Author:Edward Sylvester Ellis

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Edward Sylvester Ellis

Edward Ellis was an author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include The Huge Hunter, or, The Steam Man of the Prairies and Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier. Internationally, Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.

Pen names: Edward S. Ellis; James Fenimore Cooper Adams; Captain Bruin Adams; Boynton M. Belknap; J. G. Bethune; Captain Latham C. Carleton; Frank Faulkner; Capt. R. M. Hawthorne; Lieut. Ned Hunter; Charles E. Lasalle; H. R. Millbank; Billex Muller Lieut. J. H. Randolph; Emerson Rodman; E. A. St. Mox; Seelin Robins

Edward Sylvester Ellis




  • Bill Biddon, Trapper, or Life in the north-west (1860)
  • The Frontier Angel: a romance of the Kentucky rangers' life (1861) [IA]
  • Nathan Todd, or, The fate of the Sioux' captive (1861) [IA]
  • The Trail Hunters, or, Monowano, the Shawnee spy (1861) [IA]
  • Irona, or Life on the Old South-West Border (1861)
  • The Forest Spy (1861) [IA]
  • The Riflemen of Miami (1862) [IA]
  • The Hunter's Cabin: an episode of the early settlements of southern Ohio (1862)
  • The Ranger, or, Fugitives of the border (1863) [IA]
  • The Rangers of the Mohawk: a tale of Cherry Valley (1864)
  • Indian Jim: a tale of the Minnesota massacre (1864)
  • The Hunter's Escape: a tale of the North West in 1862 (1864) [IA]
  • The Rival Scouts, or, The Forest Garrison: a story of the siege and fall of Fort Presqu'Isle (1865) aka: The Rival Scouts: A tale of the last century [IA]
  • The Mystic Canoe: a romance of one hundred years ago (1865)
  • The Fugitives, or, The Quaker Scout of Wyoming: a tale of the massacre of 1778 (1865) [IA]
  • The Phantom Horseman, or, The mad hunter of the Mohawk (1869)
  • The Rival Hunters, or, The forest garrison (1875)
  • The Apache Guide, or, The Rescue (1875)
  • The Huge Hunter, or The Steam Man from the Praries (1870?) science fiction
  • Tom Temple's career (1888) [IA]
  • The Land of Mystery (1889)
  • The Jungle Fugitives: A Tale of Life and Adventure in India
  • The Three Arrows (1919) [(microform)]



The Deerfoot series

  • Hunters of the Ozark (1880) [IA]
  • The Camp in the Mountains
  • The Last War Trail (1880) [IA]

The New Deerfoot series

  • Deerfoot in the Forest (1905) [Hathitrust]
  • Deerfoot on the Prairies (1905) [IA]
  • Deerfoot in the Mountains (1905) [IA]

The Log Cabin series


The Great River series

  • Down the Mississippi
  • Lost in the Wilds
  • Up the Tapajos; or, Adventures in Brazil

The Boy Pioneer series

  • Ned in the Woods. A Tale of Early Days in the West.
  • Ned on the River. A Tale of Indian River Warfare.
  • Ned in the Block House. A Story of Pioneer Life in Kentucky.

The Overland series


The Northwest series


Boone and Kenton series

  • Shod with Silence
  • In the Days of the Pioneers
  • Phantom of the River

The World in Pictures

  • A Ramble Round France
  • All the Russias
  • Chats about Germany
  • The Land of the Pyramids (Egypt).
  • The Eastern Wonderland (Japan).
  • Glimpses of South America
  • Round Africa
  • The Land of Temples (India)
  • The Isles of the Pacific
  • Peeps into China


  • Lives of the Presidents of the United States: designed for study and supplementary reading (1897) IA
  • The Life of Kit Carson: Hunter, Trapper, Guide, Indian Agent and Colonel USA [IA]
  • The Story of the Greatest Nations: with one thousand of the world's famous events portrayed in word and picture (in numerous volumes, 1913)
  • Thomas Jefferson: A Character Sketch
  • The Life of Colonel David Crockett
  • The Indian Wars Of The United States: From the first settlement At Jamestown, in 1607, to the close of the great uprising of 1890-91
  • The Life and Times of Col. Daniel Boone, Hunter, Soldier, and Pioneer

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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