WorldCat Identities

Finley, Martha 1828-1909

Overview
Works: 320 works in 1,629 publications in 2 languages and 23,874 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Christian fiction  Domestic fiction  Religious fiction  Historical fiction  Christmas fiction  Young adult works  Domestic fiction, American 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martha Finley
Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley( Book )

112 editions published between 1806 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,827 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 womanhood by Martha Finley( Book )

45 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 736 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 at Nantucket : a sequel to Elsie's new relations by Martha Finley( Book )

36 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in English and held by 611 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
Elsie at the World's Fair by Martha Finley( )

25 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and held by 535 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( )

25 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie's endless wait by Martha Finley( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 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
Christmas with Grandma Elsie by Martha Finley( )

31 editions published between 1886 and 2017 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandma Elsie hosts a joyful holiday celebration at Ion, twins Herbert and Harold decide to enter the ministry, and Max and Lulu learn lessons in humility, courage, and honesty after Lulu traps two burglars in the strong room at Woodburn
Elsie's new relations, what they did and how they fared at Ion : a sequel to Grandmother Elsie by Martha Finley( )

29 editions published between 1883 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full of familial ups and downs, Elsie's New Relations finds a houseful of Ion. Rosie, Lester and Elsie Leland, Edward and Zoe Travilla, and Violet Raymond and her husband's three children are all living under one roof with Grandma and Grandpa Elsie Dinsmore
Elsie's impossible choice by Martha Finley( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 447 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 426 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 motherhood : a sequel to Elsie's womanhood by Martha Finley( )

22 editions published between 1875 and 2012 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie and her husband Edward take delight in their burgeoning family in the aftermath of the Civil War
Elsie's stolen heart by Martha Finley( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 389 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 widowhood : a sequel to Elsie's children by Martha Finley( Book )

34 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie trusts in the Lord to comfort her when her husband dies suddenly
Grandmother Elsie : a sequel to Elsie's widowhood by Martha Finley( )

13 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie's girlhood by Martha Finley( Book )

37 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1876 and 2013 in English and held by 363 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 troubled times by Martha Finley( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 336 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
The two Elsies by Martha Finley( Book )

31 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lester and Elsie Leland take responsibility for Lester's orphaned niece, Evelyn, who becomes close to Lulu, and they and their families decide to spend the winter on a Louisiana plantation
Millie's unsettled season by K. R Hamilton( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 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
Elsie's true love by Martha Finley( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 313 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
 
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Elsie's endless wait
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Elsie's womanhoodElsie at Nantucket : a sequel to Elsie's new relationsElsie at the World's FairHolidays at Roselands : a sequel to Elsie DinsmoreElsie's endless waitChristmas with Grandma ElsieElsie's new relations, what they did and how they fared at Ion : a sequel to Grandmother ElsieElsie's impossible choice
Alternative Names

controlled identityMartha, Cousin, 1828-1909

Author of An old fashioned boy, 1828-1909

Author of Ella Clinton and Aunt Ruth 1828-1909

Author of Elsie Dinsmore, 1828-1909

Author of Little Joe Carter, 1828-1909

Author of Marion Harvey 1828-1909

Author of Try 1828-1909

Author of Wanted-a pedigree, 1828-1909

Cousin Martha, 1828-1909

Ella Clinton and Aunt Ruth, Author of 1828-1909

Farquharson, Martha 1828-1909

Little Joe Carter, Author of, 1828-1909

Marion Harvey, Author of 1828-1909

Martha, Cousin, 1828-1909

Martha Finley Amerikaans schrijfster (1828-1909)

Martha Finley Children's writer, novelist, teacher

Try, Author of 1828-1909

Languages
English (506)

Russian (7)