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Leech, John 1817-1864

Overview
Works: 763 works in 2,303 publications in 9 languages and 17,761 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christmas stories  Juvenile works  Ghost stories  History  Humor  Outlines and syllabi  Young adult works  Fairy tales  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Editor, Printer
Classifications: PR4572, 823.8
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A Christmas carol : being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens( Book )

80 editions published between 1844 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The celebrated annotator of "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" has now prepared a new edition of the Dickens classic and includes the history of the book's evolution
A Christmas carol : in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens( Book )

119 editions published between 1843 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser, who learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his life and forecast his future, shares his holiday with the Cratchit family
The Ingoldsby legends : or, Mirth & marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby( Book )

114 editions published between 1840 and 1944 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text features three series of short stories and one of miscellaneous poems. The short stories feature characters who possess intriguing names, such as Madam Witherspoon and Bloudie Jackie of Shrewsberrie. Stories include the Lady Rohesia and the Leech of Folkestone. Poems include the Truants, the Poplar, and, Hermann or the Broken Spear
Mr. Sponge's sporting tour by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

74 editions published between 1800 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mr. Sponge is his name; fox-hunting and fortune-hunting are his game. Yep -- like Becky Sharp, he's an anti-hero. This fun and funny 1853 novel gives us an unromantic but not unsympathetic look at post-Regency England from top to bottom, through sports."--Internet archive
Handley Cross : or, Mr. Jorrocks's hunt by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

64 editions published between 1843 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The adventures of John Jorrocks, an eccentric grocer turned master of fox hounds."--Ask.com
The comic history of Rome by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett( Book )

37 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a highly entertaining history of Rome guaranteed to make learning Roman history easy
"Plain or ringlets?" by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

39 editions published between 1800 and 1986 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The heroine of the story is the beautiful Rosa McDermott, who has 'grown up in a sort of neighbourly intimacy' with the rich Jasper Goldsmith 'that would most likelyhave ended in a common matter-of-course match'. However, during a visit to Roseberry Rocks, a fashionable watering-place, a gipsy prophesies that she will meet her future husband that day, and shortly afterwards she meets the dashing John Bunting. But which of them will Rosa marry?"--IPGbook
"Ask mamma"; or, The richest commoner in England by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

46 editions published between 1800 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A satirical look at Victorian society, their manners, mores and class rigidity. The son of the family, the central character of the book, hazs many hurdles to overcome in pursuit of a happy ending."--Goodreads
The battle of life : a love story by Charles Dickens( Book )

9 editions published between 1846 and 1914 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of Life: A Love Story is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in 1846. It is the fourth of his five "Christmas Books", preceded by A Christmas Carol (1843), The Chimes (1844), The Cricket on the Hearth (1845) and followed by The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (1848). The setting is an English village that stands on the site of an historic battle. Some characters refer to the battle as a metaphor for the struggles of life, hence the title. The Battle of Life is the only one of the five Christmas Books that has no supernatural or explicitly religious elements. The story bears some resemblance to The Cricket on the Hearth in two respects: it has a non-urban setting, and it is resolved with a romantic twist. It is even less of a social novel than is Cricket. As is typical with Dickens, the ending is a happy one. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age. His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, is one of the most influential works ever written, and it remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Set in London and Paris, his 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, is the best selling novel of all time. His creative genius has been praised by fellow writers - from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G. K. Chesterton - for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism. [Elib]
The comic history of England by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett( Book )

34 editions published between 1840 and 2014 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A'Beckett and Leech were original contributors to "Punch, or the London Charivari" magazine, established 1841. It became the famous "Punch" magazine and remained in publication to 2002. A'Beckett also wrote editorials for a similar concept magazine, "Figaro in London" that ceased publication in 1839. "In commencing this work, the object of the Author was, as he stated in the Prospectus, to blend amusement with instruction, by serving up, in as palatable a shape as he could, the facts of English History. He pledged himself not to sacrifice the substance to the seasoning; and though he has certainly been a little free in the use of his sauce, he hopes that he has not produced a mere hash on the present occasion. His object has been to furnish something which may be allowed to take its place as a standing at the library table, and which, though light, may not be found devoid of nutriment."--Preface
A Christmas carol: the original manuscript by Charles Dickens( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
Pictures of life & character by John Leech( Book )

108 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and German and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The appearance of Pictures of life and character between March 1853 and October 1854, brought him [Leech] even wider fame. In these oblong quarter books, his best Punch work was gathered together for another audience who did not know his engravings in the magazine; a cosmorama of squires, huntsmen, pretty housemaids, urchins, querulous spinsters and swells met inside these covers to divert thousands of Victorian families."--Houfe, on the original edition
The chimes : a goblin story of some bells that rang an old year out and a new year in by Charles Dickens( Book )

19 editions published between 1845 and 1914 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second of Dickens' Christmas Books, The Chimes recounts the tale of a poor day laborer, Toby Veck. Like Scrooge, Toby is guided by a specter through the scenes that refocus his views of Victorian London with all its stern realities." - Amazon.com
The book of ballads by Theodore Martin( Book )

40 editions published between 1845 and 1986 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First ed. published 1845. Parody of the leading poetry of the day, particularly Tennyson's. First ed. illustrated by "Crowquill" (A. H. Forrester). Later eds. supplemented by illustrations by Doyle and Leech
The cricket on the hearth, a fairy tale of home by Charles Dickens( Book )

28 editions published between 1846 and 2011 in English and German and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly boarder who is really a young man in disguise threatens the happy home of John and Dot one Christmas in England in the mid 1800s
The haunted man and the ghost's bargain : a fancy for Christmas-time by Charles Dickens( Book )

8 editions published between 1848 and 1914 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Dickens' characteristic stories conveying the sense of being haunted with marvellous effect
Benjamin Disraeli. Earl of Beaconsfield, K.G by Percival Leigh( Book )

19 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic Latin grammar, a new and facetious introduction to the Latin tongue by Percival Leigh( Book )

18 editions published between 1840 and 2016 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Facey Romford's hounds by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

18 editions published between 1865 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facey Romford is often mistaken for a wealthy man of the same name. He decides to capitalize on the case of mistaken identity and becomes Master of Hounds of the Heavyside Hunt, taking advantage of English hunting society's gullibility and he may even get away with it
The comic English grammar : a new and facetious introduction to the English tongue by Percival Leigh( Book )

23 editions published between 1840 and 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A Christmas carol : being a ghost story of Christmas
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John I Leech

John Leech

John Leech britischer Zeichner und Karikaturist

John Leech Brits karikaturist (1817-1864)

John Leech English caricaturist and illustrator

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Leech, J. 1817-1864

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A Christmas carol : in prose, being a ghost story of ChristmasMr. Sponge's sporting tourThe comic history of Rome"Plain or ringlets?"A Christmas carol: the original manuscript