15 April 2009

Appendix 1:


[John Masefield (1925)]


Books by (& about) John Masefield
in my collection

[163 Books]

Key:

[…] = bound Xerox copy

Categories:

Poetry
Fiction
Plays
Miscellaneous Prose
Edited & Introduced
Autobiography & Letters
Secondary Literature


[Tanaudel: Fleeting (2009)]


  1. Masefield, John. Salt Water Ballads. 1902. London: Elkin Mathews Ltd., 1923.

  2. Masefield, John. “The Everlasting Mercy.” The English Review. Ed. Austin Harrison (October, 1911): 361-404.

  3. Masefield, John. The Story of a Round-House and Other Poems. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1912.

  4. Masefield, John. Dauber & Reynard the Fox. 1912, 1919. Introduction by the Author. 1962. London: Heinemann Educational Books Ltd., 1965.

  5. Masefield, John. “The Daffodil Fields.” The English Review. Ed. Austin Harrison (February, 1913): 337-90.

  6. Masefield, John. Selected Poems. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1922.

  7. Masefield, John. Collected Poems. 1923. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1926.

  8. Masefield, John. King Cole, The Dream and Other Poems. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923.

  9. Masefield, John. South and East. Illustrated by Jacynth Parsons. London: The Medici Society / New York: The Macmillan Company, 1929.

  10. Masefield, John. Minnie Maylow’s Story and Other Tales and Scenes. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931.

  11. Masefield, John. A Tale of Troy. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1932.

  12. Masefield, John. A Letter from Pontus & Other Verse. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1936.

  13. Masefield, John. The Country Scene. Pictures by Edward Seago. London: William Collins Sons and Co., Ltd., 1937.

  14. [Masefield, John. The Country Scene. With Pictures by Edward Seago. London: William Collins Sons and Co., Ltd., 1937.]

  15. [Masefield, John. Tribute to Ballet. With Pictures by Edward Seago. London: William Collins Sons and Co., Ltd., 1938.]

  16. Masefield, John. The Collected Poems. 1923. Enlarged Edition. 1932. Enlarged Edition. 1938. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1941.

  17. Masefield, John. The Collected Poems. 1923. Enlarged Edition. 1932. Enlarged Edition. 1938. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1942.

  18. Masefield, John. Gautama the Enlightened and Other Verse. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1941.

  19. Masefield, John. A Generation Risen. Pictures by Edward Seago London: William Collins Sons and Co., Ltd. , 1942.

  20. [Masefield, John. A Generation Risen. With Edward Seago. London: William Collins Sons and Co., Ltd., 1942.]

  21. Masefield, John. Land Workers. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1942.

  22. Masefield, John. Natalie Maisie and Pavilastukay: Two Tales in Verse. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1942.

  23. Masefield, John. Wonderings (Between One and Six Years). New York: The Macmillan Company, 1943.

  24. Masefield, John. Poems: The Revised Edition of the Poet Laureate’s Collected Poems. 1923. Enlarged Edition. 1932. Enlarged Edition. 1938. Revised Edition. 1946. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1948.

  25. Masefield, John. Poems. 1923. Enlarged Edition. 1932. Enlarged Edition. 1938. Revised Edition. 1946. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1948.

  26. Masefield, John. On the Hill. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1949.

  27. Masefield, John. Selected Poems (New Edition). London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1950.

  28. Masefield, John. The Bluebells and Other Verse. 1961. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1961.

  29. Masefield, John. The Western Hudson Shore. 1962. Ed. Corliss Lamont. New York: The Oliphant Press, 1982.

  30. Masefield, John. Old Raiger and Other Verse. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1964.

  31. Masefield, John. Old Raiger and Other Verse. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1964.

  32. Masefield, John. In Glad Thanksgiving. 1966. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1967.

  33. [Masefield, John. In Glad Thanksgiving. 1966. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1967.]

  34. Masefield, John. Selected Poems. Preface by John Betjeman. London: Book Club Associates, 1978.

  35. Masefield, John. Selected Poems. Ed. Donald E. Stanford. Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1984.

  36. Dodds, David Llewellyn, ed. Arthurian Poets: John Masefield. Arthurian Studies, 32. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1994.

  37. Errington, Philip W, ed. Sea-Fever: Selected Poems of John Masefield. Fyfield Books. Manchester: Carcanet Press Limited, 2005.

  38. [John Masefield, Poems, 1:
    • Masefield, John. Poems: Complete Edition with Recent Poems. 1951 (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1967): i-xviii, 206-07; [Sonnets:] 352-53, 356-57, 360-67, 370-79; [Penelope:] 620-33; [Recent Poems:] 675-85.
    • Masefield, John. A Book of Both Sorts: Selections from the Verse and Prose of John Masefield (London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1947): 14-16, 85-91, 92-98, 191-92 .
    • Cuttings, 1: John Masefield, “A Prayer for the King’s Reign.” The Times (April 28, 1937): n.p.
    • Cuttings, 2: “Masefield’s Offering [three verses of John Masefield’s poem specially written for Princess Elizabeth on the occasion of her wedding].” N.pl, n.d.
    • Cuttings, 3: John Masefield, “A Prayer for a Beginning Reign.” The Times (June 2, 1953): n.p.
    • Cuttings, 4: “Poet Laureate Wrote Special Hymn Verses.” The Dominion (October 13, 1955): n.p.
    • Notes from Ballads, by John Masefield (London: Elkin Mathews, 1903).]

  39. [John Masefield, Poems, 2:
    • The Oxford Recitations: Containing: Love in the Desert, by Laurence Binyon; A Parting and The Return by Gordon Bottomley; Polyxena’s Speech and The Messenger’s Speech, from the Hecuba of Euripides, Translated by John Masefield. Preface by John Masefield. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928.
    • Masefield, John. Some Verses to Some Germans. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1939.
    • Masefield, John. Some Memories of W. B. Yeats. Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1940.
    • Cover of The Story of Ossian : Written and Read by John Masefield, O.M. Argo Recording RG 178. Distributed by Delta Trading Co. Ltd. [1959].
    • Cover of John Masefield Reading Sea Fever and Other Poems. Caedmon Literary Series TC1147. Manufactured and Distributed by Philips Records (NZ) Ltd., n.d.
    • Cover of A Fox’s Day: Adapted from Reynard the Fox and Read by John Masefield, O.M. Argo Recording RG 224. London : The Argo Record Company Limited, n.d.]




[John Masefield: Captain Margaret (1910)]


  1. Masefield, John. A Mainsail Haul. 1905. Enlarged Ed. 1913. London: Elkin Mathews 1918.

  2. Masefield, John. A Mainsail Haul. 1905. Enlarged Ed. 1913. The Mariners Library, 25. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954.

  3. Masefield, John. A Mainsail Haul. 1905. Enlarged Ed. 1913. Enlarged Ed. 1954. Grafton Books. London: Collins Publishing Group, 1987.

  4. Masefield, John. A Tarpaulin Muster. 1907. London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1920.

  5. Masefield, John. Captain Margaret: A Romance. London: Grant Richards, 1908.

  6. Masefield, John. Captain Margaret: A Romance. 1908. Introduction by Hugh Greene. The Bow Street Library. London: The Bodley Head, 1974.

  7. Masefield, John. Multitude and Solitude. 1909. The Travellers’ Library. London: Jonathan Cape, 1927.

  8. Masefield, John. Martin Hyde: The Duke’s Messenger. 1910. Redhill, Surrey: Wells Gardner, Darton and Co. Ltd., 1949.

  9. [Masefield, John. A Book of Discoveries. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. London: Wells, Darton and Co. Ltd., 1910. 2 vols.]

  10. Masefield, John. Lost Endeavour. 1910. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, n.d.

  11. Masefield, John. The Street of To-Day. 1911. London: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. / New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1911.

  12. Masefield, John. Jim Davis. 1911. London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. Ltd., n.d.

  13. Masefield, John. Jim Davis. 1911. Illustrated by Mead Schaeffer. London: Wells Gardner, Darton and Co. Ltd., 1924.

  14. Masefield, John. The Taking of Helen. Signed, limited edition of 780 copies (613). London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1923.

  15. Masefield, John. Sard Harker: A Novel. 1924. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1924.

  16. Masefield, John. Sard Harker: A Novel. 1924. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963.

  17. Masefield, John. Odtaa: A Novel. Limited Edition of 275 copies (23). London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1926.

  18. Masefield, John. Odtaa: A Novel. 1926. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1949.

  19. Masefield, John. Odtaa. 1926. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1966.

  20. Masefield, John. The Midnight Folk. 1927. Illustrated by Rowland Hilder. World Books Children’s Library. London: The Reprint Society, 1959.

  21. Masefield, John. The Midnight Folk. Illustrated by Rowland Hilder. 1927. Puffin Books. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1965.

  22. Masefield, John. The Midnight Folk. 1927. Illustrated by Rowland Hilder. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1977.

  23. Masefield, John. The Midnight Folk. 1927. Abridged by Patricia Crampton. 1984. Fontana Lions. London: William Collins Sons & Co Ltd., 1985.

  24. Masefield, John. The Midnight Folk. 1927. Illustrated by Rowland Hilder. Mammoth. London: Reed Consumer Books Ltd., 1994.

  25. Masefield, John. The Hawbucks. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1929.

  26. Masefield, John. The Bird of Dawning. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1933.

  27. Masefield, John. The Bird of Dawning, or The Fortune of the Sea. 1933. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1933.

  28. Masefield, John. La Course du thé. 1933. Trans. Régine & Victor Gueit. 1959. inter:presse. Paris: Plon, 1967.

  29. Masefield, John. The Taking of the Gry. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1934.

  30. Masefield, John. The Box of Delights, or When the Wolves were Running. 1935. Illustrated by Judith Masefield. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1958.

  31. Masefield, John. The Box of Delights, or When the Wolves Were Running. Illustrated by Judith Masefield. 1935. Puffin Books. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1971.

  32. Masefield, John. The Box of Delights; When The Wolves Were Running. 1935. Illustrated by Judith Masefield. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1977.

  33. Masefield, John. The Box of Delights; When The Wolves Were Running. 1935. Illustrated by Faith Jaques. Abridged by Patricia Crampton. 1984. Fontana Lions. London: William Collins Sons & Co Ltd., 1984.

  34. Masefield, John. The Box of Delights; When The Wolves Were Running. 1935. Illustrated by Judith Masefield. Mammoth. London: Reed Consumer Books Ltd., 1994.

  35. Masefield, John. Victorious Troy, or The Hurrying Angel. 1935. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1935.

  36. Masefield, John. Par les moyens du bord. 1935. Adapted by Pierre Rigaut. 1959. inter:presse. Paris: Plon, 1967.

  37. Masefield, John. Eggs and Baker, or The Days of Trial. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1936.

  38. Masefield, John. The Square Peg, or The Gun Fella: A Novel. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1937.

  39. Masefield, John. Dead Ned: The Autobiography of a Corpse Who recovered Life within the Coast of Dead Ned and came to what Fortune you shall hear. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1938.

  40. Masefield, John. Dead Ned: The Autobiography of a Corpse Who Recovered Life within the Coast of Dead Ned and Came to What Fortune you shall hear. 1938. Puffin Books. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1974.

  41. Masefield, John. Live and Kicking Ned: A Continuation of the Tale of Dead Ned. 1939. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1939.

  42. Masefield, John. Live and Kicking Ned: A Continuation of the Tale of Dead Ned. Abridged by Vivian Garfield. 1939. Puffin Books. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1975.

  43. Masefield, John. Basilissa: A Tale of the Empress Theodora. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1940.

  44. Masefield, John. Conquer: A Tale of the Nika Rebellion in Byzantium. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1941.

  45. Masefield, John. Badon Parchments. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1947.



[John Masefield: End and Beginning (1934)]


  1. Masefield, John. The Tragedy of Nan and Other Plays: The Tragedy of Nan; The Campden Wonder; Mrs. Harrison. 1909. London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1922.

  2. [Masefield, John. The Tragedy of Pompey the Great. 1910. Rev. ed. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1914.]

  3. [Masefield, John. The Faithful: A Tragedy in Three Acts. London: William Heinemann, 1915.]

  4. Masefield, John. The Locked Chest and The Sweeps of Ninety-Eight: Two One-Act Plays. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916.

  5. Masefield, John. A Poem and Two Plays. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1919.

  6. Masefield, John. Esther: A Tragedy. Adapted and Partially Translated from the French of Jean Racine. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1922.

  7. [Masefield, John. Berenice: A Tragedy, Translated from the French of Jean Racine. London: William Heinemann, 1922.]

  8. Masefield, John. Melloney Holtspur. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1922.

  9. Masefield, John. A King’s Daughter: A Tragedy in Verse. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1923.

  10. Masefield, John. The Trial of Jesus. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1925.

  11. [Masefield, John. Tristan and Isolt: A Play in Verse. London: William Heinemann, 1927.]

  12. Masefield, John. The Coming of Christ. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1928.

  13. Masefield, John. Easter: A Play for Singers. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1929.

  14. Masefield, John. End and Beginning. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1934.

  15. [Masefield, John. A Play of St. George. London: William Heinemann, 1948.]



[John Masefield: The Conway (1933)]


  1. Masefield, John. Sea Life in Nelson’s Time. 1905. Introduction by Prof. C. C. Lloyd. London: Book Club Associates. 1984.

  2. Masefield, John. On the Spanish Main: Or Some English forays on the Coast of Darien. With a Description of the Buccaneers and a Short Account of Old-Time Ships and Sailors. 1906. London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1922.

  3. Masefield, John. William Shakespeare. Home University Library, 2. 1911. London: Williams and Norgate, Ltd., 1926.

  4. Masefield, John. Gallipoli. 1916. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1935.

  5. Masefield, John. The Old Front Line, or The Beginning of the Battle of the Somme. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1917.

  6. Masefield, John. St. George and the Dragon. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1919.

  7. Masefield, John. Recent Prose. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1924.

  8. Masefield, John. With the Living Voice: An Address Given at the First General Meeting of the Scottish Association for the Speaking of Verse. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1924.

  9. Masefield, John. Poetry: A Lecture Given at the Queen’s Hall in London, on Thursday, October 15th, 1931. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1931.

  10. Masefield, John. The Wanderer of Liverpool. 1930. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1930.

  11. Masefield, John. The Wanderer of Liverpool. 1930. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1930.

  12. [John Masefield, Recent Prose &c.:
    • Masefield, John. Recent Prose. 1924. Rev. ed. 1932 (London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1933): 208-16, 244-321.
    • Masefield, John. Chaucer: The Leslie Stephen Lecture Delivered at Cambridge 3 March 1931. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1931.
    • Masefield, John. “Ruskin.” n.d.]

  13. Masefield, John. The Conway from her Foundation to the Present Day. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1933.

  14. Masefield, John. The Conway. 1933. Rev. ed. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1953.

  15. Masefield, John. The Nine Days Wonder (The Operation Dynamo). 1941. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1941.

  16. Masefield, John. I Want! I Want! Introduction by Geoffrey Faber. London: National Book Council, 1944.

  17. Masefield, John. A Macbeth Production. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1945.

  18. Masefield, John. Thanks Before Going: Notes on Some of the Original Poems of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1946.

  19. Masefield, John. A Book of Prose Selections. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1950.

  20. Masefield, John. The Twenty-Five Days. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1972.

  21. Masefield, John. John Masefield’s Great War: Collected Works. Ed. Philip W. Errington. Pen & Sword Military Classics. Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2007.



  1. Masefield, John, ed. A Sailor’s Garland. London: Methuen & Co., 1906.

  2. Hakluyt, Richard. Principall Navigations of the British Nation. 8 vols. Introduction by John Masefield. Everyman's Library. 1907. London: J. M. Dent / New York: E. P. Dutton, 1926.

  3. Polo, Marco. The Travels. Introduction by John Masefield. Everyman's Library. 1908. London: J. M. Dent / New York: E. P. Dutton, 1967.

  4. Anson, Lord. A Voyage around the World. Introduction by John Masefield. Everyman's Library. 1911. London: J. M. Dent / New York: E. P. Dutton, 1930.

  5. Craig, Edward Gordon. Scene. Foreword & Introductory Poem by John Masefield. London: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, 1923.

  6. Masefield, John, ed. My Favourite English Poems. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1950.



  1. Masefield, John. In the Mill. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1941.

  2. Masefield, John. New Chum. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1944.

  3. Masefield, John. So Long To Learn: Chapters of an Autobiography. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1952.

  4. Masefield, John. Grace Before Ploughing: Fragments of Autobiography. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1966.

  5. Lamont, Corliss & Lansing Lamont, ed. Letters of John Masefield to Florence Lamont. London & New York: The Macmillan Press Ltd., 1979.

  6. Masefield, John. Letters to Reyna. Ed. William Buchan. London: Buchan & Enright, Publishers, Limited, 1983.

  7. Vansittart, Peter, ed. John Masefield’s Letters from the Front, 1915-1917. London: Constable and Company Limited, 1984.

  8. Masefield, John. Letters to Margaret Bridges (1915-1919). Ed. Donald E. Stanford. Manchester: Carcanet Press, in association with MidNAG, 1984.

  9. Gregory, John, ed. Brangwen: The Poet and the Dancer. A Story Based on Letters from the Poet Laureate John Masefield to a Young Ballerina During World War Two. Sussex, England: The Book Guild, Ltd., 1988.

  10. Gregory, John, ed. Brangwen: The Poet and the Dancer. A Story Based on Letters from the Poet Laureate John Masefield. 1988. Foreword by Corliss Lamont. New York: Prometheus Books, 1989.




    Biography:

  1. Lamont, Corliss, ed. Remembering John Masefield. Introduction by Judith Masefield. London: Kaye & Ward Ltd., 1972.

  2. Smith, Constance Babington. John Masefield: A Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.

  3. Smith, Constance Babington. John Masefield: A Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.

  4. Bibliography:

  5. [Simmons, Charles H. A Bibliography of John Masefield. London: Oxford University Press / New York: Columbia University Press, 1930.]

  6. Handley-Taylor, Geoffrey, ed. John Masefield, O.M., The Queen’s Poet Laureate: A Bibliography and Eighty-First Birthday Tribute. London: Cranbrook Tower Press, 1960.

  7. Errington, Philip W. John Masefield: The "Great Auk" of English Literature. A Bibliography. London: The British Library / New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2004.

  8. [John Masefield Bibliography:
    1. Drew, Fraser Bragg. “Some Contributions to the Bibliography of John Masefield: 1.” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 53 (June, 1959): 188-96.
    2. Drew, Fraser Bragg. “Some Contributions to the Bibliography of John Masefield: 2.” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 53 (October, 1959): 262-67.
    3. Watson, George & Ian Willison, ed. The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. Vol. 4: 1900-1950 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972): 306-13, 793.
    4. Drew, Fraser. “Selected Bibliography.” In John Masefield’s England: A Study of the National Themes in His Work (New Jersey: Associated University Presses, 1973): 233-50
    5. Mellown, Elgin W. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Bibliographies of Twentieth Century British Poets, Novelists and Dramatists (Troy, New York: Whitston Publishing Co., 1978): vi-xiv, 235-36.
    6. Case, Ann Massie & Laurel Cooley, ed. Bibliographic Index: A Cumulative Bibliography of Bibliographies (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1980): Vol. 4 (1951-55): 398; Vol. 6 (1960-62): 385; Vol. 7 (1963-65): 425; Vol. 9 (1969): 273; Vol. 10 (1970): 296; Vol. 13 (1973): 269; Vol. 20 (1980): 274-75.
    7. The Year’s Work in English Studies, 48 (1967): 347; 49 (1968): 326 & 386; 50 (1969): 351-52; 52 (1971): 21-22, 379; 54 (1973): 394-95; 57 (1976): 361 & 370; 58 (1977): 417; 59 (1978): 411; 60 (1979): 346 & 399; 61 (1980): 84-85.
    8. MLA Bibiography, Vol.1 – (1968): 873; (1969): 112; (1970): 93; (1971): 109; (1972): 120; (1973): 120; (1976): 136; (1976): 143; (1977): 127; (1978): 153 & 155; (1979): 154 & 163.
    9. English Language and Literature: Annual Bibliography, 42 (1967): 513; 43 (1968): 573; 44 (1969): 593; 45 (1970): 607; 46 (1971): 16 & 654; 48 (1973): 706; 49 (1974): 791; 51 (1976): 735; 53 (1978): 592; 54 (1979): 654-55; 55 (1980): 740].

  9. Criticism:

  10. Hamilton, W. H. John Masefield, A Popular Study. 1922. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1925.

  11. Thomas, Gilbert. John Masefield. Modern Writers Series. London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1932.

  12. Strong, L. A. G. John Masefield. Published for The British Council & The National Book League. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1952.

  13. Spark, Muriel. John Masefield. London: Peter Nevill Ltd., 1953.

  14. Spark, Muriel. John Masefield. 1953. Rev. ed. 1962. London: Pimlico, 1992.

  15. Hopkins, Kenneth. The Poets Laureate. London: The Bodley Head, 1954.

  16. Knight, G. Wilson. Neglected Powers: Essays on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, 1971.

  17. Sternlicht, Sanford. John Masefield. Twayne English Authors Series, 209. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1977.

  18. Montgomerie, Leslie T. “In John Masefield’s Garden.” This England (Winter 1979): 12-13.

  19. Russell, Nick. Poets by Appointment: Britain’s Laureates. Poole, Dorset: Blandford Press, 1981.

  20. [John Masefield Criticism, 1:
    • Biggane, Cecil. John Masefield: A Study. Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, 1924.
    • Nevinson, Henry W. John Masefield: An Appreciation. Together with a Bibliography. London: William Heinemann, 1931.
    • Fisher, Margery. John Masefield. A Bodley Head Monograph. London: The Bodley Head, 1963.]

  21. [John Masefield Criticism, 2:
    • Yu Da-Yuen. John Masefield: A Critical Estimate of His Poems and Plays (Peiping, China: Sun Yu Press, 1934) 1-4, 11-104.
    • Strong, L. A. G. John Masefield. Printed for The British Council & The National Book League. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1952.]

  22. [John Masefield Criticism, 3:
    • Berry, F. John Masefield: The Narrative Poet. The University of Sheffield: Inaugural Lecture, 25 October 1967.
    • Williams, Charles. “John Masefield.” In Poetry at Present (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1930): 114-27.
    • Middleton Murry, J. “The Nostalgia of Mr. Masefield.” In Aspects of Literature (London: Jonathan Cape, 1934): 164-70.
    • Swinnerton, Frank. “John Masefield.” In The Georgian Literary Scene 1910-1935. 1935 (London: Hutchinson, 1969): 208-12.
    • Cuttings, 1: “Literature and Life: John Masefield.” The British Weekly (15 May, 1930): n.p.
    • Cuttings, 2: “On story-telling.” [Edinburgh], n.d.
    • Cuttings, 3: ‘A Carpet-maker.’ “Poet in the mail: Review of In the Mill, by John Masefield.” N.pl (28 June, 1941): 314.
    • Cuttings, 4: “Poems ‘written’ in sleep.” N.pl, n.d.
    • Cuttings, 5: Walsh, John. Review of Brangwen: The Poet and the Dancer, ed. John Gregory. The Sunday Times (20 November, 1988): G2.
    • Knight, G. Wilson. “Masefield’s Tragedy of Nan.” In New Hyperion: A Symposium of Poetry and Criticism, ed. Geoffrey Handley-Taylor (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1950): 30-36.
    • Knight, G. Wilson. “W. W. Gibson and John Masefield.” In The Golden Labyrinth: A Study of British Drama (London: Phoenix House, 1962): 331-36.
    • Knight, G. Wilson. “Masefield and Spiritualism.” In Neglected Powers: Essays on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971): 260-92, 384-85.
    • Hope, Ronald. “Introduction.” In John Masefield, The Sea Poems (London: Heinemann, 1978): vii-xi.
    • Salmon, Eric. Granville Barker: A Secret Life (London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1983): 42-43, 46-47, 132-33, 188-899, 243-44, 341-42.]



[John Masefield: Dead Ned (1938)]

9 comments:

  1. Dear Jack,
    Absolutely wonderful to read through your thesis on John Masefield's work and to see your extensive collection of John Masefield works. I will read your thesis more closely with great interest. I am an avid book collector, mainly literature but also history, philosophy, etc. My first love, however is John Masefield. I have a collection of close to 400 books (many signed and/or first editions) written by him or relating to his life and his work. So it is good to see that there are others like yourself who are also avid Masefield collectors and readers.

    I live in Johannesburg, South Africa and am a businessman and an adjunct professor of finance and strategy. I also write poetry - had one collection published in 2009, titled HEAP OF STONES - I write under the pseudonym AE Ballakisten www.aeballakisten.com

    Do you teach literature?

    Best regards
    Athol Williams

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  2. 400 Masefields! You really are a collector. I thought I had a reasonable set of his works, but it's nowhere near that.

    In answer to your question, yes, I do teach literature - at Massey University here in Auckland, NZ. This MA thesis was written 25 years ago, and only existed as a heap of mouldering typescript (pre computer-discs), but then it occurred to me that with all the new interest in Masefield nowadays it might be worth resurrecting. I don't make any great claims for it, though. It was supposed to form the basis of a book on Masefield's novels, in particular, but I don't know that that will ever happen now.

    Great to hear from you!

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  3. Its great that you've put it online - I just read the conclusion again - interesting but mostly way above my head!

    Have you come across many Masefield enthusiasts? I've exchanged a few emails with Philip Errington but don't know of anyone else

    Best regards
    Athol

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  4. Mostly the John Masefield Society, I'd have to say. Which of course is mainly run by Philip Errington. They have a nice website, though. I guess I was mainly thinking of the various new publications over the past few years - Errington's bibliography and collected WW1 works, and the very nice volume of Arthurian poems from the mid-90s.

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  5. Just found this site and very much looking forward to reading Jack Ross' MA thesis.

    Many thanks about the nice things you've said about my work. But, just to set the record straight, The John Masefield Society isn't "mainly run" by me at all! I'm just one of several committee members who all play a very active role.

    Philip Errington

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  6. Oh, sorry. No offence intended. I certainly didn't mean to cast any aspersions on the other members of the John Masefield Society. It was just that I'd been admiring online the ambitious Masefield web projects which appear to radiate out from your own bibliographical and editorial work. Those are the main footprint of the society for those of us not resident in England.

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  7. Would I had more time to update the Masefield web projects! There's a new one recently uploaded to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Box of Delights, by the way.

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  8. I will be spending the next few years studying at Oxford so intend 'spending' many moments with John Masefield

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  9. Good luck with that -- I think he needs all the friends he can get these days.

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