Item description for Elsie and Her Loved Ones (Elsie Dinsmore Collection) by Martha Finley...
Penned from the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, Martha Finley's original Elsie Dinsmore books were the most popular books for young girls of their time. The first title of the series, Elsie Dinsmore, was painstakingly written over several years, and when it became an overnight success, her young readers demanded more of Elsie's adventures. Finley and her publisher decided to expand the book into a series of six titles. However, demand for more of Elsie, its endearing heroine, was so strong that the seriese ventually reached twenty-eight titles. Elsie Dinsmore outsold every juvenile book of the era, with the exception of Little Women.
Books 19 through 28 are being reintroduced in the spring of 2001, largely intact with only slight editorial changes to improve readability or to remove antiquated language or expressions. The joy that Elsie has brought to millions of readers aged eight to eighty can be experienced again as this sweet child of impeccable character grows into a young woman, marries and raises a family of her own, and shares delightful experiences with her children and grandchildren.
Little Ned becomes ill. Dr. Harold Travilla saves his life and wins Gracie's hand. Max and Eva make the Raymonds grandparents and Elsie a great-grandmother.
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Studio: Sovereign Grace Publishers Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.92" Width: 5.7" Height: 1.07" Weight: 1.36 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1999
Publisher Sovereign Grace Publishers Inc.
ISBN 1589602897 ISBN13 9781589602892
Availability 106 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 21, 2016 09:12.
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More About Martha Finley
Martha Finley (1828 - 1909) was a teacher and author of numerous works, the most well known being the 28 volume Elsie Dinsmore series which was published over a span of 38 years. The daughter of Presbyterian minister Dr. James Brown Finley and his wife and cousin Maria Theresa Brown Finley, she was born on April 26th, 1828 in Chillicothe, Ohio. Finley wrote many of her books under the pseudonym Martha Farquharson. She died in 1909 in Elkton, Maryland, where she moved in 1876.
Martha Finley was born in 1828 and died in 1909.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Elsie and Her Loved Ones (Elsie Dinsmore Collection)?
Yawn ZZZZZZZZZZZZ Feb 19, 2003
Following a winter's stay at Viamede in Louisiana, Elsie and her family travel over the Rocky Mountains to California. There they visit sites of interest from San Fransisco to San Diego. Returning to her childhood home, Crag Cottage, on the Hudson River, Evelyn gives birth to a daughter, and Grandma Elsie is now great-grandmother to little Mary Raymond. Following a round of family gatherings in honor of the new baby and her proud parents, Max and Evelyn, Ned Raymond becomes very ill. Dr. Harold Travilla saves his life, and Harold and Gracie's wedding date is finally set for New Year's Day. That just about sums up the whole book. I can read these books in 30 mn. flat because they are sooooo boring. Books 1-14 are ok, but after that it is entirely boring. They even have Cp. Raymond reading out of a history book! Penned in the mid-nineteenth century, the original Elsie books were written by Martha Finley as a means to support herself after she suffered a serious injury. Finley wrote twenty-eight Elsie books before her death in 1909.