Elsie Dinsmore (#1)

Author(s): Martha Finley


Enter the world of "Elsie Dinsmore"! These nineteenth-century fictional chronicles of a beautiful young heiress in the Civil War South have captivated generations of 10- to 14-year-old readers eager to follow Elsie's life from childhood to motherhood and beyond. Covers feature custom illustrations."Elsie Dinsmore, Book 1" Living at her uncle's plantation, our heroine is criticized harshly by her teacher and teased relentlessly by her cousins. Will believing she's a child of God make life bearable?


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Martha Finley (1828-1909), the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, was a school teacher and author of numerous articles, essays, and books, the most well-known being the 28 volumes of her "Elsie Dinsmore" series. Turning to writing stories for young people as a means of supporting herself after a serious injury, Finley sold more books than any other children's author of her day, with the exception of Louisa May Alcott.

General Fields

  • : 9781598564006
  • : Hendrickson Publishers Inc
  • : Hendrickson Publishers Inc
  • : 0.249
  • : October 2009
  • : 188mm X 130mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Martha Finley
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813.4
  • : 256
  • : black & white line drawings