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Wineapple, Brenda

Works: 41 works in 160 publications in 3 languages and 7,392 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Romance fiction  Biographies  Paranormal fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS1868, 813.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brenda Wineapple
Hawthorne : a life by Brenda Wineapple( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawthorne himself declared that he was not "one of those supremely hospitable people who serve up their own hearts, delicately fried, with brain sauce, as a tidbit" for the public Yet those who knew him best often took the opposite position. "He always puts himself in his books," said his sister-in-law Mary Mann, "he cannot help it." His life, like his work, was extraordinary, a play of light and shadow. [In this volume, the author] navigates the high tides and chill under-currents of Hawthorne's life ... In him, the quest of his generation for an authentically American voice bears disquieting fruit.-Dust jacket
White heat : the friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson by Brenda Wineapple( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book to portray one of the most remarkable friendships in American letters, that of Emily Dickinson--recluse, poet--and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, minister, literary figure, active abolitionist
Ecstatic nation : confidence, crisis, and compromise, 1848-1877 by Brenda Wineapple( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the rise of the United States during the nineteenth century, from the end of the Mexican-American War to Reconstruction, the displacement of the Indians, and the transformation of a confederation into one nation
Sister brother : Gertrude and Leo Stein by Brenda Wineapple( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a dual biography of American author Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) and her brother, American art collector and critic Leo Stein (1872-1947). The author tells the story of their devoted and eccentric relationship as siblings. Gertrude and Leo were constant companions, from childhood to adulthood, until finally, they spoke no more. Siblings of German-Jewish ancestry with inherited incomes, Gertrude and Leo showed little motivation to succeed at anything. Leo would drop out of law school, Gertrude out of medical school. From their teens in Cambridge and Baltimore into their late 30s on the Continent, they remained close, often living together. In France, they collected Bohemian friends and avant-garde art while trying to find themselves. Gertrude grew fat and sloppy while bullying her lesbian set; Leo became neurotic and anorexic, his sense of inadequacy growing in proportion to his sister's success. By 1913, her experimental prose built upon repetition and rhythm was already being parodied. Going nowhere when Alice Toklas moved in, Leo moved out of the already famous Paris flat hung with Picassos, Matisses and Renoirs to a cottage in Italy, taking half the pictures. Leo's loyal but desperate mistress would follow him. Finally, just before his death, Leo published the single book on aesthetics by which he would be remembered. The year before, he had heard about Gertrude's death only from a newspaper
Genêt, a biography of Janet Flanner by Brenda Wineapple( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The daughter of an Indianapolis mortician, Janet Flanner really began to live at the age of thirty, when she fled to Paris with her female lover. That was in 1921, a few years before she signed on as Paris correspondent for the New Yorker, taking the pseudonym Genet. For half a century she described life on the Continent with matchless elegance"--Back cover
Selected poems by John Greenleaf Whittier( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A devout Quaker who became a passionate poetic spokesman for the antislavery movement, John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92) was one of the most beloved American poets of his era. In the years before the Civil War, he campaigned tirelessly against slavery in poems that include "Ichabod," his famous denunciation of Daniel Webster for his support of the Fugitive Slave Law. In the long poem "Snow-Bound" (1866) he created a warm and enthralling portrait of rural life, while such works as "Barbara Frietchie" and "The Barefoot Boy" have been enduringly popular. This new selection brings together Whittier's many aspects--political, religious, richly descriptive--and reaffirms the emotional honesty and depth of his work
The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic tale about Hester Prynne, her lover, their child, and Hester's husband, and the effect of sin on the mind and spirit of these characters
Representative men: seven lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson( )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1845 Ralph Waldo Emerson began a series of lectures and writings in which he limned six figures who embodied the principles and aspirations of a still-young American republic. Emerson offers timeless meditations on the value of individual greatness, reconnecting readers with the everyday virtues of his "Representative Men."
Nineteenth-century American writers on writing( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Features essays, letters, poems, prose, and excerpts of interviews by fifty-seven leading writers who had to figure out what self-reliance meant for them individually within the larger context of a relatively new country where the literature was becoming defined as American"--Provided by publisher
La famille Stein : la fabrique de l'arte moderne( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stein family, Americans of German origin, settled in Paris at the start of the 20th century. The family included Gertrude, an avant-garde writer, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael's wife Sarah. The Steins were the first to buy works by Matisse and Picasso. They opened up their homes to the artistic avant-garde movement and built an outstanding modern art collection
Selected stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milly Theale, an American heiress in London, is young, hungry for life, and terminally ill. There she meets the dazzling beauty Kate Croy. Unbeknownst to Milly, Kate is madly in love with an old acquaintance of hers, Merton Densher, a young journalist who has everything a woman could want--except money. Intensely aware of her new friend's fate and coveting her fortune, Kate secretly spurs Merton to seduce and marry Milly. But their scheme to inherit her wealth does not go according to plan, and Kate and Merton learn that deceit alters love, and love, deceit
Nathaniel Hawthorne : a life by Brenda Wineapple( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three lives by Gertrude Stein( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Gertrude Stein's 1909 work "Three Lives," which consists of three novellas about underprivileged working class women in turn-of-the-century America, and includes an introduction and critical analysis
Schwester Bruder : Gertrude und Leo Stein by Brenda Wineapple( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guests examine the history of the antebellum era, the transcendental movement and national politics through the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne
The house of the seven gables : a romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A prominent New England family suffering under a curse is plagued by greed, vengeful acts, and violent death." *** "Hawthorne evinces extraordinary genius, having no rival either in America or elsewhere." Edgar Allan Poe
John Greenleaf Whittier : selected poems by John Greenleaf Whittier( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents forty-five works by nineteenth-century American poet John Greenleaf Whittier, including "Snow-Bound," his long poem about his New England childhood; his popular ballad "Skipper Ireson's Ride"; and such anti-slavery works as "Songs of Slaves in the Desert" and "The Hunters of Men."
The impeachers : the of trial of Andrew Johnson and the dream of a just nation by Brenda Wineapple( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Lincoln was assassinated and Andrew Johnson became President, a fraught time in America became perilous. Congress was divided over how Reconstruction should be accomplished and the question of black suffrage. The South roiled with violence, lawlessness, and efforts to preserve the pre-Civil War society. Andrew Johnson--chosen as Vice President for electability, because he was a Southern Democrat--had no interest in following Lincoln's agenda. With the unchecked power of executive orders, Johnson pardoned the rebel states and their leaders, opposed black suffrage, and called Reconstruction unnecessary. Congress decided to take action against a President who acted like a king. With extensive research and profound insights, Brenda Wineapple makes this overlooked historical period come alive with important new insights. The impeachment--the first in American history--was the last-ditch, patriotic effort make the goals of the Civil War a reality, and to make the Union one again"--
Prepare for saints: the making of a modern opera( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the opera Four saints in three acts, a musical collaboration between Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and others. Includes excerpts from interviews with Thomson, several performers from the original 1934 production, music critics, and biographers of Stein
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Hawthorne : a life Nathaniel Hawthorne : a life
White heat : the friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth HigginsonSister brother : Gertrude and Leo SteinGenêt, a biography of Janet FlannerSelected poemsThe scarlet letterRepresentative men: seven lecturesNineteenth-century American writers on writingSelected stories
Alternative Names
Brenda Wineapple American writer

Brenda Wineapple Amerikaans literatuurcritica

Brenda Wineapple écrivaine américaine

Brenda Wineapple escriptora estatunidenca

Brenda Wineapple escritora estadounidense



English (132)

German (2)

French (1)