Author:Laurence Housman

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Laurence Housman
Laurence Housman (July 18, 1865 - February 20, 1959) was an English playwright. The younger brother of the poet A. E. Housman, Laurence Housman was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. After education at local schools, he went with his sister Clemence to study art at the Lambert School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. He first worked as a book illustrator with London publishers, illustrating such works as Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market (1893) and Jane Barlow's The End of Elfintown (1894) in an intricate Art Nouveau style. But he also wrote and published several volumes of poetry in the 1890s, and when his eyesight began to fail, he turned more and more to writing. He lived his last 35 years with his sister in Street, Somerset.
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "L. Ho."
Laurence Housman



  • Victoria Regina (Play)
  • Little Plays of St.Francis
  • Prunella (Play with H. Granville Barker)
  • Angels and Ministers (Play)
  • Echo De Paris (Play)
  • The Chinese Lantern (Play)
  • Ye fearful Saints (Play)
  • Cornered Poets (Play)
  • Palace Scenes (Play)
  • Pains and Penalties (Play)
  • Trimblerigg (Satire)
  • Life of HRH The Duke of Flamborough (Satire)
  • The New Child's Guide to Knowledge (Verse)
  • Moonshine and Clover (Fairy Story)
  • A Doorway in Fairyland (Fairy Story)
  • Turn Again Tales (Fairy Stories)
  • What O'Clock Tales (Fairy Stories)
  • Gods and Their Makers (Novel and Story)
  • All-fellows and the Cloak of Friendship (Novel and Story)
  • The Sheepfold (Novel and Story)
  • King John of Jungalo (Fiction)
  • The Love Concealed (Poem)
  • The Unexpected Years (Autobiography)
  • The Golden Sovereign (A Fictional work about the period of Queen Victoria - First published in 1937 by Jonathan Cape UK)
  • Stories from the Arabian nights (Retelling)[2]


  1. The bibliographic detail taken from a copy of The Golden Sovereign published by Jonathan Cape in 1937 in the UK
  2. The book was missing from the bibliography. See The Internet Archive for more information

Contribution to EB1911[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 1959, 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 50 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.