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Ainsworth, William Harrison 1805-1882

Overview
Works: 1,790 works in 5,900 publications in 8 languages and 25,741 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Biographical fiction  Sources  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Publisher, Former owner, Recipient
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 )

309 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,797 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 )

231 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical novel describing the reign of King Edward VIII in England
Old Saint Paul's by William Harrison Ainsworth( )

108 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For sensational incident this novel has the two most melodramatic events in London's history - the Great Plague and the Great Fire
Rookwood by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

157 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sprawling historical epic, the aristocratic Rookwood clan has fallen upon hard times. When the title to the ancestral estate is set to change hands, some members of the family take it upon themselves to influence the outcome of the situation--but their meddling has some unintended consequences
Jack Sheppard; a romance by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

96 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical romance and a Newgate novel based on the real life of the 18th-century criminal Jack Sheppard
The Lancashire witches, a romance of Pendle forest by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

102 editions published between 1848 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 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
Crichton by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

146 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bentley's miscellany( )

in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

119 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a trip back in time to the rule of the first Stuart king with this comprehensively researched Gothic thriller. Against the backdrop of James I's reign, the tale that unfolds is packed with mistaken identities, plots and counter-plots, attempted murder, and legal intrigue
Old St. Paul's; a tale of the plague and the fire by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

70 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 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
Auriol, or, the elixir of life by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

61 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 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
The spendthrift by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

74 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and German and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

56 editions published between 1860 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

68 editions published between 1841 and 1984 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Sheppard by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

68 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 323 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
Guy Fawkes, or, The gunpowder treason : an historical romance by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

39 editions published between 1841 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mervyn Clitheroe by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

59 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated by George Cruikshank and others
Guy Fawkes; or, The gunpowder treason by William Harrison Ainsworth( Book )

44 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Fawkes : the gunpowder treason by William Harrison Ainsworth( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sweeping historical epic Guy Fawkes, renowned author William Harrison Ainsworth takes on one of the boldest rebels of all time. Pro-Catholic agitator Guy Fawkes was at the center of a failed scheme to blow up the English Parliament and force then-Princess Elizabeth onto the throne. Now regarded as an archetypal traitor, Fawkes looms large in the British imagination, due in large part to Ainsworth's complex and nuanced portrayal of him in this novel
 
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Jack Sheppard
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Windsor castleRookwoodJack Sheppard; a romanceThe Lancashire witches, a romance of Pendle forestThe Star-chamber : an historical romanceAuriol, or, the elixir of lifeJack Sheppard
Alternative Names
Ainsworth.

Ainsworth, Guillermo Harrison 1805-1882

Ainsworth, Harrison.

Ainsworth, Harrison 1805-1882

Ainsworth W.H.

Ainsworth, W. H. 1805-1882

Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison)

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

Ainsworth W. Harrison

Ainsworth, W. Harrison 1805-1882

Ainsworth, W. Harrison (William Harrison)

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

Ainsworth Wiljams H.

Ainsworth, William 1805-1882

Ainsworth, William H.

Ainsworth, William H. 1805-1882

Ainsworth William Harrison

Ainsworth, William Harrisson 1805-1882

Ainworth, W. Harrison 1805-1882

Ainworth, W. Harrison (William Harrison)

Ainworth, W. Harrison (William Harrison), 1805-1882

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Эйнсворт, Уильям Гаррисон

Энсворт В.

וויליאם האריסון איינסוורת' סופר בריטי

ويليام هاريسون إينسوورث

ویلیام هاریسون اینس‌ورس

উইলিয়াম হ্যারিসন আইন্সওয়ার্থ ইংরেজ লেখক

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ウィリアム・ハリソン・エインズワース

エインズワース

エインズワース, ウィリアム・ハリソン

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威廉·哈里森·安斯沃斯

Languages
English (1,811)

German (19)

French (4)

Japanese (2)

Russian (2)

Danish (1)

Swedish (1)

Spanish (1)