The English Orphans Or A Home in the New World

THE ENGLISH ORPHANS ; OR 3 Home in the New World . BY M28 . MARY J.
HOLMES , « UTHOR OF " DARKNESS AND DAYLIGHT , " " MARIAN GREY , ^ . "
ROADOS BROOK , " " HOYESTEAD , " DORA DEANE , " COUSIN VAUDE ...

Author: Mary Jane Holmes

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The English Orphans Or a Home in the New World By Mrs Mary J Holmes

While sales of the novel were slow at first, they steadily continued, and ultimately totaled about 250,000 copies. Reprinted in 1886, this novel was her most popular.

Author: Mary J. Holmes

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Mary Jane Holmes (April 5, 1825 - October 6, 1907) was a bestselling and prolific American author who published 39 popular novels, as well as short stories. Her first novel sold 250,000 copies; and she had total sales of 2 million books in her lifetime, second only to Harriet Beecher Stowe.Portraying domestic life in small-town and rural settings, she examined gender relationships, as well as those of class and race. She also dealt with slavery and the American Civil War with a strong sense of moral justice. Since the late 20th century she has received fresh recognition and reappraisal, although her popular work was excluded from most 19th-century literary histories. Early life and education: Mary Jane Hawes was born in Brookfield, Massachusetts in 1825, the fifth of Fanny (Olds) and Preston Hawes' nine children. The household was economically modest, but the parents encouraged intellectual endeavor. She may also have been influenced by her uncle, Rev. Joel Hawes (1789-1867), for many years minister at the First Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut, and known for his published sermons and other writings. Preston Hawes died when Mary Jane was 12 and she started teaching school at 13. Interested in writing from an early age, she published her first story at 15. Career: Holmes used her experiences in Kentucky for the material of several novels. In 1854 at the age of 29, she published her first novel, Tempest and Sunshine. Its central girl characters, Julia and Fanny, were reportedly modeled on the local family of John Singleton and his daughters Bettie and Susan. The portrayal of girls with contrasting characters was resolved with a sense of moral justice, as they both traveled personal journeys of growth. While sales of the novel were slow at first, they steadily continued, and ultimately totaled about 250,000 copies. Reprinted in 1886, this novel was her most popular. She was first published by Appleton, and later for 20 years by G.W. Carleton, which was succeeded by G.W. Dillingham, all of New York City. As The Nation noted in its obituary at her death: It is an eternal paradox of our world of letters that the books which enjoy the largest sale are barely recognized as existing by the guardians of literary tradition. Mrs. Mary Jane Holmes, who died Sunday at Brockport, N.Y., wrote thirty-nine novels with aggregate sales, it is said, of more than two million copies, and yet she had not even a paragraph devoted to her life and works in the histories of American Literature. ("The Week") The theme of most of her novels was domestic life, reflecting society in the antebellum years, as well as during and after the American Civil War. Her books were very popular and she was published by major firms in New York. Her sales were second nationally only to those of Harriet Beecher Stowe; in total Holmes sold more than two million books. As the literary scholar Judith Fetterley notes: the literature of mid-nineteenth century women is essentially about women. Thus the first truth the women have to tell is that not all Americans are male and the assumption that an American text must be a man's story told by men is partisan to say the least. Were this truth to be told, of course, it would require a redefinition of what constitutes an American theme; it would require the possibility that a story by a woman about women could be an American text...at issue equally is the matter of perspective. For a man's story told by a man is not necessarily the same as a man's story told by a woman.Critics of the time and early 20th century classified Holmes' and other women authors' work as "sentimental" and downplayed it because of appeal to the common reader. Recent critics have appreciated how Holmes grappled seriously with issues of gender, race and class, as well as slavery and the Civil War. She created attractive characters who also had flaws, with whom readers could identify......
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The English Orphans Or a Home in the New World

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Tr bner s Bibliographical Guide to American Literature being a classified list of books in all departments of Literature and Science published in the United States of America during the last forty years With an introduction notes three appendices and an index

New York . cl . 3s . 6d . Holbrook . Ten Years among the Mail Bags ; or , Notes
from the Diary of a Special Agent of the ... New York . 6s . Holmes . - The English
Orphans ; or , a Home in the New World , by Mrs. Mary J. Holmes . post 8vo , pp .

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D Appleton Company s own Publications 1859

Holmes ' English Orphans . The English Orphans ; or , A Home in the New World .
By MARY J. HOLMES . 12mo . , cloth , 75 cents . This is an exceedingly
interesting tale . The varying fortunes of the young English children left orphaned
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Bibliographical Guide to American Literature

The English Orphans ; or , a Home in the New World , by Mrs. Mary J. Holmes .
post 8vo , pp . 329. New York , 1855. cloth . 5s . Holmes . The Homestead of the
Hill - side , and other Tales , by Mrs. Mary J. Holmes crown 8vo , pp . 380. New ...

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Catalogue of the Liverpool Free Public Library

I745 H 62 Views of Arundel House in the Strand , 1646 . ... New York , 1861 D
466 Hollings , J . F . Life of Gustavus Adolphus the Great , King of Sweden . (
Family Lib . ) ... 1854 N 1154 - The English Orphans : or , a Home in the New
World .

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Classified English Prose Fiction

823.792 The English orphans ; or , a home in the new world . 823.793 Ethelyn's
mistake ; or , the home in the west : a novel . 823.794 Forrest House . 823.795
The homestead on the hillside , and other tales . 823.796 Hugh Worthington .

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Finding List of English Prose Fiction and Books for the Young

[ With an appendix containing an account of the house of Beaufort and of the
royal family of Scotland ] .. Mistress Margery : a ... -English orphans ; or , a home
in the New World ........... -Ethelyn's mistake ; or , the home in the west .. Forrest
house .

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Catalogue of the Books Belonging to the Young Men s Association of the City of Chicago

New York , 1855 . Mary J . Meadow brook . New York , 1857 . The English
orphans ; or a home in the new world . New York , 1864 . Darkness and daylight .
A novel . New York , 1864 . Oliver Wendell . Elsie Venner ; a romance of destiny .

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Norton s Literary Register And Book Buyers Almanac

Holmes , Mrs . Mary J . The English Orphans ; or , a Home in the New World . 12o
. pp . 331 , . . . . 0 75 D . Appleton & Co . Holmes , 0 . W . Astraea , the Balance of
Illusions . 16o . . pp . 40 , . . . . . . . . . . . 0 25 Ticknor & Fields . Holyoke , Hettie .

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Norton s literary register

HOL - HOU . 67 . . . . . Holmes , Mrs. Mary J. The English Orphans ; or , a Home in
the New World . 12 . pp . 331 , 075 D. Appleton & Co. Holmes , O. W. Astraea , the
Balance of Illusions . 16o . pp . 40 , 0 25 Ticknor & Fields . Holyoke , Hettie .

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Connecticut at the World s Fair

HOLMES , Mrs . MARY J . A Fair Puritan , a New England tale . Cousin Maude
and Rosamond . Ashes , a Society Girl . Bessie ' s Fortune , a novel . English
orphans ; or a home in the New World . Gretchen , a novel . The House of Five
Gables ...

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Catalog of the Public School Library of Grand Rapids Michigan

H.79 Edith Lyle . c . 1876 . H.78 English orphans : or , A home in the new world . c
. 1855 ... .... H . 120 Ethelyn's mistake ; or , Tbe home in the west . 1872 .. .H.80
Forrest House . 1879 . .H . 128 Homestead on the hillside , and other stories . c .

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The American Catalogue of books or English guide to American literature giving the full title of original works published in the United States since the year 1800

( New York , 1852. ) Foolscap , cloth , 6s . - Waldorf Family ; or , Grandfather's
Legends ( New York , 1852. ) Square 12mo . , cloth gilt , 6s . ENGLISH
ORPHANS , The ; or , a Home in the New World . By Mrs. MARY J. HOLMES . (
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Catalogue of the Library of Troy Young Men s Assoc

16.8 Richardson , R. New dictionary of Turner , T. H. Some account of dothe ..
21.9 mestic ... 26.7 Wakefield , E. G. Comparison of E. Welsford , H. Origin and
ramificaand America . ... 31.8 ENGLISH orphans ; or home in the new world .
Holmes ...

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Catalogue of the Library of the Troy Young Men s Association

ENGLISH miracle plays . Hone , W. 3.11 Gresley , W .. 3.4 ENGLISH moths and
butterflies . Harris , M ENGLISH churchwomen of the seventeenth 13.2 century .
New York , 1846. 8o .... 31.8 English orphans ; or home in the new world .
Holmes ...

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