WorldCat Identities

Garfield, Leon

Overview
Works: 450 works in 1,567 publications in 12 languages and 29,939 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Adventure stories  Action and adventure fiction  Stories, plots, etc  Short stories  Legends 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Arranger, Scenarist, Conceptor, Honoree, Other, Translator
Classifications: PR4564, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leon Garfield
Shakespeare stories by Leon Garfield( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An acclaimed author has rewritten twelve of Shakespeare's plays in narrative form, retaining much of the original language, and thus the flavor of the bard's dramas
Smith by Leon Garfield( Book )

85 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young pickpocket in eighteenth century London takes a document he cannot read from a man's pocket and a moment later sees the man murdered by two men who want the document
The mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the fate of Edwin Drood is a mystery within a mystery. When young Edwin disappears after dinner on Christmas Eve and his watch and chain are later found in the nearby river, everyone suspects foul play. Could one of Edwin's acquaintances have murdered him - and, if so, what could their motive be? And how does this shocking event in a quiet cathedral town connect to the opium dens of London? Tragically, the mystery is destined never to be truly solved, as Dickens died before he could finish this novel - all that is left are the clues that can be found in the completed chapters
The December rose by Leon Garfield( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young sweep's fall down the wrong chimney in Victorian London lands him in the center of a terrifying chain of events that includes espionage, treachery, and murder
The sound of coaches by Leon Garfield( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and French and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphaned at birth and adopted by a coachman and his wife, a young man struggles to discover his origins
Shakespeare stories II by Leon Garfield( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together, Leon Garfield and Michael Foreman have produced a literary and illustrative tour de force that pays homage to the world's most celebrated playwright
Fair's fair by Leon Garfield( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson is cold and starving. He's looking forward to his steaming hot pie, when a dog comes by and takes half! One bargain soon leads to another- and some unexpected rewards
Black Jack by Leon Garfield( Book )

44 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young apprentice in eighteenth-century London begins a strange adventure when he inadvertently becomes involved with a wanted criminal and a girl who is reputedly mad
The god beneath the sea by Leon Garfield( Book )

39 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account, based on Greek myths, of the beginning of the world and the forces that rule the universe and the destiny of man
The empty sleeve by Leon Garfield( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though he dreams of going to sea, fourteen-year-old Peter is not entirely displeased to be apprenticed to a locksmith, especially as it means getting away from his "saintly" twin; but when the ghost of a former apprentice and a murder put him in grave danger, it is only his despised brother who is able to save him
The strange affair of Adelaide Harris by Leon Garfield( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experiment to see if a wolf will adopt an abandoned baby turns into a desperate situation for two schoolboys in early nineteenth-century England when the child is recovered by well-meaning passersby
The ghost downstairs by Leon Garfield( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A greedy clerk sells seven years off the end of his life but thinks he has tricked the buyer by selling from the first end not the last
Jack Holborn by Leon Garfield( Book )

46 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young stowaway boy, abandoned as a baby, finds himself on a quest to finding his true identity
Footsteps by Leon Garfield( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unsettling words from his dying father set twelve-year-old William on a mission to eighteenth-century London where, in the course of searching for his father's mysterious business partner John Diamond, he encounters an odd assortment of characters, some of whom seem determined to kill him
Devil in the fog by Leon Garfield( Book )

37 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suspenseful tale of a strolling player in eighteenth-century England who discovers that he is really the son of a gentleman
Mister Corbett's ghost by Leon Garfield( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apprentice wished for nothing more than the death of his hated master but he finds the burden of the man's ghost too great to bear
The apprentices by Leon Garfield( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life for 18th-century London apprentices was often hard, but their hopes and dreams are the stuff of these stories. From chilly October, through Christmas, Valentine's Day, May Day and midsummer, a story for each month is included in this book
The golden shadow by Leon Garfield( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and French and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells in a continuous narrative the activities and adventures of the Greek gods and goddesses and their relationships with each other and with human beings
The house of cards by Leon Garfield( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viktoriansk roman fra 1800-tallet fuld af kærlighed, patos, mystik, glæde og rædsel. En uindbudt mystisk kvinde ved Mr. Dollys middagsselskab spreder uro blandt gæsterne
The night of the comet : a comedy of courtship featuring Bostock and Harris by Leon Garfield( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harris offers Bostock the affections of his sister in exchange for the brass telescope of Bostock's father and starts a string of misunderstandings about who is courting whom in Brighton
 
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Shakespeare stories
Alternative Names
Gāfīrudo, Reon 1921-1996

Garfield, Leon 1921-

Leon Garfield britischer Schriftsteller

Leon Garfield britisk skribent

Leon Garfield Brits schrijver (1921-1996)

Leon Garfield brittisk författare

Leon Garfield écrivain britannique

Leon Garfield scrittore e sceneggiatore britannico

Леон Гарфилд

ガーフィールド, リオン

ガーフィールド, レオン

レオン・ガーフィールド

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SmithThe December roseShakespeare stories IIFair's fairBlack JackThe strange affair of Adelaide HarrisJack HolbornDevil in the fogThe apprentices