Author:Henry James O'Brien Bedford-Jones

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Henry James O'Brien Bedford-Jones
Canadian-American (Born Canadian; he became a naturalized American citizen in 1908) historical, adventure fantasy and science fiction writer. Designated by many as "The king of pulps;" his works appeared in a number of pulp magazines. Bedford-Jones' main publisher was Blue Book magazine; he also appeared in Adventure, All-Story Weekly, Argosy, etc. Pen names: H. Bedford-Jones, Alan Hawkwood, John Wycliffe, H. E. Twinells, Gordon Keyne, Captain Michael Gallister


(partial list)

  • The Cross and the Hammer: A tale of the days of the Vikings (1912) Illustrated by E. H. Hartke. (historical fiction)
  • Flamehair the Skald: A tale of the days of Hardrede Internet Archive
  • Blood Royal (1914)
  • The Conquest (1914) Internet Archive
  • Figs and thistles (1915) poetry Internet Archive
  • The Seal of John Solomon (1915)
  • Gentleman of Solomon (1915)
  • Solomon's Carpet (1915) as by Alan Hawking
  • Solomon's Quest (1915)
  • Fruit Before Summer (1915) poems Internet Archive
  • John Solomon (1916)
  • Gathered Verse (1916) poems Internet Archive
  • John Solomon, Retired (1917)
  • L'Arbre Croche Mission [1]
  • Sword Flame (1918)
  • The Story of Mision San Juan Capistrano (1918) poems Internet Archive
  • Nuala O'Malley (from All Story weekly, 1918) [2] Project Gutenberg
  • Irregular Brethren (1919)
  • Arizona Argonauts (1920) Internet Archive, 1924
  • Pirates' Gold (1920)
  • The Mesa Trail (1920) Internet Archive; Project Gutenberg
  • Bigfoot Joe and Others: Figments of fancy (1920) poetry Internet Archive
  • The Mardi Gras Mystery (1921) Project Gutenberg
  • The Temple of the Ten (with W. C. Robertson, 1921, book form 1973)
  • The Shadow (1922)
  • The Second Mate (1922) Internet Archive, 1923
  • The Sheriff of Pecos (1923) western
  • The gate of Farewell (1923?)
  • The Wilderness Trail (1923)
  • John Solomon, Supercargo (1924)
  • The Seal of Solomon (1924)
  • Splendour of the Gods (1924)
  • The Star Woman (1924)
  • Arizona Argonauts (1924)
  • John Solomon—Supercargo (1924), as, by Alan Hawking

Novellas and short stories from magazines[edit]

More books available at Project Gutenberg Aus

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 1949, 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.

  1. 40 copies, hand-printed by the author and distributed privately. Full name: L'Arbre Croche Mission : A memorable relation briefly setting forth the historical facts and eschewing all fable & legend, as erected by untutored minds, touching upon the justly famed mission of the Crooked Tree
  2. 4 installments, Nov. 5-26 1918. Combined by Project Gutenberg volunteers at