Most widely held works about Leon Garfield
Most widely held works by Leon Garfield
Shakespeare stories by Leon Garfield ( Book )
28 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,413 libraries worldwide
An acclaimed author has rewritten twelve of Shakespeare's plays in narrative form, retaining much of the original language, and thus the flavor of the bard's dramas.
The mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens ( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 1,281 libraries worldwide
Introduces an array of characters, from the sinister to the comic, and moves to a haunting climax in an atmospheric murder mystery that features the seemingly benevolent John Jasper, a secret opium addict, and his relationship with his newly engaged nephew, Edwin Drood.
Smith by Leon Garfield ( Book )
67 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
A young pickpocket in eighteenth century London takes a document he cannot read from a man's pocket and a moment later sees the man murdered by two men who want the document.
Footsteps by Leon Garfield ( Book )
29 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
Unsettling words from his dying father set twelve-year-old William on a mission to eighteenth-century London where, in the course of searching for his father's mysterious business partner John Diamond, he encounters an odd assortment of characters, some of whom seem determined to kill him.
The sound of coaches by Leon Garfield ( Book )
17 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
Orphaned at birth and adopted by a coachman and his wife, a young man struggles to discover his origins.
The December rose by Leon Garfield ( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
A young sweep's fall down the wrong chimney in Victorian London lands him in the center of a terrifying chain of events that includes espionage, treachery, and murder.
Fair's fair by Leon Garfield ( Book )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 libraries worldwide
Two orphans are lured to an immense mansion by a mysterious dog where, because of their compassion, hard work, patience, and kindness, they make the transformation from rags to riches.
Shakespeare stories II by Leon Garfield ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
In this magnificent companion volume to Shakespeare Stories, superbly illustrated by Michael Foreman, Leon Garfield presents in narrative form another nine of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. Skillfully, the author conveys the plots, characters, settings and moods of the original works, and reveals their unique theatrical impact for today's reader. While he has refashioned the dramas as stories, Garfield has retained much of Shakespeare's own language, so that his tellings remain true to the essential spirit of the plays themselves. From the light romance and comedy of Much Ado About Nothing to the dark political drama of Richard III, all of the flavor and tone of the plays is evoked in these clever retellings, accompanied by stunning paintings which complement and reinforce the text. By turns playful, stirring, gentle and stark, Michael Foreman's color and black-and-white illustrations provide a wonderfully rich visual interpretation of the many-faceted masterworks.
The empty sleeve by Leon Garfield ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Danish and held by 860 libraries worldwide
Though he dreams of going to sea, fourteen-year-old Peter is not entirely displeased to be apprenticed to a locksmith, especially as it means getting away from his "saintly" twin; but when the ghost of a former apprentice and a murder put him in grave danger, it is only his despised brother who is able to save him.
The strange affair of Adelaide Harris by Leon Garfield ( Book )
23 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and German and held by 843 libraries worldwide
An experiment to see if a wolf will suckle an abandoned baby turns into a desperate situation for two boys when the child is recovered by well-meaning passersby.
Black Jack by Leon Garfield ( Book )
40 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 809 libraries worldwide
A young apprentice in eighteenth-century London begins a strange adventure when he inadvertently becomes involved with a wanted criminal and a girl who is reputedly mad.
The ghost downstairs by Leon Garfield ( Book )
20 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 libraries worldwide
A greedy clerk sells seven years off the end of his life but thinks he has tricked the buyer by selling from the first end not the last.
The night of the comet : a comedy of courtship featuring Bostock and Harris by Leon Garfield ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 libraries worldwide
Harris offers Bostock the affections of his sister in exchange for the brass telescope of Bostock's father and starts a string of misunderstandings about who is courting whom in Brighton.
The god beneath the sea by Leon Garfield ( Book )
28 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 638 libraries worldwide
An account, based on Greek myths, of the beginning of the world and the forces that rule the universe and the destiny of man.
Devil in the fog by Leon Garfield ( Book )
39 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 626 libraries worldwide
A mysterious stranger gives money to a group of strolling players.
The house of cards by Leon Garfield ( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Viktoriansk roman fra 1800-tallet fuld af kærlighed, patos, mystik, glæde og rædsel. En uindbudt mystisk kvinde ved Mr. Dollys middagsselskab spreder uro blandt gæsterne.
Mister Corbett's ghost by Leon Garfield ( Book )
9 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
The apprentice wished for nothing more than the death of his hated master but he finds the burden of the man's ghost too great to bear.
The apprentices by Leon Garfield ( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 libraries worldwide
12 lange noveller med det tilfælles, at hovedpersonen er lærling i 1700-tallets London.
The golden shadow by Leon Garfield ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Retells in a continuous narrative the activities and adventures of the Greek gods and goddesses and their relationships with each other and with human beings.
Jack Holborn by Leon Garfield ( Book )
33 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 540 libraries worldwide
A young stowaway boy, abandoned as a baby, finds himself on a quest to finding his true identity.
Adaptations Adventure and adventurers Adventure stories Animated television programs Apprentices Brothers Brothers and sisters Cathedrals Children's plays, English Children's stories Children's stories, English Chimney sweeps Choral conductors Courtship Denmark Detective and mystery stories Drama England England--London Fiction Fiction television programs Film adaptations Friendship Ghosts Ghost stories Great Britain Hamlet (Legendary character) History Humorous stories Juliet (Fictitious character) Juvenile works Literature--Adaptations Love Man-woman relationships Missing persons Mythology, Greek Orphans Outlaws Pickpockets Plots (Drama, novel, etc.) Psychological fiction Romeo (Fictitious character) Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Short stories Television adaptations Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired Twins Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Weddings
Gāfīrudo, Reon 1921-
Garfield, Leon, 1921-
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