SEA-FEVER: SELECTED POEMS OF JOHN MASEFIELD (Carcanet, 2004) (£12.95)
A new selection of over 250 poems, including ‘Sea-Fever’ and ‘Cargoes’. Hailed within The Journal of The John Masefield Society as “the definitive selection of Masefield's poetry” and described by the Times Literary Supplement as “scrupulously edited”, this is highly recommended.
Masefield’s classic narrative poem of a fox-hunt. For the first time, the poem has been corrected from the original manuscript and presented alongside other pastoral writing by Masefield, including his essay ‘Fox-Hunting’. The edition also includes an introduction setting the poem in its historical context and detailed notes. Order this title from the publishers: https://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781857549133
RIGHT ROYAL (Merlin Unwin, 2013) (£20.00)
Masefield’s long narrative poem about a dream and a steeplechase was first published in 1920. It is a thrilling tale full of pace and incident. This reissue presents the wonderful illustrations by Cecil Aldin in a beautifully produced new edition.
The first of the Kay Harker novels for children. The story of Kay's quest to find lost treasure and, in doing so, clear the family name. This was, incidentally, Masefield's own personal favourite from his vast output. This new edition is corrected against the original manuscript and features illustrations by the legendary Quentin Blake. See this title on the publisher's website: www.egmontbooks.co.uk/products/the-midnight-folk-john-masefield-quentin-blake-9781405210126/
JOHN MASEFIELD'S GREAT WAR: COLLECTED WORKS (Pen and Sword, 2007) (£25.00)
A collected edition including Masefield's four volumes on the First World War (Gallipoli, The Old Front Line, St. George and the Dragon and The Battle of the Somme) together with other rare and elusive material.