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Garfield, Leon

Works: 400 works in 1,387 publications in 12 languages and 31,007 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  History  Adventure stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Sea stories  Drama  Ghost stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Arranger, Editor, Scenarist, Conceptor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PR4564, FIC
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Shakespeare stories by Leon Garfield( Book )
36 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,810 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
Smith by Leon Garfield( Book )
81 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,317 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
The mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
The story of the fate of Edwin Drood is a mystery within a mystery. When young Edwin disappears after dinner on Christmas Eve and his watch and chain are later found in the nearby river, everyone suspects foul play. Could one of Edwin's acquaintances have murdered him - and, if so, what could their motive be? And how does this shocking event in a quiet cathedral town connect to the opium dens of London? Tragically, the mystery is destined never to be truly solved, as Dickens died before he could finish this novel - all that is left are the clues that can be found in the completed chapters
The December rose by Leon Garfield( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 1,010 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
The sound of coaches by Leon Garfield( Book )
26 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 975 libraries worldwide
Orphaned at birth and adopted by a coachman and his wife, a young man struggles to discover his origins
Shakespeare stories II by Leon Garfield( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Portuguese and held by 966 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
Fair's fair by Leon Garfield( Book )
18 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 963 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
Black Jack by Leon Garfield( Book )
39 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 786 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 strange affair of Adelaide Harris by Leon Garfield( Book )
29 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and German and held by 765 libraries worldwide
An experiment to see if a wolf will adopt an abandoned baby turns into a desperate situation for two schoolboys in early nineteenth-century England when the child is recovered by well-meaning passersby
The empty sleeve by Leon Garfield( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 734 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 god beneath the sea by Leon Garfield( Book )
37 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 728 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
The ghost downstairs by Leon Garfield( Book )
24 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 631 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
Jack Holborn by Leon Garfield( Book )
45 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 625 libraries worldwide
A young stowaway boy, abandoned as a baby, finds himself on a quest to finding his true identity
Devil in the fog by Leon Garfield( Book )
36 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
A suspenseful tale of a strolling player in eighteenth-century England who discovers that he is really the son of a gentleman
Footsteps by Leon Garfield( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 602 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
Mister Corbett's ghost by Leon Garfield( Book )
11 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 585 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 )
17 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
12 lange noveller med det tilfælles, at hovedpersonen er lærling i 1700-tallets London
The golden shadow by Leon Garfield( Book )
24 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 561 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
The house of cards by Leon Garfield( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 536 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
The night of the comet : a comedy of courtship featuring Bostock and Harris by Leon Garfield( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 519 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
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Alternative Names
Gāfīrudo, Reon 1921-1996
Garfield, Leon 1921-
Leon Garfield britischer Schriftsteller
Leon Garfield britisk skribent
Leon Garfield Brits schrijver (1921-1996)
Leon Garfield brittisk författare
Leon Garfield écrivain britannique
Leon Garfield scrittore e sceneggiatore britannico
Леон Гарфилд
ガーフィールド, リオン
ガーフィールド, レオン
English (465)
French (23)
Dutch (7)
German (6)
Czech (3)
Finnish (2)
Italian (2)
Polish (2)
Portuguese (2)
Danish (1)
Swedish (1)
Russian (1)
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