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Masefield, John 1878-1967

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Poems by John Masefield( Book )

149 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salt-water poems and ballads by John Masefield( Book )

47 editions published between 1912 and 2013 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All phases of a sailor's life, at sea and ashore, are shown in these poems
William Shakespeare by John Masefield( Book )

146 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Edward Masefield was born in 1878 in the sleepy market town of Ledbury in rural Hertfordshire. An idyllic childhood was ruined when he was left an orphan and sent to live with an Aunt who decided his education and life would be better spent at sea. At age 13 he boarded a school ship and there his love of writing and reading blossomed. By 1899 he began to publish and apart from brief service during World War I he now had a life of writing and lecture tours. He published much; novels, poetry and even an account of the disastrous war effort in the Dardanelles at Gallipoli. Upon the death of Robert Bridges in 1930, Masefield was given the prestigious position of Poet Laureate, a role he would fulfill until his death; the only poet to hold the position for a longer period was Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Despite later ill health and the death of his wife in 1960, Masefield continued to write. In 1966, he published his last book of poems, In Glad Thanksgiving, at the age of 88. In the latter part of 1966 gangrene was diagnosed in his ankle. This gradually spread through his leg and claimed his life on May 12, 1967. He was cremated and his ashes placed in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Here we present William Shakespeare
The box of delights : or when the wolves were running by John Masefield( Book )

77 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kay finds himself involved in a fantastic adventure when he becomes guardian of the mysterious Box of Delights
Selected poems by John Masefield( Book )

66 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"..Contains all the mateiral present in A62(a) [Selected poems 1922] with additional poems .."--Errington, p. 234
Gallipoli by John Masefield( Book )

98 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jim Davis : a high-sea adventure by John Masefield( Book )

99 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Davis is a twelve-year-old boy whose life takes a terrifying turn when he stumbles upon a ring of bloodthirsty pirates
The midnight folk : a novel by John Masefield( Book )

91 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking paintings and animals help Kay in his attempt to outwit the witches and locate his great-grandfather's buried treasure
The everlasting mercy ; and, the widow in the Bye Street by John Masefield( Book )

71 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sard Harker by John Masefield( Book )

81 editions published between 1924 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reynard the fox; or, The Ghost Heath run by John Masefield( Book )

76 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in English and German and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poem, celebrating the fox hunt
The Wanderer of Liverpool by John Masefield( Book )

16 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minnie Maylow's story : and other tales and scenes by John Masefield( Book )

19 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... This collection of poems and a verse play derives from the verse-speaking festivals held by the Masefields in the Music Room, Boars Hill. Minnie May Low was one of Masefield's nursery-maids in the 1880s and the story is based on a tale she used to recount to the Masefield children"--Errington, p. 368
In glad thanksgiving; [poems by John Masefield( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection includes two long narrative poems, "Two cousins" and "Pagan-born; or, The Three-day Death," and a number of brief lyrics
A sailor's garland by John Masefield( Book )

40 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real sailor chanties and sea songs from the 19th century are collected in this book
Right Royal by John Masefield( Book )

41 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second of Masefield's major trio of long narrative poems, written after the Great War. ... the poem describes a steeplechase, the winning horse and the jockey's relationship with his betrothed which is placed in jeopardy by the race."--Errington, p. 208
The bird of dawning; or, The fortune of the sea by John Masefield( Book )

17 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of a sailing-ship race between tea-clippers in the China trade of the 1860's
The story of a round-house, and other poems by John Masefield( Book )

26 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mainsail haul by John Masefield( Book )

65 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Hyde : the duke's messenger by John Masefield( Book )

42 editions published between 1910 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jim Davis : a high-sea adventure
Alternative Names
John Masefield britisk skribent og poet

John Masefield Brits schrijver

John Masefield brittisk författare och poet

John Masefield englischer Autor

John Masefield English poet and writer

John Masefield poeta e scrittore inglese

Masefield, J.

Masefield John

Masefield, John Edward.

Мейсфилд, Джон

Мэйсфилд Джон

ג'ון מייספילד סופר בריטי

جان میسفیلد شاعر و نویسنده بریتانیایی

ਜੌਨ ਮੇਸਫ਼ੀਲਡ

메이스필드, 존 1878-1967

존 메이스필드

ジョン・メイスフィールド

メイスフィールド

メイスフィールド, ジョン

メースフィールド

約翰·麥斯菲爾

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English (1,435)

German (4)

Swedish (4)

French (3)

Spanish (3)

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The box of delights : or when the wolves were runningSelected poemsGallipoliJim Davis : a high-sea adventureThe midnight folk : a novelSard HarkerReynard the fox; or, The Ghost Heath runThe bird of dawning; or, The fortune of the sea