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Simms, William Gilmore 1806-1870

Overview
Works: 1,151 works in 4,409 publications in 2 languages and 68,883 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  War stories  Catalogs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Honoree
Classifications: PS2848, 813.3
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Most widely held works about William Gilmore Simms
 
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Most widely held works by William Gilmore Simms
The Yemassee by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

87 editions published between 1835 and 2012 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Yamassee War of 1715
The partisan : a tale of the Revolution by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

67 editions published between 1835 and 2011 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views and reviews in American literature, history and fiction: first series by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

30 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in English and German and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of "the great American novel" continues to thrive almost as vigorously as in its nineteenth-century heyday, defying 150 years of attempts to dismiss it as amateurish or obsolete. In this landmark book, the first in many years to take in the whole sweep of national fiction, Lawrence Buell reanimates this supposedly antiquated idea, demonstrating that its history is a key to the dynamics of national literature and national identity itself. The dream of the G.A.N., as Henry James nicknamed it, crystallized soon after the Civil War. In fresh, in-depth readings of selected contenders from the 1850s onward in conversation with hundreds of other novels, Buell delineates four "scripts" for G.A.N. candidates. One, illustrated by The Scarlet Letter, is the adaptation of the novel's story-line by later writers, often in ways that are contrary to the original author's own design. Other aspirants, including The Great Gatsby and Invisible Man, engage the American Dream of remarkable transformation from humble origins. A third script, seen in Uncle Tom's Cabin and Beloved, is the family saga that grapples with racial and other social divisions. Finally,mega-novels from Moby-Dick to Gravity's Rainbow feature assemblages of characters who dramatize in microcosm the promise and pitfalls of democracy. The canvas of the great American novel is in constant motion, reflecting revolutions in fictional fashion, the changing face of authorship, and the inseparability of high culture from popular. As Buell reveals, the elusive G.A.N. showcases the myth of the United States as a nation perpetually under construction
Woodcraft; or, Hawks about the dovecote; a story of the South at the close of the Revolution by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

37 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scout; or, The black riders of Congaree by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

59 editions published between 1854 and 2006 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eutaw: a sequel to The forayers; or, The raid of the dog-days ; a tale of the revolution by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

74 editions published between 1856 and 2011 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forayers; or, The raid of the dog-days by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

73 editions published between 1855 and 2014 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Francis Marion by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

83 editions published between 1811 and 2016 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The facts, in the life of Francis Marion, are far less generally extended in our country than his fame. The present is an attempt to supply this deficiency, and to justify, by the array of authentic particulars, the high position which has been assigned him among the master-workers in our revolutionary history. The task has been a difficult, but I trust not entirely an unsuccessful one. Our southern chronicles are meagre and unsatisfactory
The Yemassee; a romance of Carolina by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

30 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The determination of the whole was soon made. Huspah, the superior but superannuated chief, tottering in advance, and singing mournfully the song of death with which the Indian always prepares for its approach, the song became general with the victims, and with drawn knives and ready hatchets, they threw wide the entrance, and rushing forth with a fury duly heightened by the utter hopelessness of escape, they struck desperately on all sides among the hundreds by whom they were beleaguered. But they had been waited and prepared for, and forbearing to strike in return, and freely risking their own lives, the Indians were content to bear them down by the force of numbers."--Publisher's website
Vasconselos : a romance of the New World by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

75 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance of the time of Hernando de Soto
Richard Hurdis, a tale of Alabama by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

61 editions published between 1855 and 2014 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to the text, this edition includes a Simms chronology, historical background, explanatory notes, textual notes, and a select bibliography
Guy Rivers: a tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

56 editions published between 1834 and 2016 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Border beagles : a tale of Mississippi by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

65 editions published between 1840 and 2016 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Captain John Smith, the founder of Virginia by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

54 editions published between 1846 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wigwam and the cabin by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

73 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel focuses on the Southern frontier that William Gilmore Simms knew so well, a frontier whose vernacular, courage, humor, folklore, violence, injustice, and beauty are vividly brought to life through the strokes of his pen. Simms' particularly realistic style is evident throughout the book. This book is a written survey of Choctaw history from the late Mississippian era in the 16th century. Simms has presented an incident he encountered as he travelled from his home in South Carolina to visit his father
Beauchampe; or, The Kentucky tragedy. A sequel to Charlemont by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

52 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlemont; or, The pride of the village ; a tale of Kentucky by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

68 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southward ho! : a spell of sunshine by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

60 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure about a young sailor who has a run-in with pirates
Confession, or, The blind heart : a domestic story by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

48 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simms relocates Othello to the American frontier in this psychological study of jealousy. Of note is the main female character, Margaret Cooper, who has been described by one critic as "a kind of Margaret Fuller on the frontier."--Www.answers.com
The history of South Carolina from its first European discovery to its erection into a republic; with a supplementary book, bringing the narrative down to the present time by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

28 editions published between 1840 and 2015 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Richard Hurdis, a tale of Alabama
Alternative Names
Author of The partisan, 1806-1870

Bachelor knight 1806-1870

City bachelor 1806-1870

Cooper, Frank

Cooper, Frank 1806-1870

Editor 1806-1870

Gilmore Simms, W. 1806-1870

Gilmore Simms, William 1806-1870

Gilmore, W. 1806-1870

Gilmore, William 1806-1870

Gulielmus Gilmore Simms

Partisan, Author of, 1806-1870

Simms, Gilmore

Simms, U. G. 1806-1870

Simms, U. G. (Uilʹi︠a︡m Gilmor), 1806-1870

Simms, W. Gilmore.

Simms, W. Gilmore 1806-1870

Simms, W. Gilmore (William Gilmore)

Simms, W. Gilmore (William Gilmore), 1806-1870

Simms, William G. 1806-1870

South-Carolinian 1806-1870

Southron 1806-1870

William Gilmore Simms Amerikaans advocaat (1806-1870)

William Gilmore Simms amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Dichter

William Gilmore Simms amerikansk advokat

William Gilmore Simms écrivain américain

William Gilmore Simms escriptor estatunidenc

William Gilmore Simms escritor estadounidense

William Gilmore Simms scrittore, poeta e storico statunitense

William Gilmore Simms yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Вільям Ґілмор Сіммс

シムズ, ウィリアム・ギルモア

威廉·吉爾摩·西姆斯

Languages
English (1,269)

German (1)

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The scout; or, The black riders of CongareeEutaw: a sequel to The forayers; or, The raid of the dog-days ; a tale of the revolutionThe forayers; or, The raid of the dog-daysThe life of Francis MarionThe Yemassee; a romance of CarolinaRichard Hurdis, a tale of AlabamaGuy Rivers: a tale of GeorgiaThe life of Captain John Smith, the founder of VirginiaThe wigwam and the cabin