WorldCat Identities

Finley, Martha 1828-1909

Overview
Works: 420 works in 1,822 publications in 2 languages and 24,070 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Christian fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Religious fiction  Christmas fiction  Didactic fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction, American 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.F496, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martha Finley
Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley( Book )

123 editions published between 1806 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,814 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 )

50 editions published between 1875 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 705 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 )

39 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in English and held by 639 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
Holidays at Roselands : a sequel to Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley( )

23 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie's new relations, what they did and how they fared at Ion : a sequel to Grandmother Elsie by Martha Finley( )

34 editions published between 1883 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 503 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 endless wait by Martha Finley( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 477 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 motherhood : a sequel to Elsie's womanhood by Martha Finley( )

26 editions published between 1875 and 2012 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 411 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 )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 403 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
Grandmother Elsie : a sequel to Elsie's widowhood by Martha Finley( )

12 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie's stolen heart by Martha Finley( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 370 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 1868 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie trusts in the Lord to comfort her when her husband dies suddenly
Elsie's children : a sequel to "Elsie's motherhood" by Martha Finley( Book )

38 editions published between 1868 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 342 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 girlhood by Martha Finley( Book )

37 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie's experiences changes from girlhood to womanhood, her family is also undergoing change. In this third volume Elsie matures into a young woman as her father falls in love, marries, and provides her with a brother and sister: Horace Jr. and Rosebud. Elsie experiences a bittersweet agony in her first love and her first heartbreak, only to discover that true love has been with her almost as long as she can remember
Elsie at the World's Fair by Martha Finley( Book )

28 editions published between 1888 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dinsmores and other family and friends attend the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago
Elsie's troubled times by Martha Finley( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 321 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 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 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 Kersten Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 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 motherhood by Martha Finley( Book )

34 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie and Edward face challenges within their family and get caught up in a fight to protect the innocent from unjust persecution
Christmas with Grandma Elsie by Martha Finley( Book )

36 editions published between 1886 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 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
 
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Elsie's endless wait
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Elsie's womanhoodElsie at Nantucket : a sequel to Elsie's new relationsHolidays at Roselands : a sequel to Elsie DinsmoreElsie's new relations, what they did and how they fared at Ion : a sequel to Grandmother ElsieElsie's endless waitElsie's motherhood : a sequel to Elsie's womanhoodElsie's impossible choiceElsie's new life
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

Farquharson, Martha 1828-1909

Little Joe Carter, Author of, 1828-1909

Marion Harvey, Author of 1828-1909

Martha, Cousin, 1828-1909

Martha Finley American children's writer, novelist, teacher

Martha Finley Amerikaans schrijfster (1828-1909)

Try, Author of 1828-1909

Languages
English (551)

Russian (8)