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Leech, John 1817-1864

Overview
Works: 754 works in 2,185 publications in 6 languages and 16,909 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christmas stories  Juvenile works  History  Ghost stories  Humor  Outlines and syllabi  Pop-up books  Young adult works  Fairy tales 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Editor, Printer
Classifications: PR4572, 823.8
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A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Book )

189 editions published between 1843 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The celebrated annotator of "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" has now prepared a new edition of the Dickens classic and includes the history of the book's evolution
The Ingoldsby legends : or, Mirth & marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby( Book )

95 editions published between 1840 and 1944 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text features three series of short stories and one of miscellaneous poems. The short stories feature characters who possess intriguing names, such as Madam Witherspoon and Bloudie Jackie of Shrewsberrie. Stories include the Lady Rohesia and the Leech of Folkestone. Poems include the Truants, the Poplar, and, Hermann or the Broken Spear
Mr. Sponge's sporting tour by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

70 editions published between 1800 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mr. Sponge is his name; fox-hunting and fortune-hunting are his game. Yep -- like Becky Sharp, he's an anti-hero. This fun and funny 1853 novel gives us an unromantic but not unsympathetic look at post-Regency England from top to bottom, through sports."--Internet archive
The comic history of Rome by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett( Book )

37 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handley Cross : or, Mr. Jorrocks's hunt by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

54 editions published between 1843 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The adventures of John Jorrocks, an eccentric grocer turned master of fox hounds."--Ask.com
"Plain or ringlets?" by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

37 editions published between 1800 and 1986 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The heroine of the story is the beautiful Rosa McDermott, who has 'grown up in a sort of neighbourly intimacy' with the rich Jasper Goldsmith 'that would most likelyhave ended in a common matter-of-course match'. However, during a visit to Roseberry Rocks, a fashionable watering-place, a gipsy prophesies that she will meet her future husband that day, and shortly afterwards she meets the dashing John Bunting. But which of them will Rosa marry?"--IPGbook
"Ask mamma"; or, The richest commoner in England by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

43 editions published between 1800 and 1971 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A satirical look at Victorian society, their manners, mores and class rigidity. The son of the family, the central character of the book, hazs many hurdles to overcome in pursuit of a happy ending."--Goodreads
The battle of life : a love story by Charles Dickens( Book )

9 editions published between 1846 and 1914 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of Life: A Love Story is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in 1846. It is the fourth of his five ""Christmas Books"", coming after The Cricket on the Hearth and followed by The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. The setting is an English village that stands on the site of a historic battle. Some characters refer to the battle as a metaphor for the struggles of life, hence the title
The comic history of England by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett( Book )

42 editions published between 1840 and 1907 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A'Beckett and Leech were original contributors to "Punch, or the London Charivari" magazine, established 1841. It became the famous "Punch" magazine and remained in publication to 2002. A'Beckett also wrote editorials for a similar concept magazine, "Figaro in London" that ceased publication in 1839. "In commencing this work, the object of the Author was, as he stated in the Prospectus, to blend amusement with instruction, by serving up, in as palatable a shape as he could, the facts of English History. He pledged himself not to sacrifice the substance to the seasoning; and though he has certainly been a little free in the use of his sauce, he hopes that he has not produced a mere hash on the present occasion. His object has been to furnish something which may be allowed to take its place as a standing at the library table, and which, though light, may not be found devoid of nutriment."--Preface
The chimes : a goblin story of some bells that rang an old year out and a new year in by Charles Dickens( Book )

19 editions published between 1845 and 1914 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas story
The book of ballads by Theodore Martin( Book )

40 editions published between 1845 and 1986 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First ed. published 1845. Parody of the leading poetry of the day, particularly Tennyson's. First ed. illustrated by "Crowquill" (A. H. Forrester). Later eds. supplemented by illustrations by Doyle and Leech
Pictures of life & character by John Leech( Book )

90 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and German and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The appearance of Pictures of life and character between March 1853 and October 1854, brought him [Leech] even wider fame. In these oblong quarter books, his best Punch work was gathered together for another audience who did not know his engravings in the magazine; a cosmorama of squires, huntsmen, pretty housemaids, urchins, querulous spinsters and swells met inside these covers to divert thousands of Victorian families."--Houfe, on the original edition
The cricket on the hearth, a fairy tale of home by Charles Dickens( Book )

26 editions published between 1846 and 2011 in English and German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly boarder who is really a young man in disguise threatens the happy home of John and Dot one Christmas in England in the mid 1800s
The haunted man and the ghost's bargain : a fancy for Christmas-time by Charles Dickens( Book )

7 editions published between 1848 and 1914 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Dickens' characteristic stories conveying the sense of being haunted with marvellous effect
The comic Latin grammar, a new and facetious introduction to the Latin tongue by Percival Leigh( Book )

16 editions published between 1840 and 2009 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Disraeli. Earl of Beaconsfield, K.G by Percival Leigh( Book )

16 editions published between 1878 and 1881 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handley Cross by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

21 editions published between 1800 and 1963 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surtees' novel features his great comic creation, the cockney grocer and sportsman Jorrocks. A series of incidents in the life of Jorrocks, the novel is without plot--but includes chapters on hunts, rivals, heroes, cooking, and much more
Mr. Facey Romford's hounds by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

18 editions published between 1865 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facey Romford is often mistaken for a wealthy man of the same name. He decides to capitalize on the case of mistaken identity and becomes Master of Hounds of the Heavyside Hunt, taking advantage of English hunting society's gullibility and he may even get away with it
The comic English grammar : a new and facetious introduction to the English tongue by Percival Leigh( Book )

22 editions published between 1840 and 1989 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Leech; his life and work by William Powell Frith( Book )

2 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A Christmas carol
Alternative Names
John I Leech

John Leech

John Leech britischer Zeichner und Karikaturist

John Leech Brits karikaturist (1817-1864)

John Leech English caricaturist and illustrator

John Leech illustratore inglese

John Leech rysownik angielski

Leech.

Leech, J.

Leech, J. 1817-1864

Leech, J. (John), 1817-1864

Leech, John I

Лич, Джон

ジョン・リーチ

Languages
English (898)

Spanish (19)

German (16)

Italian (2)

Polish (2)

French (1)

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Mr. Sponge's sporting tourThe comic history of Rome"Plain or ringlets?"