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John Wilson and Son

Works: 744 works in 1,101 publications in 1 language and 24,306 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Poetry  History  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  Political fiction  Novels  Historical fiction 
Roles: Printer, Publisher, Stereotyper, Electrotyper
Classifications: PZ7.A335, 813.4
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Most widely held works by John Wilson and Son
Herod : a tragedy by Stephen Phillips( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little men : life at Plumfield with Jo's boys by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

9 editions published between 1871 and 1901 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1871 volume offers the first edition of Alcott's classic followup to Little Women
Candle-lightin' time by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )

1 edition published in 1901 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems in old-fashioned, stereotypical African American dialect
The complete poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1890 and 1896 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only edition currently available that contains all of Dickinson's poems. The works were originally gathered by editor Johnson and published in a three-volume set in 1955
Laura Bridgman : Dr. Howe's famous pupil and what he taught her by Maud Howe Elliott( Book )

2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A testimony to the courage and spirit of Samuel Gridley Howe, the founder of America's first school for the blind and and of one of his students, Laura Bridgman
Louisa May Alcott : her life, letters, and journals by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truly one of the most remarkable women of the nineteenth century, Alcott spent part of her childhood in an experimental Utopian community, received lessons from Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne, served as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War, and became one of America's most beloved writers by penning an impressive collection of children's tales, novels, and essays. In this 1889 work, Ednah D. Cheney takes an in-depth look at Alcott's life, piecing together her biography with excerpts from her journals and personal correspondence. Alcott's journal entries, in particular, showcase her wit and sharpness with gems like "Stories simmered in my brain, demanding to be writ; but I let them simmer, knowing that the longer the divine afflatus was bottled up the better it would be."
A flock of girls and boys by Nora Perry( )

2 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folks from Dixie by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers of fortune by Richard Harding Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance of America’s nascent imperial power, Richard Harding Davis’s Soldiers of Fortune recounts the adventures of Robert Clay, a mining engineer and sometime mercenary, and Hope Langham, the daughter of a wealthy American industrialist, as they become caught up in a coup in Olancho, a fictional Latin American republic. When the coup, organized by corrupt politicians and generals, threatens the American-owned Valencia Mining Company, Clay organizes his workers and the handful of Americans visiting the mine into a counter-coup force. Written on the eve of the Spanish-American War, Soldiers of Fortune casts the young American as the dashing, hypermasculine hero of the new military and economy. A huge best-seller, the novel did its part to push the nation into war against Spain, and stands as one of the most important texts in the literature of American imperialism. The appendices, which bring together primary materials by writers and politicians such as Rebecca Harding Davis, Theodore Roosevelt, Jose Martí, Mark Twain, Herbert Spencer, and others, address such issues as social Darwinism, masculinity, and ideas of Anglo-American superiority
The thrall of Leif the Lucky, a story of Viking days by Ottilie A Liljencrantz( )

1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated volume relaying the life and accomplishments of Leif the Lucky, better known as Leif Ericsson, The Thrall of Leif the Lucky: A Story of Viking Days incorporates stories from Norse sagas and legends to tell Leif's tale. Born around 970 AD, Leif Ericsson was a famous Viking and son of Erik the Red, an iconic Norse explorer and outlaw. Known for his incredible skills in battle and in navigation, Leif is credited with discovering North America in the early 1000s, nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus would do so. There, Ericsson founded the Viking settlement of Vinland in present-day Newfoundland
An old-fashioned girl by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

10 editions published between 1870 and 1898 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Polly, an old fashioned girl, and her friendship with the wealthy Shaw family of Boston
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

16 editions published between 1868 and 1913 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young ladies in the early nineteenth century
The autobiography and letters of Mrs. M.O.W. Oliphant by Margaret Oliphant( Book )

1 edition published in 1899 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Oliphant (nee Margaret Oliphant Wilson) was a Scottish writer of "domestic realism, historical novel and tales of the supernatural."
Salem witchcraft; with an account of Salem village and a history of opinions on witchcraft and kindred subjects by Charles Wentworth Upham( Book )

1 edition published in 1867 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a facsimile edition of Volume 2 in a 2 volume work that was published originally in 1867. The title page is omitted and the table of contents was only published in Volume 1. Volume one consists of front matter (including a map and illustrations) as well as the First and Second Parts of the total work. Volume 2 consists of the Third Part of the work (p. 1-444), a supplement (p. 447-522), and an appendix (p. 525-553). There is more than one copy of both volumes available via Google Books
The man without a country by Edward Everett Hale( Book )

8 editions published between 1891 and 1904 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a U.S. Navy officer involved in the treason of Aaron Burr
Ramona : a story by Helen Hunt Jackson( Book )

2 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful half Native American, half-Scottish orphan raised by a harsh Mexican ranchera, Ramona enters into a forbidden love affair with a heroic Mission Indian named Alessandro. The pair's adventures after they elope paint a vivid portrait of California history and the woeful fate of Native Americans and Mexicans whose lands and rights were stripped as Anglo-Americans overran southern California
Indian summer by William Dean Howells( Book )

1 edition published in 1886 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Italy against a background of scenes taken from Howells's Tuscan Cities (1885), Indian Summer is the story of middle-aged bachelor Theodore Colville's romantic involvement with two women, one his own age and the other much younger. The principal theme of the book is the January and May romance between Colville and the younger woman, Imogene Graham. A number of the themes which preoccupy Howells in his other fiction also appear in the novel. The relationship between motive and consequences, for example, is touched on as Colville and the Reverend Waters, a chorus character, discuss the moral implica
Dream days by Kenneth Grahame( Book )

1 edition published in 1899 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The further adventures of five brothers and sisters growing up in the English countryside in the late nineteenth century
Catherine Schuyler by Mary Gay Humphreys( Book )

1 edition published in 1897 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of a woman from a prominent Dutch family in colonial New York which reveals a great deal about life for women of the upperclass in 18th century America
A daughter of New France : with some account of the gallant Sieur Cadillac and his colony on the Detroit by Mary Catherine Crowley( Book )

1 edition published in 1901 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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