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For the film actress, see Dorothy Wilson
'Dorothy Clarke Wilson (1904-2003) was an American author and playwright.

Dorothy Clarke was born in Gardiner, Maine in 1904. She attended Bates College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1925 and married classmate, Elwin L. Wilson. After Elwin attended Seminary, they returned to Maine and were both engaged in various Methodist activities.

Clarke's first play that she sold was written for a church. Her best known book was, Prince of Egypt, which won the Westminster prize for the best religious book the year it was published and was also one of the sources for the film The Ten Commandments . Clarke was not a fan of the movie and used the term 'flimflammery' to describe the scene in which Moses parted the Red Sea. Wilson is also well known for her biographies about women such as Dorothea Dix and Elizabeth Blackwell as well as Dolly Madison and Martha Washington.

The Wilson Center at the University of Maine was named in Dorothy and Elwin's honor. Dorothy Wilson received numerous awards through her lifetime before she died in 2003.

In addition to her many plays, essays, and lectures, Wilson's work includes:

  • Twelve Months of Drama for the Average Church (1933; plays and worship services)
  • The Herdsman (1946; novel about Amos)
  • Prince of Egypt (1949; novel about Moses)
  • House of Earth (1952, a novel about India)
  • Fly with Me to India (1954; a travel book)
  • That Heaven of Freedom: A One-Act Play of India (1954)
  • Jezebel (1955)
  • The Gifts: The Story of the Boyhood of Jesus (1957, fiction)
  • Dr. Ida: The Story of Dr. Ida Scudder of Vellore [India] (1959)
  • The Journey (1962)
  • Take My Hands: The Remarkable Story of Dr. Mary Verghese (1963)
  • The Tree Gifts (1963)
  • Ten Fingers for God (1966/1983; about Paul Brand, a missionary to lepers in India)
  • Handicap Race: The Inspiring Story of Roger Arnett (1967)
  • Palace of Healing: The Story of Dr. Clara Swain, first woman missionary doctor, and the hospital she founded (1968)
  • Lone Woman: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor (1970; published in 1983 as I Will Be a Doctor! The Story of America's First Physician)
  • The Big-Little World of Doc Pritham, a Greenville doctor (1971; only book set in Maine; reissued for fifth time in 1999)
  • Hilary: The Brave World of Hilary Pole (1972)
  • Bright Eyes: The Story of Susette La Flesche, an Omaha Indian (1974)
  • Stranger & Traveler: The Story of Dorothea Dix, American Reformer (1975)
  • Granny Brand: Her Story (1976; aka Climb Every Mountain: The Story of Granny Brand)
  • Twelve Who Cared: My Aventures with Christian Courage (1977)
  • Apostle of Sight (1980)
  • Lincoln's Mothers (1981)
  • Lady Washington (1984, about Martha Washington)
  • The Brother (1984, a novel about St. James)
  • Queen Dolley: The Life and Times of Dolley Madison (1987)
  • Alice and Edith: The Two Wives of Teddy Roosevelt (1989)
  • Leaves in the Wind: A Lifetime in Verse (1995)
  • Live for Hundred Years: A History of the Maine Christian Association (1996)
  • Union in Diversity (1999, 2nd ed., memoirs)

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Total Books: 30
Moses The Prince of Egypt
2012 - Moses the Prince of Egypt (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781938659034
ISBN-10: 1938659031
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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The Brothers James and Jesus
Jezebel Wicked Woman of the Bible
2012 - Jezebel Wicked Woman of the Bible (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781938659164
ISBN-10: 1938659163
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Ten Fingers for God The Life and Work of Dr Paul Brand
1996 - Ten Fingers for God the Life and Work of Dr Paul Brand (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780964313705
ISBN-10: 0964313707
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Granny Brand Her Story
1996 - Granny Brand Her Story (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780964313712
ISBN-10: 0964313715
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

Alice  Edith
1989 - Alice Edith (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385243490
ISBN-10: 0385243499
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 4

Queen Dolley
1986 - Queen Dolley (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385197625
ISBN-10: 0385197624
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2

Lady Washington
1984 - Lady Washington (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385180337
ISBN-10: 0385180330
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 5

Lincoln's Mothers
1981 - Lincoln's Mothers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385151467
ISBN-10: 0385151462
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2

Apostle of Sight
1980 - Apostle of Sight (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780915684540
ISBN-10: 0915684543
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Medicine
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Take My Hands Mary Vashere
1975 - Take My Hands Mary Vashere [Hodder Christian paperbacks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340021552
ISBN-10: 0340021551
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Bright Eyes The Story of Susette La Flesche an Omaha Indian
1974 - Bright Eyes the Story of Susette La Flesche an Omaha Indian (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780070707528
ISBN-10: 0070707529
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Hilary Brave World of Hilary Pole
1972 - Hilary Brave World of Hilary Pole (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340164358
ISBN-10: 0340164352
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The Big-Little World of Doc Pritham
1971 - The Big-little World of Doc Pritham (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780070707511
ISBN-10: 0070707510
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

Lone Woman The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell the First Woman Doctor
1970 - Lone Woman the Story of Elizabeth Blackwell the First Woman Doctor (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316944885
ISBN-10: 0316944882
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Ten Fingers for God
1966 - Ten Fingers for God (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780340027769
ISBN-10: 0340027762
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Handicap Race the Inspiring Story of Roger Arnett
Handicap Race the Inspiring Story of Roger Arnett (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780070707498
ISBN-10: 0070707499
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Hilary The brave world of Hilary Pole
Hilary the Brave World of Hilary Pole (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780070707535
ISBN-10: 0070707537
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Stranger and Traveler The Story of Dorothea Dix American Reformer
Doctor Ida Scudder
Doctor Ida Scudder (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340006344
ISBN-10: 034000634X
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Palace of Healing
Palace of Healing (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780340107799
ISBN-10: 0340107790
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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