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Ainsworth, William Harrison 1805-1882

Overview
Works: 1,270 works in 4,784 publications in 9 languages and 21,262 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Biography  Historical fiction  Portraits  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publisher, Recipient, Other, Former owner
Classifications: PR4002, 823.8
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Most widely held works about William Harrison Ainsworth
 
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The tower of London; a historical romance by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

284 editions published between 1800 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tower of London is a historical romance that describes the history of Lady Jane Grey and Queen Mary Tudor. Lady Jane Gray and her husband were put on the throne by her father-in-law, the Duke of Northumberland, but their reign lasted only nine days. Mary Tudor took control of England and arranged for the couple's imprisonment and execution. The novel begins with Lady Jane's incarceration in the Tower of London on July 10, 1553, and ends with her beheading on February 12, 1554
Windsor castle by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

245 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally constructed in the 11th century, Windsor Castle is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful -- and architecturally significant -- royal residences ever built. It serves as a fitting backdrop for William Harrison Ainsworth's retelling of the passionate love affair between King Henry VIII and the infamous lady-in-waiting-turned-short-lived-queen, Anne Boleyn
Rookwood by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

148 editions published between 1800 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Sheppard by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

152 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In London Labour and the London Poor (1861) Henry Mayhew wrote, "Of all books, perhaps none has ever had so baneful effect upon the young mind, taste, and principles" as Jack Sheppard. An historical novel based on the exploits of John Sheppard, a thief who was executed in 1724, Jack Sheppard was blamed for inciting working-class crime and vagrancy for decades after its 1839 publication. The fast-paced narrative of Sheppard's repeated prison escapes and his struggles against the evil thief-catcher Jonathan Wild was immensely popular, as well as controversial, in its own time, and is now available for the first time in a fully annotated edition." "This Broadview edition includes the original George Cruikshank illustrations, as well as a rich selection of contemporary reviews of the novel and material on the historical Jack Sheppard, Victorian urban street culture, and the novel's popular theatrical adaptations."--BOOK JACKET
Old Saint Paul's by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

180 editions published between 1665 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grand St. Paul's Cathedral has been a centerpiece of the religious, cultural and architectural life of London for well more than a millennium. The majestic structure forms the core of William Harrison Ainsworth's novel Old Saint Paul's, in which both historical events and a tragic love affair unfold around the storied church
The Lancashire Witches a Romance of Pendle Forest by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

145 editions published between 1845 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worldwide persecution of alleged witches in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries has been a source of inspiration for many writers and artists. This fictionalized take on the well-publicized case of the Pendle witches of the Lancashire area in England lays bare the intrigue surrounding the case, as well as the remarkable hypocrisy and unfairness of the officials who were responsible for executing 10 men and women on spurious charges of dabbling in the occult
Guy Fawkes; or, The gunpowder treason by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

102 editions published between 1800 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crichton by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

113 editions published between 1800 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bentley's miscellany( )

in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Star-chamber : an historical romance by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

102 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miser's daughter by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

107 editions published between 1800 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old St. Paul's; a tale of the plague and the fire by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

66 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of Old London during the Great Plague and Fire of 1666, giving the reader a true impression of those days in crisis
The flitch of bacon; or, The custom of Dunmow by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

88 editions published between 1800 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mervyn Clitheroe by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

72 editions published between 1800 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovingdean Grange; a tale of the South Downs by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

66 editions published between 1800 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spendthrift by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

66 editions published between 1800 and 1969 in English and German and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auriol, or, the elixir of life by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

52 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flashes of light passed before Auriol's eyes, and strange noises smote his ears. The furnace breathed forth flames and mephitic vapors; the spiral worm of the alembic became red hot, and seemed filled with molten lead; the skeletons grinned and gibbered; the bald decapitated head opened its eyes, and fixed them with a stony glare, on the young man; while the dead alchemist shook his hand menacingly at him
Boscobel; or, The royal oak by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

72 editions published between 1800 and 1932 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing a description of the battle of Worcester and of Charles II's escape from the field
The Constable of the Tower by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

41 editions published between 1861 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Law, the projector [a novel] by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

38 editions published between 1864 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ainsworth.

Ainsworth, Guillermo Harrison 1805-1882

Ainsworth, Harrison.

Ainsworth, Harrison 1805-1882

Ainsworth, W. H.

Ainsworth, W. H. 1805-1882

Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison), 1805-1882.

Ainsworth, W. Harrison

Ainsworth, W. Harrison 1805-1882

Ainsworth, W. Harrison (William Harrison), 1805-1882

Ainsworth, William 1805-1882

Ainsworth, William H.

Ainsworth, William H. 1805-1882

Ainsworth, William Harrison

Ainsworth, William Harrisson 1805-1882

Ainworth, W. Harrison 1805-1882

Ainworth, W. Harrison (William Harrison), 1805-1882

Ensvort, Uil'jam 1805-1882

Ènsvort, V.

Harrison Ainsworth, William 1805-1882

Ticheburn, Cheviot 1805-1882

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Languages
English (2,025)

German (43)

French (11)

Dutch (4)

Spanish (3)

Chinese (2)

Danish (2)

Russian (2)

Welsh (1)

Covers
Windsor castleRookwoodJack SheppardThe Lancashire Witches a Romance of Pendle ForestThe Star-chamber : an historical romanceOvingdean Grange; a tale of the South DownsAuriol, or, the elixir of lifeThe Constable of the Tower