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by Martha Finley

eBook Elsie Dinsmore (Elsie Dinsmore Collection) epub
  • ISBN: 1589602633
  • Author: Martha Finley
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers Inc. (December 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 328 pages
  • ePUB size: 1769 kb
  • FB2 size 1225 kb
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Home Martha Finley Elsie Dinsmore. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15. Produced by Vital Debroey, Charles Franks and the OnlineDistributed Proofreading Team. I never saw an eye so bright, And yet so soft as hers; It sometimes swam in liquid light, And sometimes swam in tears; It seemed a beauty set apart For softness and for sighs.

I have read three Elsie Dinsmore books in the last fortnight, Elsie's Widowhood, Grandmother Elsie, and Elsie's New Relations. Elsie's New Relations was SENSATIONAL, and several parts kept me on the edge of my seet

I have read three Elsie Dinsmore books in the last fortnight, Elsie's Widowhood, Grandmother Elsie, and Elsie's New Relations. Elsie's New Relations was SENSATIONAL, and several parts kept me on the edge of my seet. Focused mostly on the Raymonds and Edward and Zoe, Elsie comes into the story over and over again encouraging them in their Christian faith.

by. Finley, Martha, 1828-1909. Elsie is eight when the first book opens. She lives with her grandfather, his second wife, and their children, a couple of whom are younger than she is. Her father, Horace Dinsmore, secretly married her mother when they were teenagers, and when his father found out, he sent Horace to Europe. Elsie’s mother died a week after Elsie was born, and Horace has not yet returned from Europe, so Elsie has never known either of her parents. Basically, nobody loves her. She’s really lonely, but she’s also intensely religious, so she works out all her feelings by trying to be like Jesus.

Elsie Dinsmore is a children's book series written by Martha Finley (1828–1909) between 1867 and 1905. An adapted version has been published. The books take place in the American South. Elsie is an eight-year-old girl who has been living with her paternal grandfather, his second wife (Elsie's step-grandmother), and their six children: Adelaide, Lora, Louise, Arthur, Walter, and Enna. Elsie's mother died soon after giving birth to her, and her father has been traveling in Europe.

Elsie Dinsmore Series. 28 primary works, 28 total works. Elsie Yachting With the Raymonds. Elsie and Captain Raymond entertain the young.

Elsie Dinsmore Collection, Volumes 1-6 by Martha Finley. When they were published in the 1800s, Finley's stories rivaled Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Now a new generation will experience delight as they follow Elsie from girlhood through womanhood. This Product Contains The Following Items.

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Initially, Elsie does not live with her parents but with her paternal grandfather, his second wife (Elsie's stepgrandmother), and their six children: Adelaide, Lora, Louise, Arthur, Walter, and Enna. Elsie's mother died soon after giving birth to her leaving her in the care of her grandfather. Before her father comes back she becomes good friends with Rose Allison, with whom she studies the Bible.

Elsie Dinsmore is a children's book series written by Martha Finley between 1867 and 1905. #1 - Living with her uncle's family on a southern plantation in the mid-nineteenth century, motherless eight-year-old Elsie finds it difficult to establish a relationship with her worldy father who seems indifferent to her religious principles. #2 - Christmas is disrupted when Elsie must disobey her father in a matter of faith and conscience. Will her life-threatening illness change his heart? #3 - It was now early in the morning Elsie and her papa were in his room which was in the second story and opened upon a veranda shaded by tall trees and overlooking a large grassy yard at the side of the building. Beyond were green fields woods and hills. #4 - A grown-up Elsie meets her wealthy Aunt Stanhope and another relative with more diabolical plans. Can faith find the truth before dreams are shattered? #14 - Sleigh rides, ice skating, and rousing snowball fights abound when Grandma Elsie hosts the holidays! Cousin Ronald Lilburn visits and is a welcome source of fun.
Comments: (7)
I'd much rather read a story that was current, in the time wherein it was written, than a modern piece of historical fiction. It's interesting to see the past through the attitudes of the people who lived at that time, instead of through our own views.
Martha Finley's Elsie Dinsmore novels were tremendously popular in the 19th century. They were intended to be wholesome, morals-filled reading for the young people of the Victorian era. In the 21st century, they provide a fascinating glimpse of the thought processes and beliefs of a long-gone generation, pre- and post Civil War. Many readers will find the depictions of African-Americans in these books distasteful and racist. Those depictions, while disturbing to the modern reader, also show how ideas about race and society have changed over the last 150 years, and are valuable history lessons even though their mindset is unacceptable today. Elsie herself is a model of the ideal Victorian woman, but Finley to her credit lets the characters have flaws, and in addition does not flinch from the painful reality of the Civil War and its aftermath for Elsie's family. Readers who are interested in a view of the past from a contemporary author will find the books intriguing, and may find themselves caught up in the storyline of Elsie's life from childhood to old age.
I have two girls and several years ago, we were introduced to Elsie Dinsmore. We had the audio cd's, but now they want the books. This is a great story of a christian young lady who stands firm in her faith despite many difficulties. She helps bring many people to the Lord along the way. I have read Elsie myself and cried at many points along the way. Most books don't affect me in this way. There is a lot of trashy reading out there for young girls. This is a breath of fresh air.
I thought it might be fun but it really was dated and I like period pieces.
I loved this book when I was a child, although I must say -- with 20/20 hindsight -- I distinctly remember hurting my friend's feelings and making her feel really, really bad by refusing to dance on a Sunday afternoon (under Elsie's influence). My little friend had been happily dancing until I pointed out to her that it was the Sabbath. Then she stopped. And felt ashamed. Ashamed!! Shame on ME for being such a sanctimonious little prig, and shame on Elsie! Her dysfunctional relationship with her father has been noted with suitable horror by many of the reviewers here, but how about her dysfunctional relationship with Jesus Christ? Her Saviour abuses her and terrifies her even more than her father does -- and he would be jailed for a criminal today.

That being said, the book is still highly readable, and fascinating on many levels, not the least of which is the glimpse it affords us of life in the pre-Civil War South. The day-to-day activities and schedule that was followed, how people spent their time on a regular basis, plus the prevailing attitudes and expectations, are seamlessly woven into the story. The unblinking racism and sexism is especially revealing. I think many people today find it hard to understand how people could treat others so hatefully, i.e. enslaving them, while simultaneously loving and valuing them. Reading this book will help you understand (though not condone) this mind-split, which was common in that time and place.
I enjoyed re-reading this book that my grandmother and mother enjoyed as girls and recommended to me. It is certainly dated, but still appealing.
My daughter has loved Elsie, since my daughter was eight years old. I think that Elsie is too good to be true. I jokingly call her "the little Pharisee." My daughter, who is now grown, laughs and says, "I know, right? But, I love her!" This particular edition is very nicely bound. The cover is very sturdy and easily cleaned. That means, if you set it down on a wet surface, it isn't ruined! My daughter tells me that her Holly Hall published books are a slightly different size than the newer, more-recently-published books; but they have the same illustrations and the exterior of the book appears the same. Unless you buy the paperback, updated versions, you will see that they were written by a Southern lady who is accustomed to slavery. I do know that we had the discussion: Slavery is now and was then a sin. Even some "Christians" had slaves and it was WRONG! I think that one book, NOT THIS ONE, from when Elsie is a grown woman talks about a slave being beaten. That was not a keeper. I wish that those portions of the book were excised. I wish that all the horrible things we have done to people could be taken back. When they came up in the books, they were cause for tears and instruction. To pretend it didn't happen is worse.
I read and enjoyed this book many years ago, as a little boy. Since then, I've given my heart to Lord Jesus, which gives a totally different and thoroughly refreshing perspective to the story.
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