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Sharp, William 1900-1961

Works: 87 works in 198 publications in 3 languages and 8,809 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Action and adventure fiction  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Adventure stories  Historical fiction  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Illustrator, Contributor, Author, Artist, Other, Book designer
Classifications: PR5486, FIC
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A Treasury of Stephen Foster by Stephen Collins Foster( )

5 editions published in 1946 in English and Italian and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidi by Johanna Spyri( Book )

19 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A hardcover edition of the classic Swiss novel, in Helen B. Dole's English translation and with illustrations by William Sharp from the 1945 edition"--
Five little Peppers and how they grew by Margaret Sidney( Book )

10 editions published between 1948 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of mystery and imagination by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

12 editions published between 1941 and 1969 in English and Hebrew and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of tales of horror and the supernatural
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Book )

11 editions published between 1944 and 1948 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "the first and greatest of English detective novels" by T.S. Eliot, The Moonstone is a masterpiece of suspense. A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, Looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted. Witnesses, suspects, and detectives each narrate the story in turn. The bemused butter, the love-stricken housemaid, the enigmatic detective Sergeant Cuff, the drug-addicted scientist -- each speculate on the mystery as Collins weaves their narratives together
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

7 editions published in 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being kidnapped by his villainous uncle, sixteen-year-old David Balfour escapes and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English rule
Wilhelm Meister's apprenticeship by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic fiction. Seduced by the chimerical world of the theatre and taking upon himself the grand ambition of becoming a successful performer and dramatist, the merchant's son Wilhelm Meister embarks on a tumultuous quest of self-discovery. Along his path he finds himself having to negotiate love, desire and the need to face up to his own past and responsibilities. A landmark in the history of European literature, Goethe's novel is not only one of the key works of Weimar Classicism and the prototype for the Bildungsroman genre, but also a timeless tale of coming into one's own and a fascinating portrayal of the late-eighteenth-century theatre world
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune
Against all odds; pioneers of South America by Marion Florence Lansing( Book )

9 editions published between 1939 and 1969 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen sketches of historical events and people that influenced social and political development and economic progress in South America from the 1500's to the early 1900's
The old curiosity shop by Charles Dickens( Book )

6 editions published between 1941 and 1968 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sensational bestselling story of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, seems to belong less to the history of the Victorian novel than to folklore, fairy tale, or myth. The sorrows of Nell and her grandfather are offset by Dickens's creation of a dazzling contemporary world inhabited by some of his most brilliantly drawn characters-the eloquent ne'er-do-well Dick Swiveller; the hungry maid known as the "Marchioness"; the mannish lawyer Sally Brass; Quilp's brow-beaten mother-in-law; and Quilp himself, the lustful, vengeful dwarf, whose demonic energy makes a vivid counterpoint to Nell's purity
The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rousseau was the first man to expose himself candidly to the public gaze. There is a candor of the spirit; there is a candor of the tongue; there is a candor of the times. Rousseau's Confessions has all three! We have chosen to reprint a remarkably fine version in English, published in 1783 and 1790, which reveals the undertones and the overtones of Rousseau's theme. Originally published within a year of the appearance of the French editions, this translation omitted certain passages which would have been deemed offensive -- and, in fact, were. So we got A.S.B. Glover to restore the omitted passages, and thus provide us with the text of an English translation of Rousseau's Confessions more faithful than any of the new translations, both in letter and in spirit. You will be able to look at the faces of the people whom Rousseau met, to study the places where Rousseau lived, to move through the tapestry of Rousseau's times as Rousseau himself tells you what he was doing during those times. - Publisher
This is your America by Gurdon Simmons( Book )

4 editions published in 1943 in Undetermined and English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin : now printed for the first time from the manuscript as Franklin wrote it, and including his preliminary outline by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790. Franklin's account of his life is divided into four parts, reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them. --
The tall book of fairy tales retold by Eleanor Graham Vance( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of sixteen well-known fairy tales. Snow White and Rose Red -- Rumpelstiltskin -- Tom Thumb -- The golden goose -- The sleeping beauty -- The Bremen town musicians -- Cinderella -- Hansel and Gretel -- Rapunzel -- Puss in boots -- The brave little tailor -- Snow White and the seven dwarfs -- Jack and the beanstalk -- Beauty and the Beast -- The golden touch -- The shoemaker and the elves
The diary of Samuel Pepys : a new and complete transcription by Samuel Pepys( Book )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel Pepys' FRS, MP, JP, (pron.: /pi?ps/;[1] 23 February 1633? 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalisation of the Royal Navy.[2] The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London."--Wikipedia
The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

9 editions published between 1943 and 1946 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dostoyevsky's famous and well-regarded 1880 novel, The Brothers Karamazov, is a tale of bitter family rivalries. Three brothers live in a small, typical Russian town. Their father, a selfish, cunning, lascivious figure with little love for them, tries to maintain his control over them and anyone who comes within his orbit. The roots of dissent, unhappiness, hope, ambition and desire run deep in this community as everywhere, and Dostoyevsky brings them to the fore with an unexpected death
The wall by John Hersey( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wall tells the inspirational story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an symbol of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with cruelty, torture, starvation and humiliation
The brothers Karamazov : translated by Constance Garnett by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneer children of America by Caroline D Emerson( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics of the pioneers. Such as the first pioneers, English pioneers, pilgrim pioneers from England, pioneers from Holland, home on the plains, and going west by wagon
The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The anonymous translation into English of 1783 & 1790 by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Schleifer Leon

Schleifer, Leon 1900-

Schleifer Leon 1900-1961

Sharp, William, 1900-

William Sharp American illustrator (1900-1961)

William Sharp ilustrador estauxunidense (1900–1961)

William Sharp US-amerikanischer Grafiker, Zeichner, Buchillustrator und Karikaturist

English (115)

Italian (1)

Hebrew (1)