WorldCat Identities

Whitehead, Charles 1804-1862

Overview
Works: 76 works in 256 publications in 2 languages and 1,663 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Anecdotes  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  True crime stories  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR3380.A5, 821.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles Whitehead
Richard Savage : a romance of real life by Charles Whitehead( Book )

27 editions published between 1842 and 1903 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi by Joseph Grimaldi( Book )

30 editions published between 1846 and 1903 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Grimald (1778 - 1837), one of the greatest English clowns and pantomimes of all time, was born in London to an Italian ballet-master and a dancer in the theatre's corps-de-ballet. The death of Grimaldi's father when he was nine plunged the family into debt. He was introduced to the stage at the age of two and began performing at the Sadler's Wells theatre at the age of three. Grimaldi's fame as a pantomime clown was unequalled and he is credited as an innovator. He introduced the tradition of audience participation, of poking fun at spectators, and presented to the world in his performance as Joey, the modern clown as a central character. He was the original 'Clown Joey', the term 'Joey' being used to describe clowns since his day. Of his own name he punned 'I am grim all day-but I make you laugh at night!' Yet he died a poor and physically crippled man. A memorial service is held every year in Hackney on the first Sunday joined by hundreds of clowns from all over the world and followed by a show for children. In 1837 Charles Dickens, then twenty-five years old, was asked to 'tidy up' Grimaldi's autobiography. He ended up re-writing most of it and the result is a work comparable to Dickens's famous early successes, Sketches of Boz and The Pickwick Papers, both of which had appeared the year before
The solitary and other poems ; The cavalier: a play by Charles Whitehead( Book )

5 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Sir Walter Ralegh: with copious extracts from his History of the world by Charles Whitehead( Book )

10 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cavalier a drama in three acts by Charles Whitehead( Book )

12 editions published between 1836 and 1995 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives and exploits of English highwaymen, pirates, and robbers : drawn from the most authentic sources, by Capt. Charles Johnson by Charles Whitehead( Book )

22 editions published between 1834 and 2012 in English and German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of the true stories of some of history's most notorious criminals
The autobiography of Jack Ketch with fourteen illustrations, from designs by Meadows by Charles Whitehead( Book )

2 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives and exploits of the most noted highwaymen, robbers and murderers, of all nations, : drawn from the most authentic sources and brought down to the present time. : With numerous engravings by Charles Whitehead( Book )

9 editions published between 1836 and 1840 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of a notorious legal functionary : with fourteen illustrations from designs by Meadows by Charles Whitehead( Book )

9 editions published between 1836 and 1987 in English and German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Shakespere : revised from the best authorities : with a memoir, and essay on his genius by William Shakespeare( Book )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives and exploits of the most noted highwaymen, robbers and murderers, of all nations, drawn from the most authentic sources and brought down to the present time by Charles Whitehead( Book )

6 editions published between 1849 and 1854 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Jack Ketch by Charles Whitehead( Book )

5 editions published between 1835 and 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hops : from the set to the sky-lights : with illustrations by Charles Whitehead( Book )

9 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives and exploits of the most noted highwaymen, robbers and murderers, of all nations by Charles Whitehead( Book )

2 editions published in 1847 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The solitary : a poem, in three parts by Charles Whitehead( Book )

4 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript copy, possibly in Whitehead's hand, of his long meditative poem "The Solitary", which was first published in 1831
Poetical works by William Cowper( Book )

6 editions published between 1847 and 1851 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of William Cowper by J.M. Ross.__
Smiles and tears, or, The romance of life by Charles Whitehead( Book )

3 editions published between 1847 and 1848 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forgotten genius, Charles Whitehead : a critical monograph by Mackenzie Bell( Book )

2 editions published in 1884 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mulberry leaves; the story of Charles Whitehead by Clive Turnbull( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Charles Whitehead Brits romanschrijver (1804-1862)

Charles Whitehead English poet

Ketch, John 1804-1862

Penguin, Owen 1804-1862

Whitehead, C. 1804-1862

Whitehead, C. (Charles), 1804-1862

Languages
English (194)

German (3)