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Leland, Charles Godfrey 1824-1903

Overview
Works: 587 works in 2,116 publications in 7 languages and 19,608 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Folklore  Dictionaries  History  Biography  Legends  Caricatures and cartoons  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Former owner, Signer, Inscriber, Composer, Compiler, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS2242, 397
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Most widely held works about Charles Godfrey Leland
 
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Most widely held works by Charles Godfrey Leland
The Algonquin legends of New England; or, Myths and folk lore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot tribes by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

60 editions published between 1884 and 2015 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of slang, jargon & cant, embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian slang, pidgin English, tinker's jargon, and other irregular phraseology by Albert Barrère( Book )

45 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gypsy sorcery and fortune telling : Illustrated by incantations, specimens of medical magic, anecdotes, tales by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

53 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fusang; or, The discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist priests in the fifth century by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

46 editions published between 1873 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Breitmann's ballads by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

62 editions published between 1869 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meister Karl's sketch-book by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

19 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel pictures by Heinrich Heine( Book )

43 editions published between 1855 and 2000 in English and German and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candid accounts of Heinrich Heine's journeys through Germany and Italy. A stirring voyage toward Modernism
The English gipsies and their language by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

38 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gypsies by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

36 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etruscan magic & occult remedies by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Breitmann's party. With other ballads by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

34 editions published between 1868 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous poems written in dialect
Sunshine in thought (1862) by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

9 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Breitmann ballads by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

74 editions published between 1871 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pidgin-English sing-song, or, Songs and stories in the China-English dialect. With a vocabulary by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

50 editions published between 1876 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aradia; or, The gospel of the witches by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

32 editions published between 1899 and 2016 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Gerald Brosseau Gardner is the father of the religion that calls itself Wicca, then Charles Godfrey Leland is the grandfather of Witchcraft as a religion in the English-speaking world, and his small book, "Aradia, " is that religion's birth-announcement. It is the first work in English in which Witchcraft is portrayed as an underground old religion, surviving in secret from ancient Pagan times. Until now "Aradia" has been a work more often cited than read. Its first edition (1899) garnered only one review, and sank from sight like a stone cast into murky waters; it sold poorly and is now a rare book. By chance a copy fell into the hands of Theda Kenyon, who devoted a few pages to it in her sensational "Witches Still Live" (1929), thereby calling it to the attention of many readers. By the 1950s Doreen Valiente had read "Aradia, " and she incorporated some of its most beautiful passages into the Wiccan rituals that she wrote. In the '60s and '70s it was reprinted four times, but always from a defective copy of the first edition that had lost its last page. Only in the '90s did another reprint finally restore the missing page. "Aradia" has always been a controversial work, among Witches and scholars alike. Scholars have questioned whether it may be a fiction or a forgery by Leland or by his principal informant, Maddalena (Margherita Taludi). Witches have objected to it on theological and ethical grounds, since some of the myths that it tells are about Lucifer and Cain as well as Diana and Aradia, some of its spells work by threatening or coercing the Deities and spirits, and in its revolutionary fervour it does not shrink even from teaching that the poor and downtrodden should use poisons to destroy their feudal overlords. Despite all that, it remains a beautiful and compelling work. This edition has brought the format and typography up to date, while keeping the text unchanged. A modern reader will undoubtedly find this new edition of "Aradia" much easier to read than the original or any of its facsimile reprints
Abraham Lincoln and the abolition of slavery in the United States by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

25 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kulóskap the master, and other Algonkin poems by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

15 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alternate sex; or, The female intellect in man, and the masculine in woman by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

13 editions published between 1904 and 1910 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ye book of copperheads by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

8 editions published between 1863 and 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of cartoons and satirical verses
Songs of the sea and Lays of the land by Charles Godfrey Leland( Book )

20 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gypsy sorcery and fortune telling : Illustrated by incantations, specimens of medical magic, anecdotes, tales
Alternative Names
Breitman, Hans

Breitman, Hans 1824-1903

Breitmann, Hans

Breitmann, Hans 1824-1903

Charles Godfrey Leland Amerikaans journalist (1824-1903)

Charles Godfrey Leland giornalista e etnologo statunitense

Charles Godfrey Leland humoriste et un folkloriste américain

Charles Godfrey Leland US-amerikanischer Abenteurer, Journalist und Mythenforscher

Charles Leland

Godfrey Leland, Charles 1824-1903

Leland, Charles G.

Leland, Charles G. 1824-1903

Leland, Charles-Godfrey 1824-1903

チャールズ・ゴドフリー・リーランド

リーランド, チャールズ・G.

查爾斯·里蘭德

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Gypsy sorcery and fortune telling : Illustrated by incantations, specimens of medical magic, anecdotes, talesFusang; or, The discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist priests in the fifth centuryHans Breitmann's balladsThe GypsiesEtruscan magic & occult remediesAradia; or, The gospel of the witchesSongs of the sea and Lays of the land