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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