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Simms, William Gilmore 1806-1870

Overview
Works: 1,267 works in 4,877 publications in 2 languages and 70,989 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Historical fiction  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Excerpts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Honoree
Classifications: PZ3.S592, 813.3
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Most widely held works about William Gilmore Simms
 
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The life of Francis Marion by William Gilmore Simms( )

89 editions published between 1811 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Marion, also known as "The Swamp Fox," was a military officer of the Continental Army and militia during the Revolutionary War. His guerilla tactics were extremely effective against the British, and despite conflicting accounts that paint him in a more sinister light, his success during the Revolution has made him a folk hero of legendary status
The Yemassee; a romance of Carolina by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

147 editions published between 1835 and 2015 in English and held by 2,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewed from today's perspective, The Yemassee dramatically and unflinchingly bares the manipulation, exploitation, and eventual genocide of a proud indigenous nation that preferred extinction to the surrender of its land and the subjugation of its people
Vasconselos : a romance of the New World by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

82 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance of the time of Hernando de Soto
The partisan : a tale of the Revolution by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

68 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) provide a sweeping fictional portrait of the colonial and antebellum South in all of its regional diversity. Simms's account of the region is more comprehensive than that of any other author of his time; he treats the major intellectual and social issues of the South and depicts the bonds and tensions among all of its inhabitants. By the mid-1840s Simms's novels were so well known that Edgar Allan Poe could call him "the best novelist which this country has, on the whole, produced." The thirteenth volume in the ongoing Arkansas Edition of the works of Simms, The Partisan is the first in order of publication of Simms's Revolutionary War romances. Although Simms took advantage of the novelist's prerogative to invent characters and events for his saga, he did so with a historian's eye, making extensive use of official histories; letters, diaries, and other documents; family traditions; and unpublished and published memoirs. Simms gives human interest to the novel's historical framework with two love triangles, mixing romantic conventions with gritty realism that outlines the four classes of Simms's ideal society. The Partisan is also remarkable among Simms's work for its use of symbols, indicating, perhaps, a new intention for the novel. The result is a satisfying work of literary art enlivened with adventure and humor while remaining true to the history behind it
Views and reviews in American literature, history and fiction: first series by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

47 editions published between 1845 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,375 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 )

58 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlaws, frontiersmen, and a struggling army try to drive the British militia out of Virginia
The forayers; or, The raid of the dog-days by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

69 editions published between 1855 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mellichampe a legend of the Santee by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

88 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confession, or, The blind heart : a domestic story by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

62 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 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 scout; or, The black riders of Congaree by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

55 editions published between 1854 and 2014 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Hurdis, a tale of Alabama by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

72 editions published between 1855 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,010 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
The wigwam and the cabin by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

91 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's most significant collection of short fiction, taking as its subject matter the Southwestern frontier with all of its humor, violence, injustice, and beauty
Southward ho! : a spell of sunshine by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

66 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure about a young sailor who has a run-in with pirates
The life of Captain John Smith, the founder of Virginia by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

59 editions published between 1846 and 2016 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backwoods tales : Paddy McGann, Sharp Snaffles, and Bill Bauldy : selected fiction of William Gilmore Simms by William Gilmore Simms( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keen Butterworth, an emeritus member of the English Department at the University of South Carolina, has published on Simms, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, and other southern writers. He has recently written about Louis Armstrong for the Southern Review and is currently pursuing projects in fiction and poetry
Guy Rivers: a tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

44 editions published between 1834 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauchampe; or, The Kentucky tragedy. A sequel to Charlemont by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

54 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Faber : the story of a criminal ; with "Confessions of a Murderer" by William Gilmore Simms( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Gilmore Simms's (1806-1870) body of work, a sweeping fictional portrait of the colonial and antebellum South in all its regional diversity, with its literary and intellectual issues, is probably more comprehensive than any other nineteenth-century southern author. Simms's career began with a short novel, Martin Faber, published in 1833. This Gothic tale is reminiscent of James Hogg's Confessions of a Sinner and was written four years before Edgar Allan Poe's "William Wilson." Narrated in the first person, it is considered a pioneering examination of criminal psychology. Martin seduces
Katharine Walton; or, The rebel of Dorchester by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

73 editions published between 1851 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Richard Hurdis, a tale of Alabama
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The Yemassee; a romance of CarolinaThe partisan : a tale of the RevolutionThe forayers; or, The raid of the dog-daysThe scout; or, The black riders of CongareeRichard Hurdis, a tale of AlabamaThe wigwam and the cabinThe life of Captain John Smith, the founder of VirginiaBackwoods tales : Paddy McGann, Sharp Snaffles, and Bill Bauldy : selected fiction of William Gilmore Simms
Alternative Names
Author of The partisan, 1806-1870

Bachelor knight 1806-1870

Briefless barrister, 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 usona verkisto

William Gilmore Simms yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Вільям Ґілмор Сіммс

Симмс, Уильям Гилмор

シムズ, ウィリアム・ギルモア

威廉·吉尔摩·西姆斯

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