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Born in a Kent village, Walter de la Mare was born on April 25, 1873. He was an English poet, short story writer and novelist. He is probably best remembered for his works for children and for his poem "The Listeners". His 1921 novel Memoirs of a Midget won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and his post-war Collected Stories for Children won the 1947 Carnegie Medal for British children's books. De la Mare's first book, Songs of Childhood, was published under the name Walter Ramal. He worked in the statistics department of the London office of Standard Oil for eighteen years to support his family, but nevertheless found time to write. De la Mare suffered from a coronary thrombosis in 1947 and died of another in 1956. His ashes are buried in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, where he had once been a choirboy. (Bowker Author Biography) Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was a poet, novelist, & anthologist. The recipient of numerous awards, he held honorary degrees from Oxford, Cambridge, & several other universities. (Publisher Provided)
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Memoirs of a Midget 289 copies, 3 reviews
Peacock Pie 286 copies, 3 reviews
Come Hither: A Family Treasure 198 copies, 4 reviews
The Return 152 copies, 1 review
The Three Mulla-Mulgars 107 copies, 1 review
Collected Poems 102 copies
Behold, This Dreamer! 68 copies, 1 review
Songs of Childhood 66 copies, 2 reviews
Ghost Stories 56 copies, 1 review
The Turnip 45 copies
Poems of To-day: An Anthology (Contributor) 41 copies
The Connoisseur 36 copies
Henry Brocken 34 copies
Molly Whuppie 33 copies, 1 review
Snow 32 copies, 1 review
Bells and Grass 32 copies
Love 30 copies
The Lord Fish 27 copies
Stories, essays and poems 24 copies, 1 review
Summer Evening 22 copies
Ding Dong Bell 22 copies
Voice, The 21 copies, 1 review
Poems (Author) 19 copies, 1 review
The Ride-by-Nights 19 copies, 1 review
Down-adown-derry 19 copies, 2 reviews
Silver 18 copies
On the Edge 17 copies
Eight Tales 17 copies
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Animal Stories 14 copies
The traveller 13 copies
Lewis Carroll 11 copies
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Alone 10 copies
A penny a day 8 copies
Crossings 7 copies
A snowdrop 6 copies
Some Stories 6 copies
La tromba 6 copies
Reading Walter de la Mare 5 copies, 1 review
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Before dawn 3 copies
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Haunted 2 copies
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Emil and the Detectives (Introduction, some editions) 1,610 copies, 34 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 859 copies, 7 reviews
The Dark Descent (Contributor) 605 copies, 13 reviews
The Nation's Favourite Poems (Contributor) 578 copies, 7 reviews
The Book of Fantasy (Contributor) 515 copies, 11 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (Contributor) 507 copies, 7 reviews
The Crock of Gold (Introduction, some editions) 479 copies, 13 reviews
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (Contributor) 467 copies, 3 reviews
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (Contributor) 459 copies, 8 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 409 copies, 1 review
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (Contributor) 338 copies, 6 reviews
The Fireside Book of Christmas Stories (Contributor) 262 copies, 3 reviews
In the Nursery (My Book House) (Contributor) 249 copies
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (Contributor, some editions) 248 copies, 3 reviews
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Great Ghost Stories (Contributor) 58 copies, 1 review
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Stories of Ghosts, Witches, Demons (Contributor) 45 copies
The Fairies' Ring (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
The Second Ghost Book (Contributor) 43 copies
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A Golden Land (Contributor) 37 copies
Six Novels of the Supernatural (Contributor) 37 copies, 1 review
Great Tales of Terror (Contributor) 35 copies
The Ghost Book: Sixteen Stories of the Uncanny (Contributor) 31 copies, 1 review
Witches, Witches, Witches (Contributor) 29 copies
Ghost and Goblins: Stories for Halloween (Contributor) 29 copies, 1 review
The Mystery Book (Contributor) 27 copies
Dark of the Moon: Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre (Contributor) 23 copies, 1 review
Fantasy Tales (Contributor) 22 copies
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 15 copies
Paha vieras 15 copies
Tales Out of Time (Contributor) 14 copies
Ten Poems about Cats (Contributor) 14 copies
Spooks, Spooks, Spooks (Contributor) 14 copies
Open the Door (Contributor) 14 copies
A Second Storyteller's Choice (Contributor) 12 copies
Twenty-Nine Stories (Contributor) 11 copies
The Bedside Lilliput (Contributor) 11 copies
Castles and Dragons (Contributor) 11 copies
The Haunted and the Haunters (Contributor) 8 copies
Shudders (Contributor) 7 copies
A Treasury of Great Short Stories (Contributor) 7 copies
All Sails Set (Contributor) 7 copies
The Story Survey (Contributor) 6 copies
Number Two Joy Street (Contributor) 6 copies
Giants! Giants! Giants! (Contributor) 6 copies
Twelve Short Masterpieces (Contributor) 6 copies
Chosen for Children (Contributor) 5 copies
Ghosts and Ghastlies (Contributor) 5 copies
Number Six Joy Street (Contributor) 4 copies
The Weans of Rowallan (Preface, some editions) 4 copies
Number Four Joy Street (Contributor) 3 copies
Forrest Reid: A Portrait and a Study (Introduction) 2 copies
Number One Joy Street (Contributor) 2 copies
150 anni in Giallo (Contributor) 2 copies
Number Five Joy Street (Contributor) 2 copies
Cubwood (Introduction) 2 copies
Fantastyczne Opowieści (Contributor) 1 copy
Emil and the Detectives and The 35th of May (Introduction, some editions) 1 copy
Stories for girls (Contributor) 1 copy
The uncharted coast (Preface, some editions) 1 copy
Rosemary (Contributor) 1 copy
Mystery and Suspense (Contributor; Contributor) 1 copy
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