Modern Age | Authors and their Works

Major Authors and their literary works of the Modern Age


 Robert Bridges (1844-1930)

  • The Testament of Beauty
  • The Growth of Love
  • Eros and Psyche
  • Prometheus the Fire Giver
  • The Feast of Bacchus
  • Palicio
  • The Christian Captives
  • The Return of Ulysses
  • Achilles in Scyros
  • The Humours of the Court
  • Nero


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)


  • Widowers' Houses
  • Candida
  • You Never Can Tell
  • Man and Superman
  • Back to Methuselah
  • Saint Joan
  • Heartbreak House
  • The Philanderer
  • Mrs. Warren's Profession
  • Caesar and Cleopatra
  • John Bull's Other Island
  • Major Barbara
  • The Doctor's Dilemma
  • Getting Married
  • The Apple Cart
  • Pygmalion
  • The Dark Lady of the Sonnets
  • Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant
  • The Millionaire
  • The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism
  • Everybody's Political What is What
  • Cashel Byron's Profession
  • Love Among the Artists
  • Androcles and the Lion
  • The Devil's Disciple
  • The Man of Destiny


W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) 

  • The King's Threshold
  • The Wind among the Reeds (1899)
  • The Winding Stair and Other Poems
  • The Land of Heart's Desire
  • The Second Coming (1920)
  • The Shadowy Waters (1900)
  • The Hour-glass
  • The Resurrection (1927)
  • The Countess Cathleen (1892)
  • Masoda (1886)
  • Deirdre (1907)
  • The Herne's Egg (1938)
  • On Baile's Strand
  • The Cat and the Moon
  • Ideas of Good and Evil
  • Discoveries
  • The Wanderings of Oisin (1889)
  • The Tower
  • Lake Isle of Innisfree
  • Byzantium

John Galsworthy (1867-1933)

  • The Silver Box
  • Strife
  • The Skin Game
  • The Man of Property ensuet) tove to
  • Justice
  • Loyalties
  • Escape
  • The Inn of Tranquillity
  • The Forsyte Saga
  • The Country House
  • Fraternity
  • The Patrician
  • The Dark Flower
  • Saint's Progress
  • Maid in Waiting
  • Flower Wilderness

George Moore (1857-1933)

  • The Brook Kerith
  • Abelard and Heloise
  • Ulick and Soracha
  • Evelyn Innes
  • Esther Waters (1894)
  • A Modern Lover (1813)
  • A Mummer's Wife (1885)
  • A Drama in Muslin
  • Spring Days (1888)
  • Confessions of a Young Man
  • Memoirs of My Dead Life
  • Hail and Farewell ! Ave
  • The Lake
  • Sister Teresa
  • The Untilled Field
  • Conversations in Ebury Street

George Gissing (1857-1903)

  • Born in Exile
  • The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft 
  • The New Grub Street (1891)
  • The House of Cobwebs (1906)
  • Thyrza
  • The Nether World (1889)
  • The Old Woman
  • In the Year of Jubilee
  • The Emancipated
  • By the Ionian Sea
  • Eve's Ransom
  • Demos :English Socialism
  • Charles Dickens, a Critical Study

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

  • Kim
  • The Jungle Book
  • Barrack-room Ballads (1892)
  • Departmental Ditties (1886)
  • The Seven Seas (1896)
  • The Five Nations (1903)
  • Tales from the Hills
  • Soldiers Three
  • Life's Handicap
  • The Phantom Rickshaw
  • Many Inventions
  • The Day's Work
  • Just-so Stories for Little Children
  • Rewards and Fairies
  • Debits and Credits
  • Inclusive Verse and Poems (1930)

H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

  • The Time Machine
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Food of the Gods
  • The First Men in the Moon
  • Love and Mr. Levisham 
  • Kipps
  • The History of Mr. Polly
  • Tino-Bungay
  • Mr. Britling Sees It Through to Malte
  • Christina Alberta's Father
  • The Wonderful Visit 
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • The Invisible Man
  • Tranamam
  • The War of the Worlds
  • The Food of the Gods vabans )
  • Marriage
  • Experiment in Autobiography nog
  • The Contemporary Novel

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

  • The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'
  • Typhoon
  • Lord Jim
  • Victory
  • Almayer's Folly
  • An Outcast of the Islands
  • Youth
  • Heart of Darkness
  • The Secret Agent
  • The Shadow of Line
  • Suspense-A Napoleonic Novel

Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)

  • The Old Wives' Tale
  • Clayhanger
  • Imperial Palace
  • Riceyman Steps
  • Buried Alive
  • Hilda Lessways
  • These Train
  • Sacred and Profane Love
  • The Pretty Lady
  • The Love Match
  • The Author's Craft

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

  • The Wreck of the Deutschland
  • Pied Beauty
  • The Windhover
  • God's Grandeur
  • The Caged Skylark
  • Felix Rendal
  • Harry Ploughman
  • Inversnaid
  • Spelt From Sibyl's Leaves
  • That Nature Heraditean

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)

  • The Listeners and Other Poems (1912)
  • Peacock Pie (1913)
  • The Fleeting and Other Poems (1933)
  • Memoirs of a Midget
  • Songs of Childhood
  • Bells and Grass (1941)
  • The Traveller (1946)
  • Early the Morning
  • Love

Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

  • The Moon and Six Pence
  • Of Human Bondage
  • Cakes and Ale
  • The Razors Edge

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

  • The Waste Land (first pub. in 1922, in The Criterion, he dedicated the poem to Ezra Pound
  • Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) [title of the poem comes from Rudyard Kipling's anti-romantic poem "The Love Song of Har Dyal"
  • Gerontion
  • The Hollow Men (1925)
  • The Journey of the Magi (1927)
  • Ash Wednesday (1930)
  • Four Quartets (1944)
👉 It contains his next and most non-dramatic poetry. The four poems in this work appears separately : "Burnt Norton" (1936), "East Coker" (1940), "The Dry Salvages" (1941) and "The Little Gidding" (1942).

Poetic drama:

  • Sweeney Agonistes (pub. 1926, first performed in 1934)
  • Murder in the Cathedral (1935)
  • The Rock (1934)
  • The Family Reunion (1939)
  • The Cocktail Party (1949)
  • The Confidential Clerk (1954)
  • The Sacred Wood
  • After Strange Gods
  • The Elder Statesman (first performed in 1958, published in 1959)

  • The Use of Poetry and the use of Criticism
  • The Eternal Moment
  • The Idea of a Christian Society
  • What is a Classic ?
  • For Lancelot Andrews
  • Elizabethan Essays
  • Points of View

Essays:

  • Tradition and the Individual Talent (1920)
  • Hamlet and his Problem (1920)

W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

  • Look Stranger
  • The Orators (1932)
  • The Dance of Death (1933)
  • The Shield of Achilles (1955)
  • City Without Walls (1969)
  • Epistle to A Godson (1972)
  • New Year Letter
  • The Age of Anxiety
  • The Poet's Tongue
  • Collected Shorter Poems
  • The Oxford Book of Light Verse

Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)

  • The Drowned Sun (her first poem pub. 1913 in 'Daily Mirror')
  • The Sleeping Beauty
  • Troy Park
  • Street Songs (1942)
  • The Songs of the Cold (1945)
  • The Shadow of Cain (1947)
  • Aspects of Modern Poetry
  • Collected English Eccentrices
  • Clowns' Houses (1918)
  • The Wooden Pegasus (1920)
  • Bucolic Comedies (1923)
  • Facade (1926)

Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969)

  • Left Hand, Right Hand (in five volumes)

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

  • The Voyage Out
  • Jacob's Room
  • Mrs. Dalloway
  • To The Light House
  • The Waves
  • Flush
  • Orlando : A Biography
  • The Common Reader
  • Roger Fry
  • The Death of the Moth
  • Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown
  • A Room of One's Own
  • Between the Acts (Unfinished)

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)

  • Abinger Harvest
  • Two Cheers for Democracy
  • A Passage to India
  • Howard's End
  • The Hill of Devi
  • The Celestial Omnibus
  • Collected Short Stories
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread
  • The Longest Journey
  • The Story of the Siren
  • A Room with a View
  • The Eternal Moment

George Orwell (1903-1950) 

  • The Third Man
  • A Gun for Sale
  • James Joyce (1882-1941)
  • Ulysses
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Finnegans Wake
  • Dubliners

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

  • Sons and Lovers
  • Woman in Love
  • Lady Chatterly's Lover
  • The Rainbow
  • The White Peacock
  • Kangaroo
  • The Plumed Serpent

Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

  • The Way of All Flesh
  • Odyssey
  • Evolution Old and New
  • Essays on Life, Arts and Sciences
  • Shakespeare's Sonnets Reconsidered
  • Unconscious Memory
  • Life and Habit

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

  • Chrome Yellow (1921)
  • Point Counter Point (1928)
  • Brave New World (1932)
  • The Burning Wheel
  • Those Barren Leaves
  • After Many a Summer
  • Eyeless in Gaza
  • Antic Hay
  • Time Must Have a Stop
  • The Defeat of Youth
  • The Perennial Philosophy
  • The Devils of Loudun

Graham Green (1904-1991)

  • England Made Me
  • The Power and the Glory
  • Brighton Rock
  • The Heart of the Matter 
  • The End of the Affair
  • A Burnt-out Case
  • The Comedians
  • Our Man in Havana
  • The Quiet American
  • Battlefield
  •  Travels with My Aunt
  • The Third Man
  • A Gun For Sale

George Orwell (1903-1950)

  • The Animal Farm
  • The Road to Wigan Pier
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Burmese Days
  • Keep the Aspidistra Flying

 Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

  • The Pisan Cantosh 
  • Hugh Selwyn Mobberly 

John Masefield (1874-1967)

  • Dauber (1913)
  • Reynard the Fox (1919)
  • The Everlasting Mercy (1911)
  • The Widow in the Bye Street (1912)
  • The Daffodil Fields (1913)
  • Salt-water Ballads (1902)
  • Lollingdon Downs (1917)
  • Biography
  • August 1914
  • Ballads and Poems (1919)
  • Right Royal (1920)
  • The Land Workers (1943)
  • Good Friday (1917)
  • A King's Daughter (1923)
  • The Trial of Jesus (1925)
  • Thristran and Isolt (1927)
  • The Coming of Christ (1928)
  • The Tragedy of Nan
  • Midsummer Night (1928)
  • End and Beginning (1934)

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

  • The Sphinx
  • The Ballad of Reeding Gaol
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • De Profundis
  • The Duchess of Padua
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • An Ideal Husband
  • Lady Windermere's Fan
  • Salome
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The Happy Prince and the Other Tales

Stephen Spender (1909-1977)

  • The Still Centre 
  • Vienna
  • Ruins and Visions in the
  • The Destructive Element
  • World Within World
  • Collected Poems

Sean O'Cassey (1884-1964)

  • Juno and Polycock 
  • The Shadow of a Gunman
  • The Plough and the Stars 
  • The Silver Tassie
  • Within the Gates
  • The Star Turns Red
  • Red Roses for Me
  • Oak Leaves and Lavender
  • Cockadoodle Dandy

William Somerset Maugham (1839-1917)

  • A Man of Honour
  • Lady Frederick
  • Caesar's Wife
  • The Constant Wife
  • Jack Straw
  • Mrs. Dot
  • The Circle
  • For Services Rendered
  • Home and Beauty

J. B. Priestley (1894-1984)

  • Dangerous Corner
  • Time and the Conways
  • I Have been Here Before
  • An Inspector Calls
  • When We are Married
  • A Severed Head

Harold Pinter (1930 Born)

  • The Birthday Party
  • The Dumb Waiter
  • The Care Taker
  • A Night Out
  • The Home Coming
  • Old Times
  • Silence

C. P. Snow (1905-1980)

  • Times of Hope
  • The New Men
  • The Masters
  • Strangers and Brothers
  • The Conscience of the Rich
  • Corridors of Power
  • The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution

C. Day Lewis (1904-1972)

  • A Time to Dance
  • Transitional Poem
  • The Magnetic Mountain
  • Overtures to Death and Other Poems
  • The Friendly Tree
  • From Feathers to Iron
  • Word Over All
  • Starting Point
  • Child of Misfortune 
  • Hope for Poetry
  • Poetry for You
  • The Poetic Image 
  • Transitional Poems

William Gerald Golding 

  • Lord of Flies
  • The Inheritors 
  • Pincher Martin 
  • Free Fall
  • The Scorpian God
  • The Spire

I. A. Richards (1893-1979) 

  • Principles of Literary Criticism
  • Practical Criticism
  • Coleridge On Imagination
  • The Meaning of Meaning
  • The Foundation of Aesthetics
F. R. Leavis
  • New Bearings in English Poetry
  • For Continuity
  • The Great Tradition
  • The Common Pursuit 
  • Revaluation
  • D. H. Lawrence : Novelist
  • Education and the University 

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