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E F Benson


(Edward Frederic Benson)
UK (1867 - 1940)
Brother of A C Benson and R H Benson

Edward Frederic Benson was the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury and member of a distinguished and eccentric family. After attending Marlborough and King's College, Cambridge where he studied classics and archaeology, he worked at the British School of Archaeology in Athens. One of our greatest humorists, he achieved great success at an early age with his first novel, Dodo (1893). He was a prolific author writing over a hundred books: serious novels, ghost stories, plays and biographies. But he is best remembered for his Lucia comedies written between 1920 and 1939 and other comic novels such as Paying Guests and Mrs Ames. He became mayor of Rye, the Sussex town that provided the model for his fictional Tilling, from 1934 to 1937.
 
Series
Make Way For Lucia
1. Queen Lucia (1920)
2. Miss Mapp (1922)
3. Lucia in London (1927)
4. Mapp and Lucia (1931)
5. Trouble for Lucia (1939)
6. Lucia's Progress (1935)
     aka The Worshipful Lucia
Make Way For Lucia (omnibus) (1977)
Queen LuciaMiss MappLucia in LondonMapp and Lucia
Trouble for LuciaLucia's ProgressMake Way For Lucia
 
Colin
1. Colin (1923)
Colin
 
Novels
Dodo: A Detail of the DayThe RubiconThe Judgement BooksLimitations
The Money MarketThe VintageThe CapsinaMammon and Co.
The Princess SophiaThe Luck of the VailsScarlet and HyssopThe Book of Months
The Relentless CityThe ChallonersThe Angel of PainThe Image in the Sand
The House of DefencePaulSheavesThe Blotting Book
The ClimberA ReapingDaisy's AuntThe Osbornes
Account RenderedJuggernautMrs. AmesDodo's Daughter
The Weaker VesselArundelDodo the SecondThe Oakleyites
David BlaizeThe Freaks of MayfairMikeAn Autumn Sowing
Mr. TeddyDavid Blaize and the Blue DoorAcross the StreamRobin Linnet
Dodo WondersLovers and FriendsPeterAlan
David of King'sColin IIRexThe Male Impersonator
The InheritorSecret LivesTravail of GoldRaven's Brood
 
Omnibus
Dodo Omnibus
 
Collections
Six Common ThingsThe Room in the Tower: And Other StoriesThe Countess of Lowndes Square: And Other StoriesVisible and Invisible
The FaceSpook StoriesMore Spook StoriesThe Horror Horn: The Best Short Stories of E F Benson
The Tale of the Empty House and Other Ghost StoriesThe Flint Knife: Further Spook StoriesDesirable Residences: And Other StoriesThe Collected Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson
Fine Feathers: And Other StoriesThe Vampire Megapack:  27 Modern and Classic Vampire Stories
 
Non fiction
Sketches from MarlboroughCrescent and Iron CrossMotherSir Francis Drake
The Life of AlcibiadesFerdinand MagellanKing Edward VIIQueen Victoria
Final Edition
 
Anthologies containing stories by E F Benson
A Century of Humour (1925)
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1st Series (1928)
Shudders (1929)
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 2nd Series (1931)
A Century of Creepy Stories (1934)
A Century of Thrillers 2nd Series (1935)
The Great Book of Thrillers (1935)
A Century of Ghost Stories (1936)
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936)
And the Darkness Falls (1946)
Who Knocks? (1946)
The Arrow Book of Horror Stories (1961)
Spine Chillers (1961)
The Frankenstein Reader (1962)
Small Shadows Creep (1963)
The Vampire (1963)
The 5th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1964)
The 3rd Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1966)
Medley Macabre (1966)
Famous Monster Tales (1967)
The 3rd Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1968)
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968)
The Midnight People (1968)
Mind at Bay (1969)
The Satanists (1969)
The 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1970)
The Undead (1971)
The Necromancers (1971)
Christopher Lee's New Chamber of Horrors (1974)
The Star Book of Horror 1 (1975)
Open at Your Own Risk (1976)
Chamber of Horrors (1978)
Forgotten Tales of Terror (1978)
Sixty-Five Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979)
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (1984)
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984)
The 20th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1984)
Realms of Darkness (1985)
Horror Stories (1988)
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (1992)
The Mammoth Book of Vampires (1992)
Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown (1992)
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...Nightmare (1993)
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996)
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997)
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998)
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999)
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000)
A Century of HumourThe Great Book of ThrillersA Century of Ghost StoriesThe Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries
And the Darkness FallsWho Knocks?Spine ChillersThe Frankenstein Reader
Small Shadows CreepThe 5th Pan Book of Horror StoriesThe 3rd Fontana Book of Great Ghost StoriesMedley Macabre
Famous Monster TalesThe 3rd Fontana Book of Great Horror StoriesHauntings: Tales of the SupernaturalThe Midnight People
Mind at BayThe SatanistsThe 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror StoriesThe Undead
The NecromancersChristopher Lee's New Chamber of HorrorsThe Star Book of Horror 1Open at Your Own Risk
Chamber of HorrorsForgotten Tales of TerrorSixty-Five Great Tales of the SupernaturalThe Penguin Book of Ghost Stories
The Penguin Book of Horror StoriesThe 20th Fontana Book of Great Ghost StoriesRealms of DarknessHorror Stories
100 Ghastly Little Ghost StoriesThe Mammoth Book of VampiresMasterpieces of Terror and the UnknownTo Sleep, Perchance to Dream...Nightmare
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment100 Hilarious Little HowlersThe Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories
 
Short stories
The Chippendale Mirror
A College Sunday
Royal Visitors
The Bus-Conductor (1906)
At Abdul Ali's Grave (1912)
Between the Lights (1912)
The Cat (1912)
Caterpillars (1912)
The Confession of Charles Linkworth (1912)
The Dust-Cloud (1912)
Gavon's Eve (1912)
The House with the Brick-Kiln (1912)
How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery (1912)
The Man Who Went Too Far (1912)
The Other Bed (1912)
Outside the Door (1912)
The Room in the Tower [short story] (1912)
The Shootings of Achnaleish (1912)
The Terror by Night (1912)
The Thing in the Hall (1912)
The Drawing-room Bureau (1915)
The Hapless Bachelors (1921)
And the Dead Spake (1922)
Negotium Perambulans (1922)
At the Farmhouse (1923)
The Gardener (1923)
In the Tube (1923)
Mrs Amworth (1923)
'And No Bird Sings' (1928)
Bagnell Terrace (1928)
The Corner House (1928)
Corstophine (1928)
Expiation [short story] (1928)
The Face [short story] (1928)
Home, Sweet Home (1928)
Naboth's Vineyard (1928)
Reconciliation (1928)
Spinach (1928)
A Tale of an Empty House [short story] (1928)
The Temple [short story] (1928)
The Hanging of Alfred Wadham (1929)
The Bath-Chair (1934)
The Bed by the Window (1934)
Christopher Came Back (1934)
The Dance (1934)
James Lamp (1934)
Monkeys (1934)
Pirates (1934)
The Psychical Mallards (1934)
The Sanctuary (1934)
The Step [short story] (1934)
Thursday Evenings (1934)
The Wishing-Well (1934)



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