Picture of author.

John Masefield (1878–1967)

Autor(a) de The Box of Delights

182+ Works 3,602 Membros 56 Críticas 7 Favorited
There is 1 open discussion about this author. See now.

About the Author

Once one of the most popular English poets of the century, Masefield has fallen into undeserved neglect since his death. He was born in a Victorian house with rural vistas, which he later recalled as "living in Paradise." In childhood, he had a series of intense, visionary experiences inspired by mostrar mais both nature and literature, which gave him a habitual sense of participation in a greater life. These had weakened by 1891, when he entered training for the merchant naval service. An officer on the White Star Line's Adriatic, he jumped ship in New York in 1895 and roamed across America. He returned to England two years later when a recovery of his intense childhood visions convinced him he could succeed as a writer. Masefield excelled more at narrative than at symbolism. His first book, "Salt Water Poems and Ballads" (1902), displayed the allegiance to outcasts and wanderers that marks his subject matter. The musicality of that volume derives partly from the strong early influence of W. B. Yeats. Increasingly, Masefield experimented with colloquial diction, particularly from the lower classes. His "The Everlasting Mercy" (1911) recounted the conversion of a rural scoundrel in language that astonished many readers. Highly prolific, he produced more than 20 volumes of fiction, 17 plays, and other prose work besides his major volumes of poetry. Masefield still appeals particularly to the common reader. He was appointed poet laureate in 1930. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)

Séries

Obras por John Masefield

The Box of Delights (1935) 827 exemplares
The Midnight Folk (1984) 750 exemplares
Jim Davis (1911) 146 exemplares
Salt-Water Poems and Ballads (1916) 79 exemplares
The Bird of Dawning (1933) 78 exemplares
Gallipoli (1916) 63 exemplares
Sard Harker (1924) 54 exemplares
Sea Life in Nelson's Time (1905) 51 exemplares
William Shakespeare (1911) 47 exemplares
The Old Front Line (1917) 45 exemplares
Reynard the Fox (1919) 45 exemplares
Poems of To-day: An Anthology (1915) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Poems (1921) 41 exemplares
Selected Poems (1922) 37 exemplares
Dead Ned (1884) 35 exemplares
The Wanderer of Liverpool (1930) 30 exemplares
The Nine Days Wonder (1941) 30 exemplares
Sea-Fever: Selected Poems (2005) 29 exemplares
ODTAA (1926) 28 exemplares
A Mainsail Haul (1905) 28 exemplares
Martin Hyde (1926) 26 exemplares
Live and Kicking Ned (1939) 23 exemplares
Captain Margaret (1909) 21 exemplares
The taking of the Gry (1934) 19 exemplares
Salt-Water Ballads (1902) 19 exemplares
The Everlasting Mercy (1912) 16 exemplares
Right Royal (1920) 15 exemplares
In glad thanksgiving; [poems (1967) 12 exemplares
Multitude and Solitude 12 exemplares
Lost Endeavour (1910) 12 exemplares
Enslaved (1920) 12 exemplares
The Daffodil Fields (1914) 11 exemplares
Dauber (1916) 11 exemplares
A Sailor's Garland (1924) 11 exemplares
Eggs and Baker (1936) 11 exemplares
A tale of Troy (1932) 11 exemplares
Ballads and Poems (2010) 10 exemplares
A Generation Risen (1942) 10 exemplares
The Hawbucks (1929) 9 exemplares
Philip the King and Other Poems (1914) 9 exemplares
So long to learn (1952) 9 exemplares
The Widow in the Bye Street (1912) 8 exemplares
The bluebells, and other verse (1961) 8 exemplares
complete poems (1930) 8 exemplares
Good Friday a play in verse (1917) 8 exemplares
The Tragedy of Pompey the Great (2015) 7 exemplares
Sea Poems (1978) 7 exemplares
Chaucer (1931) 7 exemplares
New chum (1944) 7 exemplares
Box of Delights (2001) 7 exemplares
The Conway (1933) 7 exemplares
King Cole (2010) 6 exemplares
The Tragedy of Nan (1926) 6 exemplares
The Coming of Christ (1928) 6 exemplares
I want! I want! 6 exemplares
The Dream (Signed Limited) (1922) 6 exemplares
The taking of Helen, (1923) 6 exemplares
A Tarpaulin Muster (1913) 6 exemplares
The Country Scene 5 exemplares
Jim Davis and Other Sea Stories (1900) 5 exemplares
In the mill (1941) 5 exemplares
Old Raiger, and other verse (1964) 5 exemplares
Melloney Holtspur (1923) 5 exemplares
Essays, moral and polite, 1660-1714 (1971) — Editor — 4 exemplares
Esther and Berenice: Two Plays (2004) 4 exemplares
south and east (1928) 4 exemplares
The Square Peg or The Gun Fella (1937) 4 exemplares
A Macbeth Production 3 exemplares
Thanks Before Going (1947) 3 exemplares
A Book of Discoveries (1910) 3 exemplares
Badon Parchments (1947) 3 exemplares
A Play of St. George (1948) 3 exemplares
Tribute to Ballet 3 exemplares
On the Hill (1949) 3 exemplares
Collected Plays 3 exemplares
Sonnets and poems (2016) 2 exemplares
The Nazi Kultur in Poland (1941) 2 exemplares
The street of today 2 exemplares
End and beginning 2 exemplares
Shopping in Oxford (1941) 2 exemplares
The dream, and other poems, (1923) 2 exemplares
King Cole and Other Poems. (1923) 2 exemplares
Ballads 2 exemplares
The Witch: a Drama in Four Acts (1926) 2 exemplares
Some Memories of W. B. Yeats (1940) 1 exemplar
The Story of a Round House (1914) 1 exemplar
Sea-Fever 1 exemplar
Par les moyens du bord (1994) 1 exemplar
Land Workers (1942) 1 exemplar
Easter 1 exemplar
Prose plays (1925) 1 exemplar
sonnets 1 exemplar
Rosas 1 exemplar
Berenice, a Tragedy; (2015) 1 exemplar
Recent Prose 1 exemplar
Poems Volume II (1925) 1 exemplar
The starry night 1 exemplar
Dauber ; The daffodil fields (1923) 1 exemplar
Stormfuglen (1948) 1 exemplar
Esther. Tragedy (2015) 1 exemplar
A Poem and Two Plays (1919) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Travels of Marco Polo (1298) — Introdução, algumas edições5,086 exemplares
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (1916) — Contribuidor, algumas edições1,957 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições926 exemplares
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996)algumas edições626 exemplares
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contribuidor — 550 exemplares
The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature, Volumes 1-2 (1955) — Contribuidor — 462 exemplares
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições446 exemplares
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Contribuidor — 336 exemplares
Fantasy Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 324 exemplares
From the Tower Window (My Book House) (1932) — Contribuidor — 267 exemplares
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships (1940) — Contribuidor — 174 exemplares
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1960) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares
The Third Miss Symons (1913) — Prefácio — 142 exemplares
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
More Stories to Remember, Volume II (1958) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
A voyage round the world in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV (1500) — Introdução, algumas edições93 exemplares
Storytelling and Other Poems (1949) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Traveller's Library (1933) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
A Book of Narrative Verse (1930) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Book of the Sea (1954) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Queen's Book of the Red Cross (1939) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told (2012) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Modern Arthurian Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Mysterious Sea Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
A Skeleton At the Helm (2008) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Best Sea Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
A Treasury of Sea Stories (1948) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Second Omnibus Of Crime: The World's Great Crime Stories (1932) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (1967) — Contribuidor, algumas edições18 exemplares
World's Great Tales of the Sea (1944) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers (1910) — Introdução, algumas edições13 exemplares
The Box of Delights [1984 TV series] (1984) — Screenplay — 11 exemplares
The Harrap Book of Modern Short Stories (1956) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Box of Delights (2017) — Original Author — 5 exemplares
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
War poems from the Yale review (1919) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Children's books of yesterday (1946) — Prefácio — 3 exemplares
Stories for girls — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
John Masefield - The Midnight Folk [radio play] (2006) — Original author — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Membros

Discussions

Replacement or spare slipcase for The Box of Delights em Folio Society Devotees (Março 22)

Críticas

I'll admit I gave up, but it was on page 261. This just made no sense to me. Reading the last paragraph explained a lot. My Vintage Book Circle group read it and mostly had the same response. I like my fantasy to be a little more grounded. I like to think there is some possibility that the story is real. This had no internal logic for me to grab on to. We found some things really shocking, like Little Maria habitually carrying a pistol!?!? Other times when Kay was worried about all the kidnappings and when asked what he would like to see choosing to see a tournament versus trying to find his friends or learning more about the bad guys plans. I was startled by Rat, not knowing if it was a nickname for a person or an actual rat. I did figure that out, but it just confused me more. I find it curious that this is the Christmas story that every one in Great Britain remembers. Here in the US we love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer which originated as department store advertising. (how very American!) It might be interesting to see how this was adapted for movies and television.… (mais)
 
Assinalado
njcur | 15 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2023 |
My favorite version of the Arthurian legend. Flinty and ancient and so very beautiful.
 
Assinalado
Rubygarnet | Jan 4, 2023 |
Yeah.
Couldn’t be bothered with this one either. Bit too dated and conservative for me.
 
Assinalado
mjhunt | 15 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2021 |
Pretty dated, it was published 1927 which seems to be a bit too old for a children’s book it’s just a bit too ‘old’ in style.

I couldn’t really get into it and gave up half way through. I did learn the word grimalkin though which was good.
1 vote
Assinalado
mjhunt | 16 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2021 |

Listas

Prémios

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Estatísticas

Obras
182
Also by
53
Membros
3,602
Popularidade
#7,031
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
56
ISBN
338
Línguas
8
Marcado como favorito
7

Tabelas & Gráficos