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Ainsworth, William Harrison 1805-1882

Overview
Works: 1,248 works in 4,734 publications in 4 languages and 20,679 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Biography  Portraits  Historical fiction 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Recipient, Other, Former owner
Classifications: PR4002, 823.8
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Most widely held works by William Harrison Ainsworth
The tower of London; a historical romance by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
295 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Windsor castle by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
237 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,354 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
Old St. Paul's; a tale of the plague and the fire by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
186 editions published between 1665 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,213 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
Rookwood by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
142 editions published between 1800 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Sheppard by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
145 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 983 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
The Lancashire Witches a Romance of Pendle Forest by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
128 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 797 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 )
104 editions published between 1800 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crichton by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
109 editions published between 1800 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bentley's miscellany ( )
in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Star-chamber : an historical romance by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
100 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The miser's daughter by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
109 editions published between 1800 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The flitch of bacon; or, The custom of Dunmow by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
97 editions published between 1800 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mervyn Clitheroe by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
73 editions published between 1800 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ovingdean Grange; a tale of the South Downs by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
66 editions published between 1800 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spendthrift by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
65 editions published between 1800 and 1969 in English and German and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Auriol, or, the elixir of life by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
55 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 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 )
60 editions published between 1800 and 1913 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Containing a description of the battle of Worcester and of Charles II's escape from the field
Historical romances by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
23 editions published between 1800 and 1912 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cardinal Pole by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
41 editions published between 1863 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lord Mayor of London by William Harrison Ainsworth ( Book )
48 editions published between 1861 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 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 (1,993)
German (29)
French (6)
Danish (2)
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