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Smithers, Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) 1861-1907

Overview
Works: 110 works in 235 publications in 4 languages and 1,895 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Mock-heroic poetry  Narrative poetry  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Elegiac poetry, Latin  Literature  Illustrated works 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Translator, Author, Other
Classifications: PR5818, 821.8
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Most widely held works about Leonard C Smithers
 
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Most widely held works by Leonard C Smithers
The Thousand and one quarters of an hour (Tartarian tales) by Thomas-Simon Gueullette( Book )

27 editions published between 1893 and 1914 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Les Mille et un Quarts-d'heure, contes tartares (1715) by Thomas-Simon Gueullette; an imitation of the Arabian Nights
The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

12 editions published between 1894 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaius Valerius Catullus (ca. 84 BC - ca. 54 BC) was a Roman poet. His surviving works are still read widely, and continue to influence poetry and other forms of art.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rape of the lock : an heroi-comical poem in five cantos by Alexander Pope( Book )

3 editions published between 1896 and 1897 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poem satirises a petty squabble by comparing it to the epic world of the gods. It was based on an incident recounted by Pope's friend, John Caryll. Arabella Fermor and her suitor, Lord Petre, were both from aristocratic Catholic families at a period in England when Catholicism was legally proscribed. Petre, lusting after Arabella, had cut off a lock of her hair without permission, and the consequent argument had created a breach between the two families. Pope wrote the poem at the request of friends in an attempt to "comically merge the two." He utilised the character Belinda to represent Arabella and introduced an entire system of "sylphs," or guardian spirits of virgins, a parodic version of the gods and goddesses of conventional epic. -- Wikipedia
The transmigrations of the Mandarin Fum-Hoam (Chinese tales) by Thomas-Simon Gueullette( Book )

9 editions published between 1844 and 2010 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English fiction imitating Oriental tales
The Pierrot of the minute : a dramatic phantasy in one act by Ernest Christopher Dowson( Book )

3 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oriental tales( Book )

13 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second book of fifty drawings by Aubrey Beardsley( Book )

4 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handsome book contains a series of 50 black and white drawings by Aubrey Beardsley
The ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde( Book )

4 editions published between 1898 and 1899 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ballad of Reading Gaol" is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile in Berneval-le-Grand in 1897, after his release from Reading Gaol. Wilde had been incarcerated in Reading after being convicted of homosexual offences in 1895 and sentenced to two years' hard labour in prison. During his imprisonment, on Tuesday 7 July 1896, Charles Thomas Wooldridge, a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards, was hung for the murder of his wife. The poem narrates the execution of Wooldridge; it moves from an objective story-telling to symbolic identification with the prisoners as a whole. No attempt is made to assess the justice of the laws which convicted them, but rather the poem highlights the brutalisation of the punishment that all convicts share. Wilde adopted the proletarian ballad form, and suggested it be published in Reynold's Magazine, "because it circulates widely among the criminal classes <U+2013> to which I now belong <U+2013> for once I will be read by my peers <U+2013> a new experience for me". The finished poem was published by Leonard Smithers on 13 February 1898 under the pseudonym "C.3.3.", which stood for "cell block C, landing 3, cell 3"; Wilde's cell number. In the prison system, prisoners were identified only by their cell numbers and not by name
The soul of man under socialism by Oscar Wilde( Book )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soul of Man under Socialism is an 1891 essay by Oscar Wilde. Wilde puts forth the argument that within a capitalist system "the majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism - are forced, indeed, so to spoil them"--That the necessity of solving the problems that capitalism creates draws away the talent that could otherwise be used to fulfill one's potential. In taking the the cause of this away
The harlot's house : a poem by Oscar Wilde( Book )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragmentary manuscript in Wilde's hand, differing from the published version
Priapeia, sive, Diversorum poetarum in Priapum lusus, or, Sportive epigrams on Priapus( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefe, Kalendernotizen u. die vier Zeichnungen zu E.A. Poe, von Aubrey Beardsley by Aubrey Beardsley( Book )

1 edition published in 1908 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to Smithers from Aubrey Beardsley by Aubrey Beardsley( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catullus is a companion of lovers and of those whom love has disappointed. He is also a satirical and epigrammatic writer who savagely consoles with laughter. Carmina captures in English both the mordant, scathing wit and also the concise tenderness, the famous love for reluctant Lesbia who is made present in these new versions. A range of English metres and rhymes evokes the many modes and moods of this most engaging, erotic and influential of Latin poets. Of Len Krisak's translations of Horace, Frederic Raphael writes, '[He] enables us both to enjoy a fresh voice and to hear (and see), very distinctly, what lies behind and within his unintimidated rescripts'. Again in Carmina Krisak works his precise magic."
Carmina : now first completely Englished into verse and prose by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

4 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Priapeia, sive, Diversorum poetarum in Priapum lusus, or, Sportive epigrams on Priapus
Alternative Names
Leonard Smithers Brits uitgever (1861-1907)

Leonard Smithers editore inglese

Leonard Smithers English pornographer

Smithers, Leon C. 1861-1907

Smithers, Leonard C. 1861-1907

Smithers, Leonard Charles

Smithers, Leonard Charles 1861-1907

Languages
English (108)

German (2)

French (2)

Latin (1)

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Priapeia, sive, Diversorum poetarum in Priapum lusus, or, Sportive epigrams on Priapus