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Wolf, Leonard

Overview
Works: 70 works in 272 publications in 3 languages and 14,952 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror fiction  Horror tales  Juvenile works  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fictional autobiographies  Biography  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6037.T617, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Leonard Wolf
 
Most widely held works by Leonard Wolf
The new annotated Dracula by Bram Stoker( Book )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the history of the vampire myth in literature accompanies an annotated version of the classic vampire tale
The certificate by Isaac Bashevis Singer( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1922 and David Bendiger, an aspiring eighteen-and-a-half-year-old writer, arrives in Warsaw, penniless and homeless. His only contacts are Sonya, a young woman with whom he has had amorous dealings in the village they have left, and a Zionist functionary who informs him he has qualified for a certificate permitting him to emigrate to Palestine. But in order to make the journey David must enter into a fictitious marriage with a woman so eager to get to Palestine that she will pay all the expenses. While David waits for his certificate, he becomes involved not only with Sonya but with Edusha, the sexually avant-garde Communist Party member in whose apartment he finds a temporary haven; and with Minna, the well-to-do young woman who wants to join her fiance in Palestine and agrees to "marry" David. Grappling with romantic, political, and youthful turmoil, David also confronts his literary future and religious past when his older brother - a writer disillusioned by a recent sojourn in Russia - and his father, an Orthodox rabbi, both turn up in Warsaw. The Certificate was serialized in Yiddish in 1967, but may have been written much earlier. The translator, Leonard Wolf, in a postscript calls it "a very young man's book" and "certainly the most playful of Singer's long fictions", with its alternately comic and poignant shifts in plot. Young David's passions for women, philosophizing, Jewish religious speculation, and Walter Mitty-like fantasies make The Certificate a captivating novel in the great tradition of a master storyteller
The annotated Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes an introduction, over 160 illustrations, and detailed annotations that illuminate the literary, historical, social, and biographical aspects of the text
Yiddish folktales( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents nearly 200 folktales from all walks of life from East European Jewry
Blood thirst : 100 years of vampire fiction by Leonard Wolf( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of vampire tales by various authors to mark the 100th anniversary of Bram Stoker's Dracula, the book that started the genre. The editor analyzes the genre's popularity in our day
The treehouse : eccentric wisdom from my father on how to live, love, and see by Naomi Wolf( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling author Naomi Wolf was brought up to believe that happiness is something that can be taught--and learned. In this book, she shares the enduring wisdom of her father, a poet and teacher who believes that every person is an artist in their own unique way, and that personal creativity is the secret of happiness. Leonard Wolf is a true eccentric: a tall, craggy, good-looking man in his early eighties, he's the kind of person who can convince otherwise sensible people to quit their jobs and follow their passions. From his youth during the Depression to his bohemian years as a poet in 1950s San Francisco, he's dedicated his life to honoring individualism, creativity, and the inspirational power of art. More than an education in poetry writing, this is a journey of self-discovery in which the creative endeavor is paramount.--publisher description
Voices from the love generation by Leonard Wolf( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 15 interviews
Horror : a connoisseur's guide to literature and film by Leonard Wolf( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists over 400 horror films and works of literature. Includes a plot summary and critical evaluation
The family Mashber : a novel by Nister( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translated from the Yiddish by Leonard Wolf."
A dream of Dracula: in search of the living dead by Leonard Wolf( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard, the life and crimes of Gilles de Rais by Leonard Wolf( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gilles de Montmorency-Laval (also known as Gilles de Retz) (1404?1440), Baron de Rais, was a Breton knight, a leader in the French army and a companion-in-arms of Joan of Arc. He is best known by his reputation and conviction as a prolific serial killer of children. A member of the House of Montmorency-Laval, Gilles de Rais grew up under the tutelage of his maternal grandfather and increased his fortune by marriage. He earned the favour of the Duke of Brittany and was admitted to the French court. From 1427 to 1435, Gilles served as a commander in the Royal Army, and fought alongside Joan of Arc against the English and their Burgundian allies during the Hundred Years' War, for which he was appointed Marshal of France. In 1434/1435, he retired from military life, depleted his wealth by staging an extravagant theatrical spectacle of his own composition and dabbled in the occult. After 1432 Gilles engaged in a series of child murders, his victims possibly numbering in the hundreds. The killings came to an end in 1440 when a violent dispute with a clergyman led to an ecclesiastical investigation which brought Gilles' crimes to light. At his trial the parents of missing children in the surrounding area and Gilles' own confederates in crime testified against him. Gilles was condemned to death and hanged at Nantes on 26 October 1440. Gilles de Rais is believed to be the inspiration for the 1697 fairy tale "Bluebeard" by Charles Perrault. His life is the subject of several modern novels, and referenced in a number of rock bands' albums and songs."--Wikipedia
Wolf's Complete book of terror( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors include Leguin, Adam, Ellison, Bixby, Bradbury, Ransom, Lovecraft, Wells, Marryat, Kipling, Stoker, Poe, Keats, & many more
Dracula : the connoisseur's guide by Leonard Wolf( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passion of Israel by Leonard Wolf( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and other famous tales by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a London doctor who invents a secret formula which turns him into an evil and ugly person who stalks the streets at night killing people"
The world according to Itzik : selected poetry and prose by Itzik Manger( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation
The uses of the present by Leonard Wolf( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of paradise : the wonderful adventures of Shmuel-Aba Abervo by Itzik Manger( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of (transliterated: Di vunderlekhe lebnsbashraibung fun Shmuel Abe Abervo)
The glass mountain : a novel by Leonard Wolf( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The false messiah by Leonard Wolf( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Leonard Wolf Amerikaans romanschrijver

Leonard Wolf écrivain américain

Leonard Wolf escritor estadounidense

Wolf, Leonard

Wolf, Ludovic

ליאונרד וולף סופר אמריקאי

לעאנארד וואלף

ウルフ, レナード

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The certificateThe annotated FrankensteinYiddish folktalesBlood thirst : 100 years of vampire fictionThe treehouse : eccentric wisdom from my father on how to live, love, and seeThe family Mashber : a novelWolf's Complete book of terrorDracula : the connoisseur's guide