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Thoms, William John 1803-1885

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Works: 224 works in 662 publications in 3 languages and 4,468 library holdings
Genres: History  Romances  Anecdotes  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Surveys  Juvenile works  Fiction  Legends  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Producer, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Bookseller
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Most widely held works about William John Thoms
 
Most widely held works by William John Thoms
Early English prose romances by William John Thoms( Book )

39 editions published between 1858 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes and traditions : illustrative of early English history and literature, derived from ms. sources . by William John Thoms( Book )

23 editions published between 1838 and 1980 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On traces of the primitive village community in English municipal institutions by George Laurence Gomme( )

4 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three notelets on Shakespeare by William John Thoms( Book )

18 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, William John Thoms (1803-85) pursued literary and bibliographical interests and conversed with the likes of Thomas Macaulay and Charles Dickens. Most notably, he coined the term 'folklore' in 1846 and founded the scholarly periodical Notes and Queries in 1849. Having been published separately, these three essays on Shakespeare were brought together in this 1865 work. 'Shakespeare in Germany' (1840) spells out how German drama was influenced by English playwrights and by English actors performing plays in Germany from the late sixteenth century onwards. 'The Folk-Lore of Shakespeare' (1847) considers fairy lore and names, with particular attention paid to the characters of Puck and Queen Mab. In 'Was Shakespeare Ever a Soldier?' (1859), Thoms acknowledges that little is known for sure about Shakespeare's life, but careful scrutiny of the evidence has made him 'morally certain' that the dramatist had seen military service
Early English prose romances, with bibliographical and historical introductions by William John Thoms( Book )

21 editions published between 1858 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early prose romances( )

6 editions published in 1828 in English and German and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Reynard the Fox : from the edition printed by Caxton in 1481( Book )

15 editions published between 1844 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old story books of England. Illustrated with twelve pictures by eminent artists by William John Thoms( Book )

26 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human longevity, its facts and its fictions including an inquiry into some of the more remarkable instances, and suggestions for testing reputed cases, illustrated by examples by William John Thoms( Book )

13 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of London : written in the year 1598 by John Stow( Book )

11 editions published between 1842 and 1876 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early English prose romances by William John Thoms( Book )

22 editions published between 1858 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primeval antiquities of Denmark by Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae( Book )

11 editions published between 1849 and 1949 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The request and suite of a true-hearted Englishman by William, D.1554 Cholmley( Book )

10 editions published between 1853 and 1968 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survey of London by John Stow( Book )

5 editions published between 1842 and 1876 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a rare 1603 account of London and its history
Robert the Deuyll; a romance( Book )

4 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The home treasury of old story books( )

3 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gallant history of Bevis of Southampton by William John Thoms( Book )

13 editions published between 1845 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lays and legends of various nations: illustrative of their traditions, popular literature, manners, customs, and superstitions by William John Thoms( )

10 editions published between 1831 and 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lays and legends of various nations: illustrative of their traditions, popular literature, manners, customs, and superstitions
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controlled identityMerton, Ambrose, 1803-1885

Amb. Mer 1803-1885

Amb. Mer. (Ambrose Merton), 1803-1885

Gurton, Gamar

Mer., Amb 1803-1885

Mer., Amb. (Ambrose Merton), 1803-1885

Merton, Ambrose.

Merton, Ambrose 1803-1885

Thoms, W. J.

Thoms, W. J. 1803-1885

Thoms, W. J. (William John), 1803-1885

Thoms, William J.

Thoms, William J. 1803-1885

Thoms, William J. (William John), 1803-1885

Thoms, Wm. J. 1803-1885

Thoms, Wm. J. (William John), 1803-1885

William John Thoms

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トムス, W. J

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