Item description for Elsie at Home (Elsie Dinsmore Collection) by Martha Finley...
Martha Finley (1828-1909) who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Martha Farquharson, was the author of Black Steve (1865), Elsie Dinsmore (1867), Casella (1869), Holidays at Roselands (1873), Elsie's Girlhood (1873), Elsie's Womanhood (1875), Elsie's Motherhood (1876), Elsie's Children (1877), Grandmother Elsie (1882), Elsie's New Relations (|1883), Elsie at Nantucket (1884), The Two Elsies (1885), Elsie at Home (1887), Elsie's Kith and Kin (1889), Christmas with Grandma Elsie (1889), Elsie and the Raymonds (1890), Elsie's Vacation and After Events (1891), Elsie at Viamede (1892), Elsie at Ion (1893), and Elsie at the World's Fair (1894).
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Studio: Sovereign Grace Publishers Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.92" Width: 5.72" Height: 1.07" Weight: 1.36 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1998
Publisher Sovereign Grace Publishers Inc.
ISBN 1589602846 ISBN13 9781589602847
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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 at Home (Elsie Dinsmore Collection)?
This book promotes tooth decay Nov 11, 2004
I was given the unfortunate assignment to read this book for work. It has virtually no plot, and when something finally does happen, its over in about two sentences. For the most part, the characters (who it is virtually impossible to keep track of unless you've read the preceeding 20 stories) spend their time being impossibly nice to each other and quoting scripture passages. There is also a weird father/daughter dynamic in this story with an elder daughter disdaining any thought of marriage so that she might always remain with her father, and said father thinks this is simply wonderful. There are pages and pages devoted to the daughter telling her father how she never hopes to leave him. I know its not meant to be, but it strikes me as a little creepy. Read something else and be glad you did.
Yawn(ZZZZZZZZZZ) Feb 19, 2003
Penned in the mid-nineteenth century, the original Elise books were written by Martha Finley as a means to supprot herself after she suffered a serious injury. Finley wrote twenty-eight Elsie books before her death in 1909. Books 1-14 is ok, but after that it is entierly boring. They even have Cp. Raymond reading out of a history book!