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Stevenson, Elizabeth 1919-1999

Overview
Works: 56 works in 285 publications in 2 languages and 6,821 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Poetry  Biographies  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: E175.5, 928.1
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Henry Adams, a biography by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

55 editions published between 1955 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Brooks Adams was born on 16 Feb. 1838 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He was the son of Charles Francis Adams & Abigail Brooks Adams & the grandson of former President John Quincy Adams. Adams married Marian Hooper on 27 June 1872. They apparently had no children. He was a Harvard professor of history, noted writer & world traveler. After a period of melancholy, Marian Adams committed suicide on 6 Dec. 1885 in Washington, D.C. Henry died 27 Mar. 1918
The crooked corridor; a study of Henry James by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babbitts and bohemians; the American 1920's by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

14 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social history of U.S. life and culture during the decade, a period marked by mass conformity as well as rebellion, and exceptional development
Lafcadio Hearn by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

17 editions published between 1961 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Park maker : a life of Frederick Law Olmsted by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On April 28, 1858, municipal officials announced the winner of the design contest for a great new park for the people of New York City - Plan no. 33, "Greensward" by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Though the appropriated ground for what was to become Central Park was nothing more than a barren expanse occupied by squatters, in a matter of a few years, Olmsted turned the wasteland into a landscape of coherence, elegance, and beauty." "Olmsted was an American visionary. He foresaw the day when New York and many other growing cities of the mid-nineteenth century would be plagued by what we presently term "urban sprawl." And he was convinced of the critical importance of adapting land for the recreational and contemplative needs of city dwellers before the last remnants of natural terrain were engulfed by "monotonous, straight streets and piles of erect, angular buildings."" "This account of his prodigious life features many of his outstanding landscape projects, including the Biltmore Estate, Prospect Park (Brooklyn), the capitol grounds in Washington, DC, the Boston Park System, the Chicago parks and the Chicago World Fair, as well as measures to preserve the natural settings at Niagara Falls, Yosemite, and the Adirondacks. It traces his early years and describes events that were to form his artistic, intellectual, and deeply humanistic sensibilities. And it restores this lost American hero to his prominent place in history. In addition to being the acknowledged father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted helped shape the political and philosophical climate of America in his own time and today."--BOOK JACKET
Figures in a western landscape : men and women of the northern Rockies by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These and other men and women whose stories Stevenson tells all helped to shape - and were in turn shaped by - the uniquely challenging landscape of America's "last West." Their words and actions, here rediscovered, give vivid color to a climactic chapter in American history
Days and deeds; a book of verse for children's reading and speaking by Burton Egbert Stevenson( Book )

23 editions published between 1906 and 1944 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Henry Adams reader by Henry Adams( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home and family life education in elementary schools by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

12 editions published between 1946 and 1949 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babbitts and bohemians : from the Great War to the Great Depression by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Babbitts and Bohemians is a fresh and informed account of the 1920s, a decade that seems almost mythical to some. Elizabeth Stevenson finds that the true twenties was a society of contrast. On the one hand, it was an era of sameness and political conformity, but on the other hand, it was also a time of cultural revolt. In places labelled Main Street and Middletown the citizenry followed a conventional pattern. At the same time, while most of America enjoyed the good life of this period, bohemians in Greenwich Village and expatriates in Paris were fervently scornful of it." "The author explores the new sense and the world during this period, especially evident in the writings of Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, Robert Frost, H. L. Mencken, Glenway Wescott, William Faulkner, and others. Stevenson writes about numerous facets of the 1920s: the brilliant entertainers, Harlem's brief period of glory, the worsening conditions in the South, the hero worship of Babe Ruth and Charles Lindbergh, and the stockmarket crash in 1929 that brought an abrupt end to the golden years. In the new introduction, the author reflects on her personal experience and discusses how the 1920s affected her family."--BOOK JACKET
Henry James : the crooked corridor by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intro -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Introduction to the Transaction Edition -- PART One The Man -- PART Two Scope -- PART Three Theme: The Collision of the Individual and Society -- PART Four Variations upon the Theme -- PART Five Attitudes -- PART Six Means -- PART Seven The House of Life and the Palace of Art -- Bibliographical Note -- Index
The grass lark : a study of Lafcadio Hearn by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is remarkable how persistent a "minor" writer may be. He may lack the large vision and universal message of the great writer, but instead possess a clear, true, intense view of particular places, peoples, and situations that renders his work unique and irreplacable. Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) is such a figure in American literature. Best known as a scholar of Japanese culture, Hearn was a remarkable journalist, translator, travel writer, and perhaps second only to Poe in the literature of the macabre and supernatural. Hearn's life, as strange and colorful as his work, is brilliantly recounted in Elizabeth Stevenson's sensitive and sympathetic biography." "The range of Hearn's writing is reflected in the peripatetic course of his life. The son of an Irish father and a Greek mother, he was born on the Ionian island of Leucadia, was raised in Dublin, and came to America at the age of nineteen. His early career was spent as a journalist. Without a trace of condescension or pity he entered into the lives of the dock workers of Cincinnati, the Creoles of New Orleans and Martinique, and later the common villagers of Japan, describing how they lived and worked and what they believed." "Elizabeth Stevenson's book is as much about the writer as the man. While giving an accurate measure of the scale of Hearn's achievement, she makes a compelling case for its artistry. Her reading demonstrates that his writings are not mere aids to the understanding of various cultures but ends in themselves. Hearn did not just translate the folklore of other cultures, he recreated it. The Grass Lark will interest literary scholars, American studies specialists, and folklorists."--BOOK JACKET
The American 1920s; Babbitts and bohemians by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Adams : a biography by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Park maker : life of Frederick Law Olmsted by Elizabeth Stevenson( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Introduction to the Transaction Edition Olmsted Today -- Preface: A Search for Olmsted -- Acknowledgments -- I.A Boy in the Connecticut Woods -- II. Idler -- III. Sailor -- IV. Company and Solitude -- V. Scientific Farmer -- VI. A Walk in England -- VII. A Visit to Newburgh -- VIII. Journeying South -- IX. New York Streets and Texas Trails -- X. The Back Country -- XI. Yeoman: The Southern Writings -- XII. Editor and Publisher -- XIII. Greensward -- XIV. The Boss of Central Park -- XV. Secretary of the Sanitary Commission -- XVI. The Chief of the Hospital Ships -- XVII. The End of Olmsted's War -- XVIII. Mariposa -- XIX . Between Two Worlds -- XX. A Wider Work -- XXI. A Humane Life -- XXII. Buffetings and Accomplishments -- XXIII. Interlude -- XXIV. Recovery -- XXV. A Liberal Profession -- XXVI. North, South, and West -- XXVII. A Pisgah View -- XXVIII. The End before the End -- Notes -- Selective Bibliography -- Index
Understanding your heart by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Park maker by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quaker ways by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crooked corridor : a study of Henry James by Henry James( Book )

2 editions published between 1949 and 1961 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Park maker a life of frederick law olmstead by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Figures in a western landscape : men and women of the northern Rockies
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Park maker : a life of Frederick Law OlmstedFigures in a western landscape : men and women of the northern RockiesBabbitts and bohemians : from the Great War to the Great DepressionHenry James : the crooked corridorThe grass lark : a study of Lafcadio HearnPark maker : life of Frederick Law Olmsted
Alternative Names
Elizabeth Stevenson Autora americana

Elizabeth Stevenson escritora estauxunidense (1919–1999)

Elizabeth Stevenson schrijfster (????-1999)

Stevenson, Elizabeth, 1919-

إليزابيث ستيفنسون

スティーヴンスン, E

Languages
English (238)

Japanese (3)