Author:Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
(1863–1944)
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch was a Cornish-born literary critic and anthologist, who published using the pseudonym Q. Best known for editing the Oxford Book of English Verse
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "A. T. Q.-C."
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Works[edit]

Fiction[edit]


  • Dead Man's Rock (1887)
  • Troy Town (1888)
  • The Splendid Spur (1889)
  • The Blue Pavilions (1891)
  • The Delectable Duchy: Stories, Studies And Sketches (1893)
  • Ia, and other tales (1896)
  • The Ship of Stars (1899)
  • The Westcotes (1902)
  • Hetty Wesley (1903) (This was based on the life of the poet Mehetabel Wesley Wright)
  • The Adventures of Harry Revel (1903)
  • Fort Amity (1904)
  • The Shining Ferry (1905)
  • The Mayor of Troy (1906)
  • Sir John Constantine (1906)
  • Poison Island (1907)
  • True Tilda (1909)

A collected edition of Q's fiction appeared as Tales and Romances (30 volumes, 1928–29).

Verse[edit]

  • Green Bays (1893)
  • Poems and Ballads (1896)

Criticism and anthologies[edit]

  • The Golden Pomp, a procession of English lyrics from Surrey to Shirley (1895)
  • Adventures in Criticism (1896)
  • Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250–1900 also online (1900)
  • From a Cornish Window (1906)
  • English Sonnets (1910)
  • The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales from the Old French (1910)
  • The Oxford Book of Ballads (1911)
  • In Powder and Crinoline: Old Fairy Tales Retold (1913)
  • On the Art of Writing (1916)
  • Notes on Shakespeare's Workmanship (1917)
  • Studies in Literature First Series and Second Series (1918)
  • On the Art of Reading (1920)
  • The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (1922)
  • Oxford Book of English Prose (1923)


Editor[edit]

Encyclopaedia Britannica[edit]

Brown, Thomas Edward,” in Encyclopædia Britannica, (11th ed.), 1911

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Transcription projects[edit]


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 1944, 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 70 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.