Author:John Masefield

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John Masefield
(1878–1967)
An English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate from 1930.
John Masefield

Works[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Salt-Water Ballads (1902)
  • Ballads (1903)
  • Ballads and Poems (1910)
  • The Everlasting Mercy (1911)
  • Dauber (1912)
  • The Story of a Round House and Other Poems (1912, with new and revised edition in 1913) Includes "Dauber".
  • The Daffodil Fields (1913)
  • Good Friday and other poems (1916) Includes the dramatic poem, "Good Friday" followed by numerous sonnets.
  • Philip the King and Other Poems (1916)
  • Salt-Water Poems and Ballads (1916) (External scan)
  • Sonnets (1916)
  • Sonnets and poems (1916)
  • Lollingdon Downs and other poems (1917)
  • Lollingdon Downs and Other Poems with Sonnets (1917)[1]
  • Rosas (1918)
  • Enslaved and Other Poems (1920)
  • Selected Poems (1922)
  • The Dream (1922)
  • King Cole and Other Poems (1923)
  • The Collected Poems of John Masefield (1923) (External scan)
  • Poems (1925)
  • Midsummer Night and Other Tales in Verse (1928)
  • A Letter from Pontus and Other Verse (1936)
  • The Country Scene (1937)
  • Some Verses to Some Germans (1939)
  • The Bluebells and Other Verses (1961)
  • Old Raiger and Other Verses (1964)
  • In Glad Thanksgiving (1966)

Poems[edit]

Anthologised[edit]

Novels and Short Stories[edit]

  • A Mainsail Haul (1905)
  • Captain Margaret (1908)
  • Multitude and Solitude (1909)
  • Martin Hyde: The Duke’s Messenger (1910)
  • Lost Endeavour (1910)
  • The Street of Today (1911)
  • Jim Davis (1911)
  • A Mainsail Haul (enlarged 1913 ed.) (transcription project)
  • Sard Harker (1924)
  • Odtaa (1926)
  • The Hawbucks (1929)
  • The Wanderer of Liverpool (1930)
  • A Tale of Troy (1932)
  • The Bird of Dawning (1933)
  • The Taking of the Gry (1934)
  • Victorious Troy (1935)
  • Eggs and Baker (1936)
  • The Square Pegg: or The Gun Fella (1937)
  • Dead Ned (1938)
  • Live and Kicking Ned (1939)
  • Basilissa: A Tale of the Empress Theodora (1940)
  • Conquer: A Tale of the Nika Rebellion in Byzantium (1941)
  • Badon Parchments (1947)

Plays[edit]

  • The Campden Wonder (1907)
  • Mrs. Harrison (1907)
  • The Tragedy of Nan (1909)
  • The Tragedy of Pompey the Great (1910)
  • The Faithful (1915)
  • Good Friday: a dramatic poem (1915)
  • The Locked Chest (1916, writ in 1906)
  • The Sweeps of Ninety-Eight (1916, writ in 1906)
  • Melloney Holtspur (1922)
  • The Trial of Jesus (1925)
  • The Coming of Christ (1928)

Source: [1]

Children's Books[edit]

  • The Midnight Folk (1927)
  • The Box of Delights (1935)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • William Shakespeare (1911)
  • John M. Synge: A Few Personal Recollections, with Biographical Notes (1915)
  • Gallipoli (1916)
  • The Old Front Line (1917)
  • The War and the Future (1918)

Works about John Masefield[edit]

Transcription projects[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Contains all poems from Sonnets and poems (1916), and all but two poems from Lollingdon Downs and other poems (1917). Added is one poem entitled, "The Ship" (which has an alternate title of "The Ship and Her Makers" in other volumes). The 'missing' poems are "O wretched man, that, for a little mile" and "Night is on the downland, on the lonely moorland".


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 1967, 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 30 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.