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Howitt, William 1792-1879

Overview
Works: 523 works in 1,497 publications in 2 languages and 11,611 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Juvenile works  Personal correspondence  Business correspondence  Biographies  Guidebooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Composer, Creator, Recipient
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Colonization and Christianity; a popular history of the treatment of the natives by Europeans in all their colonies by William Howitt( Book )

35 editions published between 1838 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rural life of England by William Howitt( Book )

45 editions published between 1840 and 2010 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facsimilie reprint of the 3rd edition published in London in 1844. First published in 1838
The history of magic by Joseph Ennemoser( Book )

12 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Ennemoser (1787-1854) was an Tyrolean doctor and scientist, noted for his use of magnetism and hypnosis. He was a forerunner of Freud in his belief in the connection between the mind and physical health, and his interest in psychology led to investigations into the paranormal. He became well known for his presentations about magic, delusions and apparently supernatural occurrences. He suggested that most of these phenomena appeared miraculous only because of a lack of understanding of the laws of nature. The History of Magic was published in Leipzig in 1844, and translated into English in 1854 by William Howitt, a leading Spiritualist writer. Volume 2 examines Germanic and medieval magic. Ennemoser attempts to show how animal magnetism has been partially understood throughout history, and relates it to scientific knowledge. The editor, Mary Howitt, has added a collection of accounts of supernatural events which illustrate the topics discussed
Land, labor and gold; or, Two years in Victoria : with visits to Sydney and Van Diemen's Land by William Howitt( Book )

26 editions published between 1855 and 2016 in English and held by 304 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
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 )

16 editions published between 1863 and 2001 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 English and German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits to remarkable places; old halls, battle fields, and scenes illustrative of striking passages in English history and poetry by William Howitt( Book )

28 editions published between 1840 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 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
Homes and haunts of the most eminent British poets by William Howitt( Book )

10 editions published between 1847 and 1875 in English and held by 158 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 148 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 held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 89 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 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written amid the scenes and characters it describes; Mainly Victoria, commments on cannibalism, infanticide, food, general life, early contacts; Trip from Vic. to N.S.W
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 )

10 editions published between 1846 and 1998 in English and held by 61 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 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forest minstrel, and other poems by William Howitt( Book )

13 editions published between 1823 and 2009 in 3 languages 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 held by 43 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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Land, labor 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 Brits dichter (1792-1879)

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William Howitt écrivain britannique

William Howitt englischer Schriftsteller

William Howitt escritor británico

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Languages
English (456)

German (13)

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