WorldCat Identities

Garfield, Leon

Works: 408 works in 1,438 publications in 14 languages and 30,579 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  History  Drama  Adventure stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Stories, plots, etc  Short stories  Legends 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Arranger, Scenarist, Translator, Conceptor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PR4564, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leon Garfield
Shakespeare stories by Leon Garfield( Book )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,867 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 )

80 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,307 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 )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces an array of characters, from the sinister to the comic, and moves to a haunting climax in an atmospheric murder mystery that features the seemingly benevolent John Jasper, a secret opium addict, and his relationship with his newly engaged nephew, Edwin Drood
The December rose by Leon Garfield( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 981 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
Shakespeare stories II by Leon Garfield( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Portuguese and held by 953 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
The sound of coaches by Leon Garfield( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphaned at birth and adopted by a coachman and his wife, a young aman struggles to discover his origins
Fair's fair by Leon Garfield( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two orphans are lured to an immense mansion by a mysterious dog where, because of their compassion, hard work, patience, and kindness, they make the transformation from rags to riches
Black Jack by Leon Garfield( Book )

43 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 764 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 strange affair of Adelaide Harris by Leon Garfield( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and German and held by 743 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 god beneath the sea by Leon Garfield( Book )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 721 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 )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 710 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 ghost downstairs by Leon Garfield( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 625 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 )

44 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 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
Footsteps by Leon Garfield( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 591 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
Mister Corbett's ghost by Leon Garfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 570 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 )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 559 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 )

28 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

YA. ADVENTURE STORIES. YA. Across the continents of the ancient world wandered the Storyteller, enchanting all who heard him with his wondrous tales of the gods. He longed for a glimpse of the all-powerful deities of his stories, and listened eagerly to those who had experiences such encounters. And interwoven with his journey is the story of Heracles - a magnificent story with all the intense drama and high tragedy of the Greek Myths. Ages 14+
The house of cards by Leon Garfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 521 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 506 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


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