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Leech, John 1817-1864

Overview
Works: 839 works in 2,577 publications in 7 languages and 18,649 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christmas stories  Ghost stories  Juvenile works  History  Christmas fiction  Humor  Outlines and syllabi  Short stories  Fairy tales 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Editor, Printer, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR4572, 823.8
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A Christmas carol : in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens( Book )

104 editions published between 1843 and 2016 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
The Ingoldsby legends : or, Mirth & marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby( Book )

114 editions published between 1840 and 1944 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poetry written supposedly by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, actually a pen-name of an English clergyman named Richard Harris Barham ... Although based on real legends and mythology, chiefly Kentish, such as the 'hand of glory', they are mostly deliberately humorous parodies or pastiches of medieval folklore and poetry"--Wikipedia, November 19, 2018
The annotated Christmas carol : a Christmas carol in prose by Charles Dickens( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 719 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
Mr. Sponge's sporting tour by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

69 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 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
The comic history of England by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett( Book )

83 editions published between 1800 and 1907 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hilarious history of England contains 20 coloured etchings and 200 woodcuts
The comic history of Rome by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett( Book )

40 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a highly entertaining history of Rome guaranteed to make learning Roman history easy
Handley Cross : or, Mr. Jorrocks's hunt by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

68 editions published between 1843 and 1996 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The adventures of John Jorrocks, an eccentric grocer turned master of fox hounds."--Ask.com
A Christmas carol : being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens( Book )

78 editions published between 1843 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickens' classic holiday tale of a miser who learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
"Plain or ringlets?" by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

44 editions published between 1800 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 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
The book of ballads by Theodore Martin( Book )

40 editions published between 1845 and 1986 in English and held by 442 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
"Ask mamma"; or, The richest commoner in England by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

44 editions published between 1800 and 1949 in English and held by 417 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 )

10 editions published between 1846 and 1914 in English and held by 338 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]
A Christmas carol: the original manuscript by Charles Dickens( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 324 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 )

52 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and German and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chimes by Charles Dickens( Book )

21 editions published between 1845 and 1914 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirits of the steeple bells appear to take Toby Veck on a New Years Eve journey during which he discovers all that he has to be grateful for. The Chimes was written by Dickens for the Christmas season of 1844
The cricket on the hearth, a fairy tale of home by Charles Dickens( Book )

19 editions published between 1846 and 1914 in English and held by 270 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 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redlaw is a teacher of chemistry who often broods over wrongs done him and grief from his past life. He is haunted by a spirit, who is not so much a ghost as Redlaw's phantom twin and is "an awful likeness of himself...with his features, and his bright eyes, and his grizzled hair, and dressed in the gloomy shadow of his dress..." This spectre appears and proposes to Redlaw that he can allow him to "forget the sorrow, wrong, and trouble you have known...to cancel their remembrance..." Redlaw is hesitant at first, but finally agrees. However, before the spirit vanishes it imposes an additional consequence: "The gift that I have given you, you shall give again, go where you will."
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 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Disraeli. Earl of Beaconsfield, K.G by Percival Leigh( Book )

19 editions published between 1878 and 1881 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas carol, a facsim. of the manuscript in the Pierpont Morgan Library by Charles Dickens( Book )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
 
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The annotated Christmas carol : a Christmas carol in prose
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The annotated Christmas carol : a Christmas carol in proseMr. Sponge's sporting tourThe comic history of RomeA Christmas carol : being a ghost story of Christmas"Plain or ringlets?"A Christmas carol: the original manuscriptA Christmas carol, a facsim. of the manuscript in the Pierpont Morgan Library
Alternative Names
John I Leech

John Leech

John Leech britischer Zeichner und Karikaturist

John Leech Brits karikaturist (1817-1864)

John Leech English caricaturist and illustrator

John Leech illustratore inglese

John Leech rysownik angielski

Leech.

Leech, J.

Leech, J. 1817-1864

Leech, J. (John), 1817-1864

Leech, John I

Лич, Джон

ג'ון ליץ'

ジョン・リーチ

Languages
English (934)

Spanish (16)

German (11)

Polish (4)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Chinese (1)