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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. Read online at archive.org.

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. READ NOW.

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 asleep 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 (1911)

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. Read online at archive.org.

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. Read online at archive.org.

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. Read online at archive.org.

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. Read online at archive.org.

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

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The Midnight Folk (1927)

Kay Harker must battle his wicked governess and her coven to find the long lost treasure of Santa Barbara Cathedral, but has the aid of the Midnight Folk.

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

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The Midnight Folk (1927)

Kay Harker must battle his wicked governess and her coven to find the long lost treasure of Santa Barbara Cathedral, but has the aid of the Midnight Folk. This is the signed limited edition.

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

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The Midnight Folk (1927)

Kay Harker must battle his wicked governess and her coven to find the long lost treasure of Santa Barbara Cathedral, but has the aid of the Midnight Folk.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): R. C. N. Barton

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The Midnight Folk (1931)

Kay Harker must fight his evil governess and her coven to recover the lost treasure of Santa Barbara Cathedral, but has the assistance of the Midnight Folk.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Rowland Hilder

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The Midnight Folk (1992)

Young Kay Harker must fight his evil governess and her coven to recover the lost treasure of Santa Barbara Cathedral but he has the assistance of the Midnight Folk.

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

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The Midnight Folk (2007)

Kay Harker must battle his wicked governess and her coven to find the long lost treasure of Santa Barbara Cathedral, but has the aid of the Midnight Folk. The plates in this edition are in black and white, not color. The text has been corrected from the original manuscript.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Rowland Hilder

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New Chum (1945)

The future poet laureate tells of his experiences as a new student aboard the training ship Conway.

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

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ODTAA (1926)

Highworth Foliat Ridden’s father sends him out to Santa Barbara on the Spanish Main to see what he can make of himself.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): E. G. Perman

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ODTAA (1926)

Highworth Foliat Ridden’s father sends him out to Santa Barbara on the Spanish Main to see what he can make of himself.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): A. D. Rahn

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ODTAA (1966)

Highworth Foliat Ridden’s father sends him out to Santa Barbara on the Spanish Main to see if what he can make of himself.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Peter Kettle

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Salt-Water Poems and Ballads (1916)

I must go down the the sea again,
To the lonely sea and the stars.

Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): George Washington Hood
Charles Pears

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Sard Harker (1924)

Sard Harker sets out to do a good deed for two fellow Englishmen and soon finds himself kidnapped and forced to wander about Santa Barbara. Read online at archive.org.

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

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Sard Harker (1924)

Sard Harker sets out to do a good deed for two fellow Englishmen and soon finds himself kidnapped and forced to wander about Santa Barbara.

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

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The Taking of the Gry (1934)

This is the third and last of the Santa Barbara novels which also include ODTAA and Sard Harker. This is the story of the cutting out of a ship, the Gry, from the harbor at Santa Barbara.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): R. H. Sauter

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The Taking of the Gry (1934)

This is the third and last of the Santa Barbara novels which also include ODTAA and Sard Harker. This is the story of the cutting out of a ship, the Gry, from the harbor at Santa Barbara.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): R. H. Sauter

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Victorious Troy or The Hurrying Angel (1935)

Apprentice seaman Dick Pomfret takes command of his aging clipper when she is caught in a Pacific storm.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Kenneth Shoesmith

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Victorious Troy or The Hurrying Angel (1935)

Apprentice seaman Dick Pomfret takes command of his aging clipper when she is caught in a Pacific storm.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Kenneth Shoesmith

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The Windmill (1923)

Selections from books published by Heinemann including an essay by Masefield.

Author(s): John Masefield
Various
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham
Et al

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