Arthur St. John Adcock


Arthur St. John Adcock

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

Adcock 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. [Arthur Edward Waite, "Shadows of Life and Thought: A Retrospective Review in the Form of Memoirs" (1992 edition0, pp. 82-3.]

His daughter Marion St. John Webb (died 2 May 1930) was also an author. ["Who was Who 1929-1940", 1941]

Works


* "An Unfinished Martyrdom" (1894)
*"Beyond Atonement" (1896)
*"East End Idylls" (1897)
*"The Consecration Of Hetty Fleet" (1898)
*"In The Image Of God" (1898)
*"In The Wake Of The War" (1900)
*"Songs Of The War" (1900)
*"The Luck of Private Foster: A Romance of Love and War" (1900)
*"From a London Garden" (1903)
*"More Than Money" (1903)
*"In Fear Of Man" (1904)
*"London Etchings" (1904)
*"Admissions And Asides" (1905)
*"Love In London" (1906)
*"London From The Top Of A 'Bus" (1906)
*"The Shadow Show" (1907)
*"The World that Never Was. A London Fantasy" (1908)
*"Billicks" (1909)
*"Two to Nowhere" (1911)
*"A Man With A Past" (1911)
*"Famous Houses and Literary Shrines of London" (1912)
*"The Booklover's London" (1913)
*"Modern Grub Street and other essays" (1913)
*"In the Firing Line" (1914) editor, war reportage
*"Seeing It Through" [1915]
*"Australasia Triumphant! With the Australians and New Zealanders in the Great War on Land And Sea" (1916)
*"Songs Of The World War" (1916)
*"The Odd Volum" (1917) editor, stories
*"For Remembrance. Soldier Poets who have Fallen in the War. With nineteen portraits" (1918)
*"The ANZAC Pilgrim's Progres: Ballads of Australia's Army" (1918) Lance-Corporal Cobber, editor
*"Tod MacMammon Sees His Soul" (1920)
*"Exit Homo" (1921)
*"The Divine Tragedy" (1922)
*"Gods of Modern Grub Street: Impressions of Contemporary Authors" (1923) on Jeffrey Farnol, W. B. Maxwell, W. W. Jacobs et al.
*"With The Gilt Off" (1923)
*"Robert Louis Stevenson: His Work and His Personality" (1924) editor
*"The Bookman Treasury Of Living Poets" [1925) editor, and later editions
*"The Prince of Wales' African Book" (1926)
*"City Songs" (1926) editor, poetry anthology
*"Wonderful London" (1926/7) editor, three volumes
*"The Glory that was Grub Street - Impressions of Contemporary Authors" (1928)
*"Collected Poems of St. John Adcock" (Hodder and Stoughton, 1929)
*"London Memories" (1931)
*A Book of Bohemians
*Hyde Park

"The Bookman Treasury of Living Poets" (4th edition 1931)

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 - V. 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

References

External links

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