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Leech, John 1817-1864

Overview
Works: 752 works in 2,099 publications in 6 languages and 16,610 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 )

68 editions published between 1844 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,223 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
A Christmas carol : in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens( Book )

83 editions published between 1843 and 2015 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface: "I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. €May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C.D. December, 1843."
The Ingoldsby legends : or, Mirth & marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby( Book )

95 editions published between 1840 and 1944 in English and held by 648 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 )

51 editions published between 1800 and 1982 in English and held by 509 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 505 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 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The adventures of John Jorrocks, an eccentric grocer turned master of fox hounds."--Ask.com
"Ask mamma"; or, The richest commoner in England by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

45 editions published between 1800 and 1971 in English and held by 399 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
"Plain or ringlets?" by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

37 editions published between 1800 and 1986 in English and held by 364 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
The battle of life : a love story by Charles Dickens( Book )

9 editions published between 1846 and 1914 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas love story and the only one of Dickens' Christmas stories without a supernatural theme, is about a group of philosophical friends who meet over breakfast in the woods to discuss the serious questions of life while the four daughters of one of them sing dance naturally. It's a book about the virtues of a regular, decent, simple life not stifled by the harshness of ideas. An entertaining and cheerfully uplifting love story, perfect reading for the holiday season. [Publit]
The comic history of England by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett( Book )

31 editions published between 1840 and 1907 in English and held by 300 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
A Christmas carol: the original manuscript by Charles Dickens( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
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 277 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 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures of life & character by John Leech( Book )

85 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and German and held by 246 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 )

28 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 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, A Fancy for Christmas-Time, is a novella by Charles Dickens first published in 1848. It is the fifth and last of Dickens's Christmas novellas, preceded by A Christmas Carol (1843), The Chimes (1844), The Cricket on the Hearth (1845) and The Battle of Life (1846). The story is more about the spirit of the holidays than about the holidays themselves, harking back to the first in the series, A Christmas Carol. The tale centres on a Professor Redlaw and those close to him. Redlaw is a teacher of chemistry who often broods over wrongs done him and grief from his past. He is haunted by a spirit, who is not so much a ghost as Redlaw's phantom twin and is "an awful likeness of himself...with his features, and his bright eyes, and his grizzled hair, and dressed in the gloomy shadow of his dress..." This spectre appears and proposes to Redlaw that he can allow him to "forget the sorrow, wrong, and trouble you have known...to cancel their remembrance..." Redlaw is hesitant at first, but finally agrees. However, before the spirit vanishes it imposes an additional consequence: "The gift that I have given you, you shall give again, go where you will." Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age. His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, is one of the most influential works ever written, and it remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Set in London and Paris, his 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, is the best selling novel of all time. His creative genius has been praised by fellow writers - from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G. K. Chesterton - for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism. [Elib]
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 180 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 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Facey Romford's hounds by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

18 editions published between 1865 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facey is a trickster who takes advantage of society's greed and gullibility, and gets away with it. This brisk, entertaining novel is the sequel to Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour
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

 
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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 (808)

German (19)

Spanish (18)

Italian (2)

Polish (2)

French (1)

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A Christmas carol : in prose, being a ghost story of ChristmasMr. Sponge's sporting tourThe comic history of Rome"Plain or ringlets?"A Christmas carol: the original manuscript