John Drinkwater

John Drinkwater's published works

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A more comprehensive list including publications of poems, articles and essays in magazines, items edited, introductions, reviews and other contributions, etc., can be accessed here, in pdf format. This has been prepared by Jeff Cooper, an expert on the publications of John Drinkwater, and he has very kindly given permission for it to be made available here. It is not available anywhere else. Please note, this list is still in draft, and the copyright is owned by Jeff Cooper. Details of how to contact him are in the document.

Known pseudonyms of John Drinkwater as an actor: John Darnley, E. Wilmot Terris

Title (in alphabetical order) Date Publisher
Abraham Lincoln: a play 1918 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Abraham Lincoln 1919 Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston
All About Me: Poems for a Child (illustrator H.M. Brock) 1928 Collins, London; Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston & New York
An Anthology of English Verse 1924 Collins, London
An Autobiography 1931-32 Ernest Benn, London
Bird in Hand: a play in three acts 1927 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
A Book for Bookmen: Being Edited Manuscripts and Marginalia With Essays on Several Occasions (edited by J.D.) 1926 Dulau, London
Charles James Fox 1928 Ernest Benn, London
Claud Lovat Fraser, with representative examples of his work reproduced in collotype and line (co-author Albert Rutherston) 1923 Heinemann, London
Collected Plays of John Drinkwater Vol. 1 1925 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Collected Plays of John Drinkwater Vol. 2 1925 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
The Collected Poems of John Drinkwater, Volume I 1923 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
The Collected Poems of John Drinkwater, Volume II 1923-37 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Cromwell: a character study 1927 Hodder & Stoughton, London
Cophetua: A Play in One Act 1911 David Nutt, London
Cotswold Characters 1921 Yale University Press, New Haven
Cromwell and Other Poems 1913 Cornish Brothers, Birmingham
Death of Leander and other poems 1906 Cornish Brothers, Birmingham
Discovery, Being the Second Book of an Autobiography: 1897-1913 1931-32 Ernest Benn, London
The Dramatic Works of St. John Hankin (with intro by J.D.) 1912 M. Secker, London
The Eighteen-seventies: essays by Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature; edited by John Drinkwater 1929 Cambridge University Press; The MacMillan Co.
The Eighteen-sixties: essays by Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature; edited by John Drinkwater 1932 Cambridge University Press; The MacMillan Co.
England To America, by Margaret Prescott Montague (with contribution by J.D.) 1920 Doubleday, Page and Company, New York
An English Medley (choruses set to music: music by Rutland Boughton) 1911 Bournville Works, Birmingham (printed to celebrate its performance by Bournville works employees at the Summer Meeting 1911)
English poetry: an Unfinished History 1938 Methuen, London
From the German: verses written from the German Poets 1924 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Garibaldi: a chronicle play of Italian freedom in ten scenes 1936 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
The Gentle Art of Theatre-going 1927 Robert Holden, London
Inheritance 1931 Ernest Benn, London
John Hampden's England 1933 Thornton Butterworth, London
The Life and Adventures of Carl Laemmle 1931 William Heinemann, London
Lincoln: The World Emancipator 1920 Houghton Mifflin, Boston & New York
Love lyrics from five centuries, Selected by George G. Harrap; with an introd. by John Drinkwater; and pictures by Baron Arild Rosenkrantz 1932 London
Loyalties 1918 Beaumont Press, London
The Lyric 1915 Martin Secker, London
The Lyric 1921 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Lyrical and other poems 1908 Samurai Press, Cranleigh
A Man's House: a Play in Three Acts 1934 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Mary Stuart, a Play 1921, 1922 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
More About Me, poems for a child 1929 Collins, London
Mr Charles, King of England 1926 Hodder & Stoughton, London
The Muse in Council, being essays on poets and poetry 1925 Sidgwick & Jackson, London; Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston & New York
Oliver Cromwell: a play 1921 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Olton pools 1917 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
The Only Legend: a Masque of the Scarlet Pierrot (Music by James Brier) 1913 (printed privately, London?)
Other Poems Oct. 1908 Samurai Press, Cranleigh (300 copies, hand-printed)
The Outline of Literature (ed. J.D.) 1924 London
Patriotism in Literature 1924 Williams & Norgate, London
Pawns: Three Poetic Plays 1919 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Pawns and Cophetua: Four Poetic Plays 1922 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Pepys, His Life and Character 1930 William Heinemann, London
Persephone 1926 W.E.Rudge, New York
The Pied Piper (music by F.W. Sylvester) 1912 Bournville Works, Birmingham (to celebrate its performance by Bournville works employees at the Summer Meeting 1912)
The Pilgrim of Eternity: Byron, a Conflict 1925 Hodder & Stoughton, London
Poems: 1903 1903 C. Combridge, Birmingham
Poems, 1908-1914 1918 Dodd, Mead & Co., New York; Sidgwick & Jackson, London (1919)
Poems of Love and Earth 1912 David Nutt, London
Poems of Men and Hours 1911 David Nutt, London
The poems of Sidney Godolphin, edited by William Dighton; with a preface by John Drinkwater 1931 The Clarendon Press, John Johnson, Oxford
Poems: with a selection of letters and essays, introd. by John Drinkwater 1922 London
Poetry and dogma 1931 (the Arthur Skemp Memorial Lecture, 1931)
Preludes 1921-1922 1922 Morland Press, London
Prose Papers 1917 E. Mathews, London
Puss in Boots: a play in five scenes 1911 David Nutt, London
Rebellion: a play in three acts 1914 David Nutt, London
Robert Burns: a play (or ballad opera, music by F. Austin) 1925 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Robert E. Lee: A Play 1923 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Robinson of England (J.H. Dowd, illustrator) 1937 Methuen, London
Seeds of Time 1921 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Selected Poems of John Drinkwater 1922 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Shakespeare 1933 Duckworth, London
Some Contributions to the English Anthology, with special reference to the seventeenth century 1922 Oxford University Press
The Storm: A Play in One Act 1915 printed privately
Summer harvest: poems 1924-1933 1933 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Swinburne, an Estimate 1913 Dent & Sons, London & Toronto; E.P.Dutt & Co., New York
Swords and Ploughshares 1915 Sidgwick & Jackson, London
This Troubled World 1933 Oxford University Press
Tides 1917 Beaumont Press, London
Twentieth Century Poetry 1929 Houghton Mifflin, Boston & New York
Twenty poems by Robert Stephen Hawker; with an introduction by John Drinkwater 1925 Basil Blackwell, Oxford
Victorian Poetry 1923 Hodder & Stoughton, London
The Way of Poetry: An Anthology for Younger Readers 1921 Collins, London & Glasgow
William Morris: a Critical Study 1912 Martin Secker, London

Poems by John Drinkwater also appeared in New Numbers; all five volumes of Edward Marsh's anthology 'Georgian Poetry', 1912-22; the Oxford Book of Victorian Verse; 'Selections from Modern Poets', 1921 and 1924, ed. J.C. Squire; as well as many anthologies up until about the 1970s.

Some of John Drinkwater's works were reprinted during the late 20th C. Before the end of 2007, this presumably took place with the permission of the copyright holders. However, as copyright on his works lapsed on January 1st, 2008 (seventy years after the end of the year of his death, under the terms of the current legislation, the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988), a few publishers have taken the opportunity to either reprint some of his works in facsimile or to gather some of his more popular material together. This is a partial list, although it is likely as complete as online research will permit.

Where the publication is not a straight reprint or facsimile but in all likelihood a new collection of pieces, this is indicated by an asterisk beside the title.

Published Works  |  Timeline of Published Works
Title Date Publisher
Abraham Lincoln, a play 2004 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Abraham Lincoln, a play 2009 Bibliolife, Llc, USA
A Book for Bookmen: Being Edited Manuscripts and Marginalia With Essays on Several Occasions (edited by J.D.) 1968 Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, N.Y.
Cotswold Characters 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Cromwell and Other Poems 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Lincoln: The World Emancipator 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Loyalties 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
The Lyric 2004 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
The Lyric (an essay) 2006 IndyPublish.com
Mary Stuart, a Play 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
The Outline of literature Vol.2, edited by John Drinkwater; revised by Horace Shipp 1950 George Newnes, London
The Outline of Literature, Vols. 1-3 (ed. J.D.) 2005 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Pawns: Three Poetic Plays 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Poems, 1908-1914 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Poems of Love and Earth 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Poems of Men and Hours 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Poetry and dogma 1970 Folcroft Library Editions, Folcroft, Pennsylvania
Prose Papers 1969 Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, New York
Prose Papers 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Robinson of England (J.H. Dowd, illustrator) 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Seeds of Time 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Short Works of John Drinkwater* 2009 Bibliobazaar, Llc, USA
The Storm: A Play in One Act 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
Swinburne, an Estimate 1969 Folcroft Press, Folcroft, Pennsylvania
Swords and Ploughshares 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
This Troubled World 1967 Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, New York
Tides 2007 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
The Way of Poetry: An Anthology for Younger Readers 2008 Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana
William Morris: a Critical Study 1969 Folcroft Press, Folcroft, Pennsylvania

Timeline for John Drinkwater's Publications

The order of publication as given here within an individual year does not necessarily reflect the actual sequence of publication within that year. Further research may yet reveal the exact order of publication. See Jeff Cooper's excellent checklist (link at the top of the page) for more detailed information. In addition, as JD was born halfway through the year, the age given may not be his exact age at publication.

Date Age Publisher Publication
1903 (21) C. Combridge, Birmingham Poems: 1903
1906 (24) Cornish Brothers, Birmingham Death of Leander and other poems
1908 (26) Samurai Press, Cranleigh (Harold Monro) Lyrical and Other Poems
Samurai Press, Cranleigh (Harold Monro) Other Poems
1911 (29) David Nutt, London Cophetua: a play in one act
Bournville Works, Birmingham An English Medley (music by Rutland Boughton)
David Nutt, London Poems of Men and Hours
David Nutt, London Puss in Boots: a play in five scenes
1912 (30) M. Secker, London The Dramatic Works of St.John Hankin (with intro by JD)
Bournville Works, Birmingham The Pied Piper: A Tale of Hamelin City (music by F.W.Sylvester)
Martin Secker, London William Morris: a Critical Study
David Nutt, London Poems of Love and Earth
1913 (31) Cornish Brothers, Birmingham Cromwell and other poems
(privately in London?) The Only Legend: A Masque of the Scarlet Pierrot (music by James Brier)
Dent & Sons, London & Toronto; E.P.Dutt & Co., New York Swinburne, an Estimate
(4-page pamphlet) Lines for the Opening of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre: 1913
1914 (32) David Nutt, London Rebellion: a play in three acts
Bournville Works, Birmingham Robin Hood and the Pedlar: 1914 (music by James Brier)
1915 (33) Sidgwick & Jackson, London Swords and Ploughshares
Martin Secker, London The Lyric
printed privately The Storm: a play in one act
1917 (35) Beaumont Press, London Tides
Sidgwick & Jackson, London Olton Pools
E.Mathews, London Prose Papers
1918 (36) Sidgwick & Jackson, London Abraham Lincoln: a play
Beaumont Press, London Loyalties
Dodd, Mead & Co., New York Poems, 1908-1914
1919 (37) Sidgwick & Jackson, London Poems, 1908-1914
Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston Abraham Lincoln
Sidgwick & Jackson, London Pawns: Three Poetic Plays
1920 (38) Doubleday, Page & Co., New York England to America (by Margaret Prescott Montague, with contribution by JD)
Houghton Mifflin, Boston & New York Lincoln: The World Emancipator
1921 (39) Sidgwick & Jackson, London Oliver Cromwell: a play
Sidgwick & Jackson, London The Lyric: an essay
Yale University Press, New Haven Cotswold Characters
Sidgwick & Jackson, London Seeds of Time
Collins, London & Glasgow The Way of Poetry: An Anthology for Younger Readers
1921, 1922 (39) Sidgwick & Jackson, London Mary Stuart, a play
1922 (40) Sidgwick & Jackson, London Selected Poems of John Drinkwater
Oxford University Press Some Contributions to the English Anthology, with special reference to the seventeenth century
London Poems: with a selection of letters and essays, introd. by JD
Morland Press, London Preludes 1921-22
Sidgwick & Jackson, London Pawns and Cophetua: Four Poetic Plays
1923 (41) Sidgwick & Jackson, London Robert E. Lee: a play
Heinemann, London Claud Lovat Fraser, with representative examples of his work reproduced in collotype and line (co-author: Albert Rutherston)
Sidgwick & Jackson, London The Collected Poems of John Drinkwater Vol. 1
Sidgwick & Jackson, London The Collected Poems of John Drinkwater Vol.2
Hodder & Stoughton, London Victorian Poetry
1924 (42) Collins, London An Anthology of English Verse
Sidgwick & Jackson, London From the German: verses written from the German Poets
London The Outline of Literature (ed. JD)
Williams & Norgate, London Patriotism in Literature
1925 (43) Sigwick & Jackson, London; Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston & New York The Muse in Council, being essays on poets and poetry
Sidgwick & Jackson, London The Collected Plays of John Drinkwater Vol.1
Sidgwick & Jackson, London The Collected Plays of John Drinkwater Vol.2
Sidgwick & Jackson, London Robert Burns: a play
Hodder & Stoughton, London The Pilgrim of Eternity: Byron, a conflict
Basil Blackwell, Oxford Twenty Poems by Robert Stephen Hawker; with an introduction by JD
1926 (44) Hodder & Stoughton, London Mr Charles, King of England
W.E.Rudge, New York Persephone
Dulau, London A Book for Bookmen (Edited by JD)
1927 (45) Robert Holden, London The Gentle Art of Theatre-going
Hodder & Stoughton, London Cromwell: a character study
Sidgwick & Jackson, London Bird in Hand: a play in three acts
1928 (46) Collins, London; Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston & New York All about me: Poems for a Child (illustr. H.M.Brock)
Ernest Benn, London Charles James Fox
1929 (47) Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston & New York Twentieth Century Poetry
Collins, London More About Me, poems for a child
1930 (48) William Heinemann, London Pepys, His Life and Character
1931 (49) The Clarendon Press, John Johnson, Oxford The Poems of Sidney Godolphin, ed. W. Dighton, preface by JD
William Heinemann, London The Life and Adventures of Carl Laemmle
(The Arthur Skemp Memorial Lecture, 1931) Poetry and Dogma
1931-32 (49) Ernest Benn, London Inheritance: An Autobiography
Ernest Benn, London Discovery, Being the Second Book of An Autobiography: 1897-1913
1932 (50) Cambridge University Press The Eighteen-sixties: essays by Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature (ed. JD)
London Love Lyrics from five centuries, Selected by George G. Harrap; with an introd. by JD (pictures by Baron Arild Rosenkrantz)
1933 (51) Duckworth, London Shakespeare
Thornton Butterworth, London John Hampden's England
Oxford University Press This Troubled World
1934 (52) Sidgwick & Jackson, London A Man's House: a play in three acts
1936 (54) Sidgwick & Jackson, London Garibaldi: a chronicle play of Italian freedom in ten scenes
1937 (54) Methuen, London Robinson of England (J.H.Dowd, illustrator)
1938 (post.) Methuen, London English Poetry: an Unfinished History