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John Masefield

Author, Editor

(1898 - 1967)

John Masefield

John Edward Masefield, OM was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death in 1967. He is remembered as the author of the classic children’s novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and poems, including The Everlasting Mercy and Sea-Fever.



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Ballads and Poems (1910)

Some of the beloved English Poet Laureate’s most charming poetry. This is the enlarged second edition.

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Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): None

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The Bird of Dawning (1933)

The adventures of Cruiser Trewsbury 2nd Mate aboard the Blackgauntlet running an epic race from China to London when the ship goes down.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): M. G.

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The Bird of Dawning (1956)

The adventures of the 2nd Mate aboard the Blackgauntlet running an epic race from China to London when the ship goes down.

This is the fourth English edition.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): A. R. Thomson, R.A.

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A Book of Discoveries (1910)

Mac and Robin spend the summer holidays mainly messing about in boats.

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Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Gordon Browne

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The Box of Delights (1991)

Kay Harker is on his way home for the Christmas holidays when he falls asleep on the train and has a marvelous adventure.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Quentin Blake

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The Box of Delights (2007)

Kay Harker is on his way home for the Christmas holidays when he falls a sleep on the train and has a marvelous adventure. This edition has been corrected from the original manuscript.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Judith Masefield

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The Box of Delights, or When the Wolves were Running (1935)

Kay Harker is on his way home for the Christmas holidays when he falls a sleep on the train and has a wonderful adventure.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Judith Masefield

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The Box of Delights, or When the Wolves were Running (1935)

Kay Harker is on his way home for the Christmas holidays when he falls a sleep on the train and has a wonderful adventure.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Judith Masefield

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The Box of Delights, or When the Wolves were Running (1984)

Kay Harker is on his way home for the Christmas holidays when he falls a sleep on the train and has a wonderful adventure. This edition has been abridged.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Faith Jaques

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Dead Ned (1938)

Condemned to hang for a murder he did not commit, Ned Mansell is revived by his physician friends and smuggled on to a ship bound for Africa.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Dead Ned (1938)

Condemned to hang for a murder he did not commit, Ned Mansell is revived by his physician friends and smuggled on to a ship bound for Africa.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Dead Ned and Live and Kicking Ned (1941)

An omnibus edition containing Dead Ned and Live and Kicking Ned.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): None

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Jim Davis (1924)

Young Jim Davis accidentally stumbles on a smugglers’ den and is shanghaied into their crew, until after a series of hairbreadth adventures he finally escapes.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Mead Schaeffer

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Live and Kicking Ned (1939)

The further adventures of Ned Mansell aboard a slave ship on the African coast. This volume actually contains two separate novels: Live Ned or The Reef-Tackle and Kicking Ned or The Skysail or The Trust-to-God.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Live and Kicking Ned (1939)

The further adventures of Ned Mansell aboard a slave ship on the African coast. This volume actually contains two separate novels: Live Ned or The Reef-Tackle and Kicking Ned or The Skysail or The Trust-to-God.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Lost Endeavour (1910)

Charles Harding is shanghaied and sold as an indentured servant in America, then escapes to the Carribbean. The frontispiece was used as the dust jacket illustration.

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Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Stephen Reid

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Lost Endeavour (1917)

Charles Harding is shanghaied and sold as an indentured servant in America, then escapes to the Carribbean.

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Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Martin Hyde the Duke’s Messenger (1910)

Martin Hyde gets caught up in the Duke of Monmouth’s rebellion.

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Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): T. C. Dugdale

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