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Ainsworth, William Harrison 1805-1882

Overview
Works: 1,148 works in 5,061 publications in 9 languages and 22,602 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Biography  Historical fiction  Drama  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publisher, Recipient, Former owner, Other
Classifications: PR4002, 823.8
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Most widely held works about William Harrison Ainsworth
 
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The tower of London; a historical romance by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

294 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tower of London is a historical romance that describes the history of Lady Jane Grey and Queen Mary Tudor. Lady Jane Gray and her husband were put on the throne by her father-in-law, the Duke of Northumberland, but their reign lasted only nine days. Mary Tudor took control of England and arranged for the couple's imprisonment and execution. The novel begins with Lady Jane's incarceration in the Tower of London on July 10, 1553, and ends with her beheading on February 12, 1554
Windsor castle by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

256 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical novel describing the reign of King Edward VIII in England
Jack Sheppard by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

151 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In London Labour and the London Poor (1861) Henry Mayhew wrote, "Of all books, perhaps none has ever had so baneful effect upon the young mind, taste, and principles" as Jack Sheppard. An historical novel based on the exploits of John Sheppard, a thief who was executed in 1724, Jack Sheppard was blamed for inciting working-class crime and vagrancy for decades after its 1839 publication. The fast-paced narrative of Sheppard's repeated prison escapes and his struggles against the evil thief-catcher Jonathan Wild was immensely popular, as well as controversial, in its own time, and is now available for the first time in a fully annotated edition." "This Broadview edition includes the original George Cruikshank illustrations, as well as a rich selection of contemporary reviews of the novel and material on the historical Jack Sheppard, Victorian urban street culture, and the novel's popular theatrical adaptations."--Jacket
Old St. Paul's; a tale of the plague and the fire by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

116 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of Old London during the Great Plague and Fire of 1666, giving the reader a true impression of those days in crisis
Old Saint Paul's by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

143 editions published between 1665 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grand St. Paul's Cathedral has been a centerpiece of the religious, cultural and architectural life of London for well more than a millennium. The majestic structure forms the core of William Harrison Ainsworth's novel Old Saint Paul's, in which both historical events and a tragic love affair unfold around the storied church
The Lancashire witches, a romance of Pendle forest by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

141 editions published between 1845 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Cistercian monk, Borlace Alvetham, is falsely accused of witchcraft and condemned to death by his rival, Brother Paslew, he sells his soul to Satan and escapes. Granted the powers of a warlock, he returns in the guise of Nicholas Demdike to witness Paslew's execution for treason. Dying, Paslew curses Demdike's offspring -- who become the titular "Lancashire Witches." Years later, Mother Demdike, a powerful witch, and her clan face rival witches, raise Alizon Devi as their own, and try to corrupt Alizon despite her innocent ways. Ultimately, the story becomes a struggle between Heaven and Hell, with Alizon's fate hanging in the balance
Bentley's miscellany( )

in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rookwood; a romance by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

141 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crichton by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

121 editions published between 1800 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Fawkes, or, The gunpowder treason an historical romance by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

95 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Star-chamber : an historical romance by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

91 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miser's daughter by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

104 editions published between 1800 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flitch of bacon; or, The custom of Dunmow by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

101 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spendthrift by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

76 editions published between 1800 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovingdean Grange; a tale of the South Downs by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

65 editions published between 1800 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auriol, or, the elixir of life by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

53 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flashes of light passed before Auriol's eyes, and strange noises smote his ears. The furnace breathed forth flames and mephitic vapors; the spiral worm of the alembic became red hot, and seemed filled with molten lead; the skeletons grinned and gibbered; the bald decapitated head opened its eyes, and fixed them with a stony glare, on the young man; while the dead alchemist shook his hand menacingly at him
Mervyn Clitheroe by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

65 editions published between 1800 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ainsworth's magazine : a miscellany of romance, general literature, & art( )

in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated by George Cruikshank and others
Boscobel; or, The royal oak by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

59 editions published between 1800 and 1932 in English and German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing a description of the battle of Worcester and of Charles II's escape from the field
Saint James's by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

76 editions published between 1844 and 2013 in English and German and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jack Sheppard
Alternative Names
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Ainsworth, Guillermo Harrison 1805-1882

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Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison), 1805-1882

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Languages
English (2,111)

German (22)

Japanese (8)

French (5)

Chinese (4)

Danish (2)

Russian (2)

Swedish (1)

Spanish (1)

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Windsor castleJack SheppardThe Lancashire witches, a romance of Pendle forestRookwood; a romanceThe Star-chamber : an historical romanceOvingdean Grange; a tale of the South DownsAuriol, or, the elixir of lifeSaint James's