Series: Writers and their work

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Alfred Tennyson (Writers and Their Work) by Seamus Perry
Angela Carter by Lorna Sage
Anthony Powell by Bernard Bergonzi
Bernard Shaw by A. C. Ward 1951 Softcover Supplement To the British Book News by A. C. Ward1
Christina Rossetti (Writers & Their Work) by Kathryn Burlinson
Edith Wharton by Janet Beer
Edmund Spenser (Writers & Their Work) by Alastair Fowler
George Orwell (Writers and Their Work Series) by Douglas Kerr
H.G.Wells (Writers & Their Work) by Kenneth Young
Henrik Ibsen by Sally Ledger
Henry James: The Later Writing (Writers & Their Work S.) by Barbara Hardy
J.B. Priestley by Kenneth Young
Jane Austen by B. C. Southam
Jane Austen (Writers & Their Work) by Robert Miles
John Fowles (Writers & their Work) by William Stephenson
John Keats by Miriam Allott
John Keats (Writers & Their Works) by John Keats
Julian Barnes (Writers and Their Works Series) by Matthew Pateman
Macbeth (Writers & Their Work) by Kate McKluskie
Muriel Spark (Writers and Their Work Series) by Bryan Cheyette
Olive Schreiner (Writers and Their Work) by Carolyn Burdett
R.G.Collingwood (Writers & Their Work) by E. W. F Tomlin
Wyndham Lewis and Modernism (Writers & Their Work) by Andrzej Gasiorak
Joseph Conrad by Oliver Warner2
G. K. Chesterton by Christopher Hollis3
The Bronte Sisters by Phyllis Eleanor Bentley4
Henry James by Michael Swan5
John Keats by Edmund Blunden6
E. M. Forster by Rex Warner7
T.S. Eliot by M. C. Bradbrook8
Arnold Bennett: A Last Word by Frank Swinnerton9
Byron by Herbert Read10
Tobias Smollett by Laurence Brander11
G M Trevelyan. Writers and Their Work No. 14 by J. H. Plumb14
George Eliot by Lettice Cooper15
Jane Austen by Sylvia Townsend Warner17
Sheridan. Writers and Their Work No. 18 by W. A. Darlington18
Rudyard Kipling by Bonamy Dobrée19
Thomas Hardy by R. A. Scott-James21
Somerset Maugham [Writers and Their Work] by John Brophy22
Thomas Carlyle by David Gascoyne23
John Masefield by L. A. G. Strong24
Edith Sitwell by John Lehmann25
Milton (Writers & Their Work) by E. M. W. Tillyard26
Robert Louis Stevenson by G. B. Stern27
Shelley by Stephen Spender29
Samuel Butler by G. D. H. Cole30
Writers and their Wprk: D. H. Lawrence by Kenneth Young31
Virginia Woolf (Writers and their work, no. 33) by Bernard Blackstone33
Hilaire Belloc. Writers and Their Work No. 35 by Renée Haynes35
Walter De La Mare by Kenneth Hopkins36
Walter De La Mare (Writers and Their Work: No. 36) by Kenneth Hopkins36
Charles Dickens (Writers and Their Work: No.37 ) by K. J. Fielding37
John Galsworthy. Writers and Their Work No. 38 by R. H. Mottram38
George Orwell (Writers and Their Work) by Tom Hopkinson39
H. G. Wells by Montgomery Belgion40
Swinburne (Bibliographical series of supplements to British book news on writers and their work) by H. J. C. Grierson44
Herbert Read by Francis Berry45
Evelyn Waugh by Christopher Hollis46
Samuel Johnson by S. C. Roberts47
Pope by Ian Jack48
Katherine Mansfield by Ian A. Gordon49
W. B. Yeats (Writers and their Work No 50) by George Sutherland Fraser50
Defoe by James Sutherland51
Laurence Sterne - Writers and Their Work No. 52 by D. W. Jefferson52
Oscar Wilde by James Laver53
Christopher Fry by Derek Stanford54
Charles Lamb, (Bibliographical series of supplements to British book news on writers and their work) by E. Blunden56
Fielding by John Everett Butt57
Shakespeare (Writers and their Work No 58) by C. J. Sisson58
Gerard Manley Hopkins. Writers and their Work: No. 59 by Geoffrey Grigson59
Swift. Writers and Their Work No. 61 by J. Middleton Murry61
C. Day Lewis by Clifford Dyment62
Charles Williams (Bibliographical series of supplements to British book news. Writers and their work) by John Heath-Stubbs63
Wyndham Lewis by E. W. F Tomlin64
Lytton Strachey by R. A. Scott-James65
Edward Gibbon by C. V. Wedgwood66
Graham Greene by Francis Wyndham67
A. E. Housman by Ian Scott-Kilvert69
John Dryden by Bonamy Dobrée70
John Henry Newman by J. M. Cameron72
Ford Madox Ford. Writers and Their Work No. 74 by kennethyoung74
George Crabbe by R. L. Brett75
James Boswell (Writers and Their Works No. 77) by Philip Collins77
Robert Graves No. 78 (Bibliographical series of supplements to British book news on writers and their work) by SEYMOUR-SMITH. MARTIN78
Geoffrey Chaucer by Nevill Coghill79
Winston Churchill, (Bibliographical series of supplements to British book news on writers and their work) by John Connell80
Christopher Marlowe (Writers & Their Work S.) by Philip Henderson81
Norman Douglas. Writers and Their Work No. 82 by Ian Greenlees82
Tennyson by F. L. Lucas83
John Donne by Frank Kermode86
Edmund Burke - Published for the British Council and the National Book League (Writers and Their Work: No. 87) by T. E. Utley87
Edmund Spenser. Writers and Their Work No. 89 by Rosemary Freeman89
Dylan Thomas by George Sutherland Fraser90
James Joyce by J. I. M. Stewart91
Horace Walpole by Hugh Honour92
Edmund Blunden by Alec M. Hardie93
W. H. Auden by Richard Hoggart93
Sir Thomas Malory. Writers and Their Work No. 95 by M. C. Bradbrook95
English Travellers in Near East (Writers & Their Works) by Robin Fedden97
Andrew Marvell by John Press98
War Poets 1914-1918 by Edmund Blunden100
John Middleton Murry by Philip Mairet102
Sir Walter Scott by Ian Jack103
Thomas Gray by R. W. Ketton-Cremer104
English maritime writing: Hakluyt to Cook (British Book News. Bibliographical series of supplements;no.105) by Oliver Warner105
Oliver Goldsmith. Writers and Their Work No. 107 by A. Norman Jeffares107
Sir Thomas Browne by Peter Green108
Steele, Addison and their Periodical Essays by A. R. Humphreys109
Gissing by A. C. Ward111
Ben Jonson by J. B. Bamborough112
George Berkeley (Bibliographical series of supplements to British Book News on writers and their work) by T. E Jessop113
Cavalier Poets by Robin Skelton117
TROLLOPE by Hugh Sykes Davies118
William Cowper. Writers and Their Work No. 121 by Norman Nicholson121
William Hazlitt. Writers and Their Work No. 122 by J. B. Priestley122
English hymns by Arthur Pollard123
Elizabeth Gaskell by Miriam Farris Allott124
Edward FitzGerald by Joanna Richardson125
Walter Savage Landor by G. Rostrevor Hamilton126
Poets of the 1939-1945 war by R. N. Currey127
John Skelton. Writers and Their Work No. 128 by Peter Green128
Shakespeare: The Early Comedies by Derek Traversi129
Thomas Hobbes, (Bibliographical series of supplements to British book news on writers and their work) by T. E Jessop130
Francis Bacon by J. Max Patrick131
Robert Herrick (Writers and their work) by John Press132
Three metaphysical poets by Margaret Willy134
Locke (Writers and Their Work No. 135) by Maurice Cranston135
Christopher Smart by Geoffrey Grigson136
Roy Campbell (Writers & Their Work) by David Wright137
Sir Thomas Wyatt by Sergio Baldi139
Shakespeare: The Problem Plays by Peter Ure140
English translators and translations by J. M. Cohen142
Shakespeare, the late comedies: A midsummer-night's dream, Much ado about nothing, As you like it, Twelfth night by G. K. Hunter143
The Detective Story in Britain by Julian Symons145
Shakespeare: The Chronicles by Clifford Leech146
J. M. Synge and Lady Gregory by Elizabeth Coxhead149
The Powys Brothers. Writers and Their Work No. 150 by R.C. Churchill150
Shakespeare: The Histories. Writers and Their Work No. 151 by L. C. Knights151
George Herbert by T. S. Eliot152
The English Bible by Donald Coggan154
Shakespeare: The Final Plays. Writers and Their Work No. 155 by Frank Kermode155
Shakespeare: The Roman Plays (Writers And Their Work No. 157) by T. J. B. Spencer157
English sermons by Arthur Pollard158
George Meredith by Bartlett Phyllis161
English Diarists: Evelyn & Pepys. Writers and Their Work No. 162 by Margaret Willy162
William Congreve by Bonamy Dobrée164
William Shakespeare: the Poems by F. T. Prince165
Thomas de Quincey by Hugh Sykes Davies167
The English Short Story (I) (Writers and their Works: No 168) by T. O. Beachcroft168
TheEnglish Short Story (II) by T. O. Beachcroft169
John Ford (Writers & Their Work) by Clifford Leech170
William Collins. Writers And Their Work No. 172 by Oswald Doughty172
Three Women Diarists: Celia Fiennes, Dorothy Wordsworth, Katherine Mansfield. (Writers and Their Work: No. 173) by Margaret Willy173
Langland: Piers Plowman (Bibliographical series of supplements to British Book News on writers and their work) by Nevill Coghill174
John Webster. Writers and Their Work No. 175 by Ian Scott-Kilvert175
Robert Southey by Geoffrey Carnall176
Sir Thomas More by E. E. Reynolds178
George Moore by A. Norman Jeffares180
The Restoration Court Poets by Vivian de Sola Pinto186
Louis MacNeice by John Press187
English verse epigram by G. Rostrevor Hamilton188
Patrick White (Writers & Their Work) by R. F. Brissenden190
The English Sonnet. Writers and Their Work No. 191 by Patrick Crutwell191
Kenneth Slessor by Clement Semmler194
Three 14th century English mystics (Writers and their work series;no.196) by Phyllis Hodgson196
Sir John Vanbrugh by Bernard Harris197
The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Selected English Classics) by Ian Fletcher199
Compton Mackenzie by Kenneth Young202
Charles Dickens (Writers & Their Work) by Barbara Hardy205
Leslie Stephen (Writers & Their Work) by Phyllis Grosskurth207
Angus Wilson Writers and Their Work No. 208 by K. W. Gransden208
Gower and Lydgate by Derek Albert Pearsall211
Writers and Their Work: No. 212: Harold Pinter by John Russell Taylor212
Lawrence Durrell: A Study by George Sutherland Fraser216
I. Compton-Burnett by R. Glynn Grylls220
John Betjeman by John Press237
Wilfred Owen (Writers and Their Works) by Dominic Hibberd246
Philip Larkin (Writers and their work) by Alan Brownjohn247
Paul Scott (Writers & their Work) by Patrick Swinden278
Somerset Maugham by Anthony Curtis279

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There are several distinct series here, hence the apparent replication of various studies of the same author. But they've all been published in association with The British Council, and are thus in some sense a continual series.

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Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

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Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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