WorldCat Identities

Finley, Martha 1828-1909

Overview
Works: 226 works in 1,255 publications in 2 languages and 21,162 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Domestic fiction  Christian fiction  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction, American  Fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martha Finley
Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley( Book )

105 editions published between 1806 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with her uncle's family on a southern plantation in the mid-nineteenth century, motherless eight-year-old Elsie finds it difficult to establish a relationship with her worldly father who seems indifferent to her religious principles
Elsie's endless wait by Martha Finley( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1840's, eight-year-old heiress Elsie Dinsmore has only her Christian faith and the hope of love from the father she has never met to sustain her while living on a southern plantation with relatives who care little for her and disapprove of her strong religious principles
Elsie's girlhood : a sequel to "Elsie Dinsmore" and "Elsie's holidays at Roselands" by Martha Finley( Book )

53 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie's experiences changes from girlhood to womanhood, her family is also undergoing change
Elsie's impossible choice by Martha Finley( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having refused to violate her religious principles, even at her father's command, nine-year-old Elsie and her father both suffer terribly during his recuperation from a serious illness, especially since his stepmother encourages the rift between them
Elsie's new life by Martha Finley( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During her tenth summer, Elsie is reunited with old friends, travels throughout New England, and introduces her father to the woman who will become her new mother
Elsie's womanhood : a sequel to "Elsie's girlhood" by Martha Finley( Book )

42 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie's marriage to John Travilla opens up a new phase in her life when she moves to Viamede, her mother's childhood home
Elsie's stolen heart by Martha Finley( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting an elderly, eccentric great-aunt in Ohio, eighteen-year-old Elsie is courted by a young man who has been sent by her uncle Arthur to win not only her hand, but her fortune as well
Elsie's motherhood by Martha Finley( Book )

41 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the occasion of their tenth anniversary, Elsie and her husband John come under attack, accused of being carpetbaggers and scalawags
Elsie's troubled times by Martha (EDT) Finley( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Elsie and Edward experience the joys of parenthood, the Civil War begins and ends, with terrible losses to their families
Elsie's children : a sequel to "Elsie's motherhood" by Martha Finley( Book )

30 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie, Edward, and their children spend the summer in upstate New York with the Ross family, whom they share their love of Christ with, and must trust the Lord when their youngest daughter falls ill
Elsie's great hope by Martha Finley( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie and her family endure tragedies as well as experience the joys of life in the 1870s
Elsie's true love( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie, now twenty-one years old, wishes to marry an old friend but her father decrees she must first learn to manage her inheritance, including her mother's Louisiana sugar plantation and its slaves
Elsie's holidays at Roselands by Martha Finley( Book )

31 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight-year-old Elsie believes that obeying a request her father has made would violate her conscience, and she must refuse him. He, in turn, believes Elsie is being willful and disobedient, failing to see her refusal as a matter of her deep, abiding faith in God
Elsie's tender mercies by Martha Finley( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie Dinsmore Travilla, who has always tried to live a truly Christian life, and her family return to Ion Plantation after the Civil War to discover that old hatreds run deep and that they must rely on their faith to withstand the violence of the Ku Klux Klan
Elsie at Nantucket : a sequel to "Elsie's new relations" by Martha Finley( Book )

33 editions published between 1884 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ready to put aside her mourning clothes, Elsie spends an idyllic summer with her family in seaside cottages on Nantucket Island, where minor disturbances include a test of Lulu's obedience and of Zoe's faith and trust in God
Millie's unsettled season by K. R Hamilton( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millie Keith is moving from Ohio to Indiana with her family and her Christian faith must sustain her through the journey
Grandmother Elsie : a sequel to Elsie's widowhood by Martha Finley( Book )

26 editions published between 1882 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie's three children have grown up and gotten married, soon making Elsie into a delighted grandmother
Elsie's widowhood; a sequel to "Elsie's children." by Martha Finley( Book )

26 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie trusts in the Lord to comfort her when her husband dies suddenly
Elsie at the World's fair by Martha Finley( Book )

26 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dinsmores and other family and friends attend the 1893 World's Fair Exposition in Chicago
Holidays at Roselands : a sequel to Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley( Book )

26 editions published between 1863 and 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A story of little Elsie whose faith in God endures every trial even as she falls ill and lies at death's door and her beloved but estranged papa travels in a distant land."
 
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Elsie's endless wait
Alternative Names

controlled identityMartha, Cousin, 1828-1909

Author of Ella Clinton and Aunt Ruth 1828-1909

Author of Marion Harvey 1828-1909

Author of Try 1828-1909

Cousin Martha, 1828-1909

Ella Clinton and Aunt Ruth, Author of 1828-1909

Farquharson, Martha 1828-1909

Marion Harvey, Author of 1828-1909

Martha, Cousin, 1828-1909

Try, Author of 1828-1909

Languages
English (470)

Russian (2)

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Elsie's endless waitElsie's girlhood : a sequel to "Elsie Dinsmore" and "Elsie's holidays at Roselands"Elsie's impossible choiceElsie's new lifeElsie's womanhood : a sequel to "Elsie's girlhood"Elsie's stolen heartElsie's motherhoodElsie's troubled times