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John Leech

Illustrator

(1817 - 1864)

John Leech

John Leech abandoned medicine for art. He became a cartoonist and illustrator. He was the leading cartoonist of his day.



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The Battle of Life (1846)

A story of love and self sacrifice set in a rural village. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
John Leech
Daniel Maclise
Clarkson Stanfield

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The Chimes (1845)

The goblins ringing the chimes show old Trotty a dystopian future for his family -- he wakes determined to do all he can to avert it. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
John Leech
Daniel Maclise
Clarkson Stanfield

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A Christmas Carol (1843)

The classic story of the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): John Leech

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The Cricket on the Hearth (1846)

This the the most popular of Dickens’ Christmas books tells a domestic story of the Peerybingle family. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
Edwin Landseer
John Leech
Daniel Maclise
Clarkson Stanfield

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The Fortunes of Hector O’Halloran and His Man Mark Anthony O’Toole (1842)

A novel of the Irish revolt against the English at the turn of the nineteenth century. The first two of the thirteen monthly parts were illustrated by Dick Kitcat (Richard Doyle); the rest by John Leech. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): William Hamilton Maxwell
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
John Leech

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The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain (1848)

Professor Redlaw simmers with anger over ancient slights, but discovers forgetting does no good -- he must forgive. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): John Leech
Clarkson Stanfield
F. Stone
John Tenniel

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Junior Classics Volume 6 (1912)

Selections from nineteenth century classics, including a large portion of Alice in Wonderland. For children from six to sixteen. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Lewis Carroll
Dinah Maria Craik
Mary Mapes Dodge
Mrs. Juliana Horatia Ewing
Lucretia P. Hale
Jean Ingelow
John Ruskin
Catherine Sinclair
Various
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
John Leech
John Tenniel

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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith (1848)

This detailed biography of the author and poet was published in two volumes. The title was changed for the second and subsequent editions, of which there were many. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): John Forster
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
Robert James Hamerton
John Leech
Daniel Maclise
Clarkson Stanfield

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Mrs. Caudle’s Curtain Lectures and Other Stories and Essays (1902)

A collection of comic sketches as originally published in Punch. The image above is from the Oxford World’s Classics edition. Read for free online HathiTrust.

Author(s): Douglas Jerrold
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
Charles Keene
John Leech

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Puck on Pegasus (1868)

A collection of poems from Punch. This is the fifth edition. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell
Illustrator(s): George Cruikshank
Richard Doyle
John Leech
Phiz
John Tenniel
Et al

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Punch’s Almanack 1848 (1848)

Humorous pictures and a calendar. There is also a special hand-colored version printed on better quality paper. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
John Leech

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Punch’s Almanack 1849 (1849)

Humorous pictures and a calendar. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
John Leech

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Punch’s Almanack 1850 (1850)

Humorous pictures and a calendar. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
John Leech

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The Queen and Mr. Punch (1897)

The reign of Queen Victoria as depicted in editorial cartoons in the pages of Punch. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Toby, M.P.
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
John Leech
Linley Sambourne
John Tenniel
Et al

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