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John Masefield (1878–1967)

Autor/a de The Box of Delights

184+ obres 3,625 Membres 57 Ressenyes 7 preferits
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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)

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Obres de John Masefield

The Box of Delights (1935) 831 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
The Midnight Folk (1984) 752 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
Jim Davis (1911) 147 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The collected poems of John Masefield (1918) 104 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Salt-Water Poems and Ballads (1916) 79 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Bird of Dawning (1933) 79 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Gallipoli (1916) 63 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Sard Harker (1924) 54 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Sea Life in Nelson's Time (1905) 51 exemplars
William Shakespeare (1911) 48 exemplars
Reynard the Fox (1919) 46 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Old Front Line (1917) 45 exemplars
Poems of To-day: An Anthology (1915) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
Poems (1921) 41 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Selected Poems (1922) 39 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dead Ned (1884) 35 exemplars
The Wanderer of Liverpool (1930) 30 exemplars
The Nine Days Wonder (1941) 30 exemplars
Sea-Fever: Selected Poems (2005) 29 exemplars
ODTAA (1926) 28 exemplars
A Mainsail Haul (1905) 28 exemplars
Martin Hyde (1926) 26 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Live and Kicking Ned (1939) 23 exemplars
Captain Margaret (1909) 21 exemplars
Salt-Water Ballads (1902) 19 exemplars
The taking of the Gry (1934) 19 exemplars
The Everlasting Mercy (1912) 16 exemplars
Right Royal (1920) 16 exemplars
Enslaved (1920) 13 exemplars
Lost Endeavour (1910) 12 exemplars
In glad thanksgiving; [poems (1967) 12 exemplars
Eggs and Baker (1936) 11 exemplars
A tale of Troy (1932) 11 exemplars
The Daffodil Fields (1914) 11 exemplars
Dauber (1913) 11 exemplars
A Sailor's Garland (1924) 11 exemplars
Ballads and Poems (2010) 10 exemplars
A Generation Risen (1942) 10 exemplars
The Hawbucks (1929) 9 exemplars
So long to learn (1952) 9 exemplars
The Widow in the Bye Street (1912) 8 exemplars
The bluebells, and other verse (1961) 8 exemplars
Good Friday a play in verse (1917) 8 exemplars
Sea Poems (1978) 8 exemplars
The faithful : a tragedy in three acts (1916) 8 exemplars, 1 ressenya
complete poems (1930) 8 exemplars
Chaucer (1931) 7 exemplars
New chum (1944) 7 exemplars
Box of Delights (2001) 7 exemplars
King Cole (2010) 7 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Conway (1933) 7 exemplars
The Tragedy of Nan (1926) 6 exemplars, 1 ressenya
I want! I want! 6 exemplars
The Dream (Signed Limited) (1922) 6 exemplars
The Coming of Christ (1928) 6 exemplars
A Tarpaulin Muster (1913) 6 exemplars
The taking of Helen, (1923) 6 exemplars
In the mill (1941) 5 exemplars
Melloney Holtspur (1923) 5 exemplars
Old Raiger, and other verse (1964) 5 exemplars
The Country Scene 5 exemplars
south and east (1928) 4 exemplars
Essays, moral and polite, 1660-1714 (1971) — Editor — 4 exemplars
Esther and Berenice: Two Plays (2004) 4 exemplars
Thanks Before Going (1947) 3 exemplars
On the Hill (1949) 3 exemplars
Tribute to Ballet 3 exemplars
A Book of Discoveries (1910) 3 exemplars
Collected Plays 3 exemplars
Badon Parchments (1947) 3 exemplars
A Play of St. George (1948) 3 exemplars
The dream, and other poems, (1923) 2 exemplars
The street of today 2 exemplars
The Nazi Kultur in Poland (1941) 2 exemplars
Sonnets and poems (2016) 2 exemplars
End and beginning 2 exemplars
Shopping in Oxford (1941) 2 exemplars
Ballads 2 exemplars
King Cole and Other Poems. (1923) 2 exemplars
The Story of a Round House (1914) 1 exemplars
Some Memories of W. B. Yeats (1940) 1 exemplars
The Box of Delights 1 exemplars
Sea-Fever 1 exemplars
Par les moyens du bord (1994) 1 exemplars
Land Workers (1942) 1 exemplars
The starry night 1 exemplars
sonnets 1 exemplars
Prose plays (1925) 1 exemplars
Berenice, a Tragedy; (2015) 1 exemplars
Recent Prose 1 exemplars
The Western Islands 1 exemplars
Poems Volume II (1925) 1 exemplars
Rosas 1 exemplars
Dauber ; The daffodil fields (1923) 1 exemplars
Easter 1 exemplars
Stormfuglen (1948) 1 exemplars
Esther. Tragedy (2015) 1 exemplars
A Poem and Two Plays (1919) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Libro de las maravillas (1298) — Introducció, algunes edicions5,134 exemplars, 55 ressenyes
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (1916) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions1,969 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions935 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996)algunes edicions628 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Col·laborador — 553 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature, Volumes 1-2 (1955) — Col·laborador — 466 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions450 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Col·laborador — 338 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Fantasy Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 328 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
From the Tower Window (My Book House) (1932) — Col·laborador — 268 exemplars
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships (1940) — Col·laborador — 175 exemplars
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1960) — Col·laborador — 146 exemplars
The Third Miss Symons (1913) — Prefaci — 140 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Col·laborador — 115 exemplars, 1 ressenya
More Stories to Remember, Volume II (1958) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A voyage round the world in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV (1749) — Introducció, algunes edicions93 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Storytelling and Other Poems (1949) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
Traveller's Library (1933) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
A Book of Narrative Verse (1930) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
The Queen's Book of the Red Cross (1939) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Book of the Sea (1954) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told (2012) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Modern Arthurian Literature (1992) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
A Skeleton At the Helm (2008) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Mysterious Sea Stories (1985) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
The Best Sea Stories (1986) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
A Treasury of Sea Stories (1948) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
The Second Omnibus Of Crime: The World's Great Crime Stories (1932) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (1967) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions18 exemplars
World's Great Tales of the Sea (1944) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers (1910) — Introducció, algunes edicions13 exemplars
The Box of Delights [1984 TV series] (1984) — Screenplay — 11 exemplars
The Harrap Book of Modern Short Stories (1956) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
The Box of Delights (2017) — Original Author — 5 exemplars
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
War poems from the Yale review (1919) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Children's books of yesterday (1946) — Pròleg — 3 exemplars
Stories for girls — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
John Masefield - The Midnight Folk [radio play] (2006) — Original author — 1 exemplars

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September 1869
En teclipper "Black Gauntlet" er på vej tilbage til England og kaptajn Duntisbourn og besætning håber på at vinde sæsonens kapsejlads om at komme først med den nye tehøst. Kaptajnen er ung og ærgerrig og sparker nedad. Det går ud over styrmand Trewsbury.

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bnielsen | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jul 8, 2024 |
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.… (més)
 
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njcur | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Feb 28, 2023 |
My favorite version of the Arthurian legend. Flinty and ancient and so very beautiful.
 
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Rubygarnet | Jan 4, 2023 |
Yeah.
Couldn’t be bothered with this one either. Bit too dated and conservative for me.
 
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mjhunt | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2021 |

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Obres
184
També de
53
Membres
3,625
Popularitat
#6,986
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
57
ISBN
339
Llengües
8
Preferit
7

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