Elswyth Thane


Born
in Burlington, Iowa, The United States
May 16, 1900

Died
July 01, 1984

Genre


Thane is most famous for her "Williamsburg" series of historical fiction. The books cover several generations of a single family from the American Revolutionary War up to World War II. The action moves from Williamsburg in later books to England, New York City and Richmond, Virginia.

Average rating: 4.26 · 5,165 ratings · 504 reviews · 39 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dawn's Early Light (William...

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4.28 avg rating — 1,255 ratings — published 1934 — 23 editions
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Yankee Stranger (Williamsbu...

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4.42 avg rating — 705 ratings — published 1944 — 19 editions
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Tryst

4.26 avg rating — 526 ratings — published 1939 — 6 editions
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Ever After (Williamsburg, #3)

4.37 avg rating — 512 ratings — published 1945 — 15 editions
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The Light Heart (Williamsbu...

4.34 avg rating — 410 ratings — published 1947 — 11 editions
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Kissing Kin (Williamsburg, #5)

4.16 avg rating — 410 ratings — published 1948 — 11 editions
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This Was Tomorrow (Williams...

4.28 avg rating — 374 ratings — published 1951 — 10 editions
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Homing (Williamsburg, #7)

4.23 avg rating — 340 ratings — published 1957 — 13 editions
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Queen's Folly

3.99 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1937 — 4 editions
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From This Day Forward

4.23 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1941 — 5 editions
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Dawn's Early Light Yankee Stranger Ever After The Light Heart Kissing Kin This Was Tomorrow Homing
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“There, there," she said. "Don't take it so hard, Dee. Wars don't last forever. I know. I can remember...”
Elswyth Thane, Yankee Stranger

“You will not always be happy, my dear, however wise you are--I wasn't--but always take what comes to you--don't fight life, Camilla, accept it with grace...”
Elswyth Thane, Kissing Kin

“She knew by some sure instinct that when you had come right up against it, as Jeff had, you had no use for people who advised you to brace up, or who pointed out bright spots. She know that there is nothing so infuriating, when you are bearing all you can, as shallow, unrealistic optimism from someone who has not experienced the same disaster.”
Elswyth Thane, This Was Tomorrow

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