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Howitt, William 1792-1879

Overview
Works: 543 works in 1,461 publications in 2 languages and 11,442 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Composer, Creator, Recipient
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The rural life of England by William Howitt( Book )

54 editions published between 1838 and 2010 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facsimilie reprint of the 3rd edition published in London in 1844. First published in 1838
Colonization and Christianity; a popular history of the treatment of the natives by Europeans in all their colonies by William Howitt( Book )

34 editions published between 1838 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homes and haunts of the most eminent British poets by William Howitt( Book )

49 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of magic by Joseph Ennemoser( Book )

10 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term 'magic' is very widely defined in this monumental study (it included the visions of Joan of Arc, for example) but the result is a fascinating compendium of abiding interest to followers of the unusual and bizarre
Visits to remarkable places; old halls, battle fields, and scenes illustrative of striking passages in English history and poetry by William Howitt( Book )

47 editions published between 1840 and 2016 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The section on Clopton Hall was written by Elizabeth Gaskell. It was the first work of hers that was not a collaboration and was published
Land, labour, and gold; or, Two years in Victoria: with visits to Sydney and Van Diemen's Land by William Howitt( Book )

23 editions published between 1855 and 2011 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1852 William Howitt (1792-1879) set sail for Australia with two of his sons in order to try his luck in the goldfields of Victoria. By then he was already a prolifically published author of both prose and verse. He was only moderately successful as a gold-digger, but his account of life in the new colony, published in 1855 after his return to England, provides an extraordinary snapshot of the rapid early growth of Melbourne. Volume 1 covers Howitt's first impressions of Australia, his experiences on the journey to the diggings at Bendigo, the throngs of prospectors, the exorbitant prices charged by profiteering merchants, and the miners' protest over high government licence fees. He describes the hard life endured by the diggers and warns against women coming to the colony
Life in Germany; or, Scenes, impressions, and every-day life of the Germans, including the popular songs, sports, and habits of the students of the universities by William Howitt( Book )

18 editions published between 1849 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruined abbeys and castles of Great Britain by William Howitt( Book )

20 editions published between 1862 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The student-life of Germany: by William Howitt( Book )

13 editions published between 1841 and 2011 in English and German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of the seasons; or, The calendar of nature by William Howitt( Book )

36 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the supernatural : in all ages and nations and in all churches, Christian and pagan : demonstrating a universal faith by William Howitt( Book )

7 editions published in 1863 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy's adventures in the wilds of Australia : or, Herbert's note-book by William Howitt( Book )

38 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the supernatural in all ages and nations, and in all churches, Christian and pagan: demonstrating a universal faith by William Howitt( Book )

19 editions published between 1863 and 2016 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume history of the supernatural, first published in 1863, is a staggering feat: extending his work across almost a thousand pages, William Howitt attempts to describe the engagement with the supernatural in all ages and all parts of the world in order to identify a common link between them. Howitt (1792-1879), a well-known writer in his day, published over fifty books in his lifetime, some in collaboration with his wife, writer and translator Mary Howitt. His interest in the supernatural was precipitated by the untimely deaths of two sons. This first volume begins with an apology for faith in the nineteenth century and continues with spiritualist histories of Europe, the bible and apocrypha, the ancient world, the East, and Scandinavia, emphasising the persisting legacy and presence of human engagement with the supernatural in each case
Ruined abbeys and castles of Great Britain and Ireland by William Howitt( Book )

12 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desolation of Eyam: the emigrant : a tale of the American woods and others poems by William Howitt( Book )

14 editions published between 1827 and 2015 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rural and domestic life of Germany by William Howitt( Book )

7 editions published between 1842 and 1843 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aristocracy of England : a history for the people by William Howitt( Book )

8 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saunder's portraits and memoirs of eminent living political reformers by John Saunders( Book )

9 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy's country-book : being the real life of a country boy written by himself, exhibiting all the amusements, pleasures, and pursuits of children in the country by William Howitt( Book )

13 editions published between 1839 and 1863 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Fox and his first disciples, or, The Society of Friends as it was and as it is by William Howitt( Book )

10 editions published between 1834 and 1837 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Land, labour, and gold; or, Two years in Victoria: with visits to Sydney and Van Diemen's Land
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Cornelius Dr

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William Howitt écrivain britannique

William Howitt englischer Schriftsteller

William Howitt escritor británico

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Languages
English (475)

German (13)

Covers
Land, labour, and gold; or, Two years in Victoria: with visits to Sydney and Van Diemen's LandQuaker to Catholic : Mary Howitt, lost author of the 19th centuryPioneers of the Spiritual Reformation : Biographical Sketches