in a Cape Cod beach house
Herbs and the earth by Henry Beston( Book )

11 editions published between 1935 and 1990 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is not strictly a gardening book (although there is plenty for the gardener to learn in it), but the reflections of a man thinking not only about what he grows but how it grows, its roots in religion, the Bible, history and medicine. Beston described his efforts as "part garden book, part musing study of our relation to nature through the oldest group of plants known to gardeners." The book was written at the Maine homestead, Chimney Farm. Illustrated with the woodcuts of American stone cutter/letter designer/craftsman John Howard Benson
The Provensen book of fairy tales by Alice Provensen( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juvenile literature
The outermost house ; The canticle of the sun by Ronald Perera( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Especially Maine; the natural world of Henry Beston from Cape Cod to the St. Lawrence by Henry Beston( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of gallant vagabonds, by Henry Beston by Henry Beston( Book )

7 editions published between 1925 and 1978 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chimney Farm bedtime stories by Henry Beston( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White pine and blue water, a state of Maine reader by Henry Beston( Book )

10 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a volume that is true Maine--as eloquent of "downeast" as a bough of fir balsam, as the thunder of a wave of a rocky shore, as the lonely splendor of the northern lights in the sky behind Katahdin. In WHITE PINE AND BLUE WATER has been collected the best of three centuries of fact and fiction written about the wonderful country that is Maine. The recorded history of this northern land starts in the troubled era when the French and English battled each other and the Indians for sovereignty, told here in the words of early travelers, missionaries, soldiers. Then came the bloody days of revolution when Benedict Arnold marched on Quebec. The volume records the strange tale of two forgotten heroines, Maine women who accompanied their husbands on the trek through the Maine wilderness. As America grew, prosperity came to Maine through her ports. Her seafaring days are described by such authors as Rachael Field and Edwin Arlington Robinson, while 19th century men and women--Longfellow, Henry Thoreau, Harriet Beecher Stowe and James Russell Lowell among others--relate their own experiences in the Maine of that era. The inland Maine of tall trees and great rivers comes to life in the words of writers such as Stewart Holbrook and Ben Ames Williams. In telling of the Maine of living memory Robert P. Tristram Coffin describes the ice trade on the Kennebec and Sarah Orne Jewett writes of an old seacoast mansion. F. Marion Crawford notes the entrance of the summer visitor at Bar Harbor in the eighteen nineties. The farmlands and farmers of Maine command the attention of Elizabeth Coatsworth, Gladys Hastings Carroll and E.B. White, while Ruth Moore tells of Maine fishermen and Louise Dickinson Rich describes that imposing man, the Maine guide. Henry Beston is a student of things American, a distinguished naturalist, and a Maine farmer. In preparing this volume he has been able to draw on a knowledge both of Maine literature and of the land itself. His wife is Elizabeth Coatsworth, the poet. Mr. Beston has written a number of books, including NORTHERN FARM, which state-of-Mainers put at the top of their own list
A volunteer poilu by Henry Beston( Book )

18 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with a number of photographs from the French Front Lines in and around Verdun. Also Includes The Americans in the First World War Illustration Pack - 57 photos/illustrations and 10 maps. Henry Beston Sheahan was a noted American novelist and naturist who wrote many well-known books, including the Cape Cod classic The Outermost House; he volunteered for service in the French Army during the First World War. In volunteer Poilu he recounts his experiences in the American Ambulance Service in the evacuating casualties in and around Verdun during 1916. In the midst of the bloodiest prolonged siege in the world at that time, the number of wounded French soldiers were prodigious; the Ambulance services needed every able body even if they did come from the neutral United States. In spite of the huge workload that Sheahan undertook, he managed to scribble notes of scenes and anecdotes of the great battle and the soldiers of the French Army. A rare and movingly written memoir from the Great Battle of Verdun
The firelight fairy book by Henry Beston( Book )

13 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirteen original tales
Henry Beston's Fairy tales by Henry Beston( Book )

5 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The starlight wonder book by Henry Beston( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sons of Kai; the story the Indian told by Henry Beston( Book )

5 editions published between 1926 and 1937 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Beston : a selection from the natural world of Henry Beston from Cape Cod to the St. Lawrence by Henry Beston( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full speed ahead; tales from the log of a correspondent with our navy by Henry Beston( Book )

3 editions published in 1919 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outermost house : for chorus of mixed voices with narrator, soprano solo, and chamber orchestra accompaniment by Ronald Perera( )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern farm, a chronicle of Maine by Henry Beston( Book )

7 editions published between 1948 and 1991 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Herbs and the earth
Alternative Names
Beston, G. 1888-1968

Beston, Genri.

Beston, Genri 1888-1968

Henry Beston Amerikaans schrijver (1888-1968)

Henry Beston écrivain américain

Henry Beston naturalista e scrittore statunitense

Henry Beston US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Sheahan, Henry Beston

Sheahan, Henry Beston 1888-1968

Бестон, Генри

ベストン, ヘンリー

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The outermost house : a year of life on the great beach of Cape CodHerbs and the earthAmerican memory : being a mirror of the stirring and picturesque past of Americans and the American nation ... together with loving studies and first accounts of many things uniquely American ... set down in the vigorous prose of those who saw and experienced these thingsThe firelight fairy bookThe best of Beston : a selection from the natural world of Henry Beston from Cape Cod to the St. LawrenceNorthern farm : a glorious year on a small Maine farmThe outermost house : a year of life on the great beach of Cape Cod