Author:Ernest Percival Rhys

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Ernest Percival Rhys
(1859–1946)
English writer, best known for his role as founding editor of the Everyman's Library series of affordable classics. He wrote essays, stories, poetry, novels and plays. Married to Grace Little.
This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, and the list on this page is complete to 1901.
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "E. P. R."

Works[edit]

  • The Great Cockney Tragedy (1891)
  • A London Rose: and other rhymes (1894)
  • The Fiddler of Carne: A North Sea Winter's Tale (1896)
  • Literary Pamphlets Chiefly Relating to Poetry from Sidney to Byron (1897) in 2 vols.
  • Welsh Ballads (1898)
  • The Whistling Maid: A Romance (1900)
  • Frederic Lord Leighton, late President of the Royal Academy of Arts, an illustrated record of his life and work (1900)
  • (ed.) Fairy-Gold: A book of Old English Fairy Tales (1906)
  • Lays of the Round Table (1908)
  • The Masque of the Grail (1908)
  • London: the story of the city (1909)
  • The South Wales coast from Chepstow to Aberystwyth (1911)
  • The new golden treasury of songs and lyrics (1914) editor
  • Rabindranath Tagore: A Biographical Study (1915)
  • The Leaf-Burners (1918)
  • Browning & his poetry (1918)
  • The Growth of Political Liberty (1921)
  • (ed.) The Haunters and the Haunted: Ghost Stories and Tales of the Supernatural (1921)
  • Blackhorse Pit (1925)
  • Everyman Remembers (1931) autobiography
  • Rhymes for Everyman (1933)
  • Letters from Limbo (1936)
  • Song of the Sun (1937)
  • Buddle, John,” in Dictionary of National Biography, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., (1885–1900) in 63 vols.


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1946, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.