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West, Jessamyn

Overview
Works: 104 works in 550 publications in 5 languages and 32,512 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Short stories  Drama  Historical fiction  War stories  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3545.E8315, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Jessamyn West
 
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The friendly persuasion by Jessamyn West( Book )

85 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodic chapters about the Birdwell family, nineteenth century Quakers living in Indiana during the period following the Civil War
The massacre at Fall Creek by Jessamyn West( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 1824, not far from what is now Indianapolis, Indiana, five white men killed a group of nine innocent, peaceful Indians who were camped nearby. Fall Creek, a settlement about 100 miles northwest of Cincinnati, Ohio, was on the frontier of white civilization. The people who lived there had pushed westward to find their own land, enduring hardships, including Indian raids, before reaching their goal. For many years whites had been killing Indians who were in their way; seldom had they been punished by their communities for their deeds
Except for me and thee : a companion to The friendly persuasion by Jessamyn West( Book )

24 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The further adventures of the Birdwell family during and after the Civil War
Cress Delahanty by Jessamyn West( Book )

34 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of stories about Cress Delehanty and how she grew her teen years--a sort of feminine Penrod. A sensitive romantic child, she goes through episodes that add to her understanding of herself and others and with her, we share them all. Cressy is a funny, intelligent, alive child
The state of Stony Lonesome by Jessamyn West( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the town of Valencia, California in 1921 and the meeting of Zen and Ginerva
The life I really lived : a novel by Jessamyn West( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complex story of the loves and affairs of a woman writer who starts out in Kentucky and ends up in California
Leafy Rivers by Jessamyn West( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 19th century in the Ohio Territory, this is the story of a farm family. Leafy Rivers, whose first baby is on the way, recalls the past. Her recollections reveal the crisis in her marriage, and the difficult birth alters the relationship between husband and wife
The Quaker reader by Jessamyn West( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes writings about Quakers by George Fox, William Penn, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Gray Vining, John Woolman, Thomas Carlyle, John Greenleaf Whittier, D. Elton Trueblood, and Stuart Chase, among others
The big country by Donald Hamilton( Visual )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired ship captain moves west to marry and start life over as a rancher. He finds himself between two families at war over cattle watering rights, unaccepted by the local people, and in a deteriorating relationship
A matter of time by Jessamyn West( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters, literally involved in a matter of life and death, find themselves recollecting the dreams, adventures, joys, and conflicts of their early youth
Collected stories of Jessamyn West by Jessamyn West( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection contains 38 short stories by this well-loved author
Crimson ramblers of the world, farewell by Jessamyn West( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South of the Angels by Jessamyn West( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and German and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives and loves of the hundred-odd people of "the Tract," a farming community to the south of Los Angeles, founded in 1916
The witch diggers by Jessamyn West( Book )

24 editions published between 1942 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christie Fraser went to court Cate Conboy on Xmas Eve 1899. He had only met her once at his cousins sociable. During his visit he learned a lot about Cate, her family, and the inmated of the Poor Farm her father ran. The reader learns what happed to Cate's courtship and what role the "diggers" played
Love, death, and the ladies' drill team by Jessamyn West( Book )

11 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short stories, some slightly revised from earlier publication in magazines
Letters of a woman homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informal letters to a former employer tell of woman's progress as a homesteader in Wyoming
The secret look: poems by Jessamyn West( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is not what you think by Jessamyn West( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a story & three stories by Jessamyn West( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 1945, and the yearbook of the American short story by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The friendly persuasion
Alternative Names
Jessamyn West Amerikaans scenarioschrijfster (1902-1984)

Jessamyn West amerikansk manusforfattar

Jessamyn West amerikansk manusförfattare

Jessamyn West amerikansk manusforfatter

Jessamyn West amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Jessamyn West écrivaine américaine

Jessamyn West scrittrice statunitense

Jessamyn West US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

McPherson, Jessamyn West.

McPherson Jessamyn West 1902-1984

West, Jessamyn Mary

Джессамин Уэст

ウェスト, ジェサミン

ジェサミン・ウェスト (作家)

Languages
English (374)

German (26)

French (25)

Dutch (4)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The massacre at Fall CreekCress DelahantyLeafy RiversThe Quaker readerCollected stories of Jessamyn WestLetters of a woman homesteaderHide and seek; a continuing journey