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St. John Adcock

St. John Adcock (1864-1930). Courtesy World War I and English Poetry.

Arthur St. John Adcock (17 January 1864 - 9 June 1930), was an English poet and novelist, best remembered for his discovery of then-unknown poet W.H. Davies.

LifeEdit

Adcock was born in London. He was a Fleet Street journalist for half a century, and editor of The Bookman. According to A.E. Waite who knew him, Adcock did all the work of the Bookman, nominally under its founder William Robertson Nicoll.[1]

His daughter Marion St John Webb (died 2 May 1930) was also an author.[2]

PublicationsEdit

PoetryEdit

  • Songs Of The War. London: R. Brimley Johnson, 1900.
  • From a London Garden. London: David Nutt, 1903.
  • The Shadow Show. London: Elkin Mathews, 1907.
  • Songs Of The World War. London: Cecil Palmer & Hayward / Arden Press, 1916.
  • Exit Homo. London: Selwyn & Blount, 1921.
  • Tod Macmammon Sees His Soul, and other satires for the new democracy. London: Swarthmore Press, 1921.
  • The Divine Tragedy (long poem). London: Selwyn & Blount, 1924.
  • A Book of Bohemians: Verses. London: Sampson, Low, Marston, 1925.
  • City Songs. London: Selwyn & Blount, 1926.
  • Collected Poems of St. John Adcock. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1929.

NovelsEdit

  • Beyond Atonement: A story of London life. London: Bellairs, 1896.
  • The Consecration Of Hetty Fleet. London: Skeffington, 1898.
  • In The Image Of God: A story of lower London. London: Skeffington, 1898.
  • The Luck of Private Foster: A romance of love and war. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1900.
  • In The Wake Of War. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1900.
  • More Than Money. London: Partridge, 1903.
  • In Fear Of Man. London: R.A. Everett, 1904.
  • Love In London.London: F. Griffiths, 1906.
  • The World that Never Was. A London Fantasy. London: F. Griffiths, 1908.
  • Billicks. London: Stanley Paul, 1909.
  • A Man With A Past. London: Stanley Paul, 1911.
  • The ANZAC Pilgrim's Progres: Ballads of Australia's Army (1918) Lance-Corporal Cobber, editor
  • With The Gilt Off. London & New York: Putnam, 1923.

Short fictionEdit

  • An Unfinished Martyrdom, and other stories. Bristol, UK: Arrowsmith, 1894.
  • East End Idylls. London: James Bowden, 1897.
  • London Etchings. London: Elkin Mathews, 1904.

Non-fictionEdit

JuvenileEdit

  • Two to Nowhere (illustrated by Morris Meredith Williams). London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1911.

EditedEdit

  • The Odd Volume: Published in aid of the funds of the National Book Trade Provident Society. (9 volumes), London : Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent, 1908-1917.[3]
  • Robert Louis Stevenson: His work and His Personality. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1924.
  • Wonderful London: The world's greatest city described by its best writers and pictured by its finest photographers. (3 volumes), London: Amalgamated Press, 1926-1927.
  • The Bookman Treasury of Living Poets. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1928.


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[4]

Bookman Treasury of Living Poets (4th ed. 1931)Edit

Edited by Adcock. The poets included (not all alive in 1931) were: Lascelles Abercrombie - J.R. Ackerley - Arthur H. Adams - Arthur St. John Adcock - Richard Aldington - William Talbot Allison - Laurence Alma-Tadema - Reginald Arkell - Martin Armstrong - Henry Baerlein - Maurice Baring - May Bateman - Clifford Bax - Hilaire Belloc - Laurence Binyon - William Blane - Edmund Blunden - Gordon Bottomley - F. Victor Branford - Robert Bridges - Thomas Burke - Charles Kennett Burrow - May Byron - Sir Hall Caine - Joseph Campbell - Roy Campbell - William Canton - Bliss Carman - G.K. Chesterton - Wilfred Rowland Childe - Richard Church - Ethel Clifford - Helena Coleman - Padraic Colum - William Leonard Courtney - Zora Cross - Gerald H. Crow - Gerald Cumberland - Charles Dalmon - William Henry Davies - Edward Davison - C.A. Dawson-Scott - Walter De la Mare - C.J. Dennis - May Doney - Charles Montagu Doughty - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - John Drinkwater - Helen Parry Eden - T.S. Eliot - Vivian Locke Ellis - Godfrey Elton - Eleanor Farjeon - Hugh I'A. Fausset - John Ferguson - Alfred Hugh Fisher - F.S. Flint - Robin Flower - S. Gertrude Ford - Gilbert Frankau - John Freeman - Cecil French - V. Helen Friedlaender - Rose Fyleman - Norman Gale - John Galsworthy - Douglas Garman - Leon Gellert - Wilfrid Wilson Gibson - Mary Gilmore - Hibbart Gilson - Louis Golding - Douglas Goldring - Eva Gore-Booth - Sir Edmund Gosse - Gerald Gould - Alfred Perceval Graves - Robert Graves - Rosaleen Graves - Gladys Laurence Groom - Joan Guthrie-Smith - Stephen Gwynn - Katherine Hale - Thomas Hardy - F.W. Harvey - Alfred Hayes - Ralph Hodgson - Norah Mary Holland - Alfred Edward Housman - Laurence Housman - Aldous Huxley - Violet Jacob - James Joyce - Sheila Kaye-Smith - Frank Kendon - Rudyard Kipling - Vernon Knowles - Edmund George Valfy Knox - D.H. Lawrence - Nina Frances Layard - Richard Le Gallienne - Rudolph Chambers Lehmann - Shane Leslie - W.M. Letts - Sylvia Lynd - Sidney Royse Lysaght - Rose Macaulay - Ronald Campbell Macfie - Patrick MacGill - Isabel Ecclestone Mackay - James Allan Mackereth - Rachel Swete Macnamara - John Masefield - Theodore Maynard - Phyllis Mégroz - R.L. Mégroz - Charlotte Mew - Susan Miles - Harold Monro - E. Hamilton Moore - T. Sturge Moore - Thomas Moult - Neil Munro - Charles Murray - John Middleton Murry - Sarojini Naidu - Sir Henry Newbolt - Robert Nichols - Wallace Bertram Nichols - Frederick Niven - Alfred Noyes - Will H. Ogilvie - Carola Oman - Moira O'Neill - Hermon Ould - Barry Pain - Herbert E. Palmer - Sir Gilbert Parker - Andrew Barton Paterson - Eden Phillpotts - William Plomer - Max Plowman - John Presland - Peter Quennell - Sir Arthur T. Quiller-Couch - Herbert Read - Ernest Rhys - Edgell Rickword - Cecil Roberts - Charles George Douglas Roberts - Dorothy Roberts - Richard Ellis Roberts - Eric Sutherland Robertson - George William Russell - Arthur K. Sabin - Lady Margaret Sackville - Victoria Sackville-West - Arthur L. Salmon - Ruth Manning-Sanders - Siegfried Sassoon - Henry Savage - Duncan Campbell Scott - Frederick George Scott - Sir Owen Seaman - Robert W. Service - William Kean Seymour - Edward Shanks - Alfred Tresidder Sheppard - Edward Shillito - Horace Shipp - Fredegond Shove - May Sinclair - Edith Sitwell - Osbert Sitwell - Sacheverell Sitwell - Francis Carey Slater - C. Fox Smith - Stephen Southwold - J.C. Squire - Robert J. C. Stead - W. Force Stead - James Stephens - Arthur Stringer - Leonard Strong - Muriel Stuart - G. A. Studdert-Kennedy - Arthur Symons - Rabindranath Tagore - Rachel Annand Taylor - Gilbert Thomas - Edward Thompson - E. Temple Thurston - W.R. Titterton - W.J. Turner - Katherine Tynan - Alberta Vickridge - Sherard Vines - E.H. Visiak - Arthur Edward Waite - C. Henry Warren - Sir William Watson - Alec Waugh - Marion St. John Webb - Mary Webb - Mary Morison Webster - Anna Wickham - Charles Williams - Iolo Aneurin Williams - Humbert Wolfe - Margaret L. Woods - David McKee Wright - W. B. Yeats - Francis Brett Young - Geoffrey Winthrop Young - Ruth Young

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

FondsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Arthur Edward Waite, Shadows of Life and Thought: A Retrospective Review in the Form of Memoirs (1992 edition0, pp. 82-3.
  2. Who was Who 1929-1940, 1941
  3. The Odd Volume / Published in aid of the funds of the National Book Trade Provident Society, Hathi Trust. Web, Aug. 2, 2014.
  4. Search results = au:Arthur St. John Adcock, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Aug. 2, 2014.

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