List of works by E. W. Hornung

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Stories 21
Collections 8
Poems 3
Plays 3
Non-fiction 2

Ernest William Hornung (professionally known as E. W. Hornung; 1866–1921), was an English poet and writer.[1] From a Hungarian background, Hornung was educated at Uppingham School; as a result of poor health he left the school in December 1883 to travel to Sydney, where he stayed for two years. He returned in early 1886 when his father was dying and bankrupt,[1][2] and began writing professionally shortly afterwards.[3]

Hornung had his first work published in 1887—the short story "Stroke of Five" in Belgravia magazine.[4] His first novel, A Bride from the Bush, was published in 1890, and Hornung used his Australian experiences as a backdrop to the story. He went on to use Australia as a setting or plot element in a further seven novels and two collections of short stories.[1][5]

In 1899 The Amateur Cracksman was published, a series of short stories that introduced A. J. Raffles, a gentleman thief in late-Victorian Britain. Hornung dedicated the book to his friend, the writer Arthur Conan Doyle: "To A.C.D. This form of flattery", and the narrative form is similar to Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, with Raffles and his partner Bunny Manders being the criminal counterparts to Holmes and Dr. Watson.[6][7] Two further short story collections and a novel followed, as did a play, Raffles, The Amateur Cracksman, first shown at the Princess Theatre, New York in 1903.[8] It is for the character of Raffles that Hornung is best remembered.[1]

In 1893 Hornung married Constance Doyle (1868–1924), the sister of Arthur Conan Doyle and in 1895 their son, Arthur Oscar, was born.[1] Oscar was killed at the Second Battle of Ypres in July 1915. It marked the end of Hornung's work in fiction, and after that point he published three works of poetry—two of which were first published in The Times—and two volumes of non-fiction: a biography of his son and an account of his time working at the front line as ambulance driver, rest-station attendant and for the YMCA.[1][9] Hornung's fragile constitution was further weakened by the stress of his war work. To aid his recuperation, he and his wife visited the South of France in 1921. He fell ill from influenza on the journey, and died on 22 March 1922, aged 54.[2][10]

Publications in periodicals[edit]

Cover of Irralie's Bushranger (1896)
Cover of The Thousandth Woman (1913)
Cover of The Camera Fiend (1911)
Title[11] Date of
publication
Periodical Details Ref.
"Stroke of Five; a story" 1887 Belgravia Vol 64, page 70 [12]
"Spoilt Negative; a story" 1887 Belgravia Vol 64, page 76 [4]
"Nettleship's Score" January 1890 Cornhill Magazine Vol 61, pages 1–25 [4]
"A Bride From the Bush": part 1 July 1890 Cornhill Magazine Vol 61, pages 89–112 [4]
"A Bride From the Bush": part 2 August 1890 Cornhill Magazine Vol 61, pages 201–24 [4]
"A Bride From the Bush": part 3 September 1890 Cornhill Magazine Vol 61, pages 315–36 [4]
"A Bride From the Bush": part 4 October 1890 Cornhill Magazine Vol 61, pages 429–48 [4]
"A Bride From the Bush": part 5 November 1890 Cornhill Magazine Vol 61, pages 543–60 [4]
"Thunderbolt's Mate; a story": part 1 5 March 1892 Chambers's Journal Fifth series, vol 9, pages 154–57 [4]
"Thunderbolt's Mate; a story": part 2 12 March 1892 Chambers's Journal Fifth series, vol 9, pages 169–71 [4]
"Thunderbolt's Mate; a story": part 3 19 March 1892 Chambers's Journal Fifth series, vol 9, pages 183–86 [4]
"Thunderbolt's Mate; a story": part 4 22 March 1892 Chambers's Journal Fifth series, vol 9, pages 200–01 [4]
"Kenyon's Innings; a story" April 1892 Longman's Magazine Vol 19, pages 614–37 [4]
"The Burrawurra Brand; a story" November 1893 The Idler Vol 4, pages 349–65 [4]
"The Unbidden Guest": part 1 May 1894 Longman's Magazine Vol 24, pages 76–102 [4]
"The Unbidden Guest": part 2 June 1894 Longman's Magazine Vol 24, pages 191–210 [4]
"The Unbidden Guest": part 3 July 1894 Longman's Magazine Vol 24, pages 296–321 [4]
"The Unbidden Guest": part 4 August 1894 Longman's Magazine Vol 24, pages 412–32 [4]
"The Unbidden Guest": part 5 September 1894 Longman's Magazine Vol 24, pages 522–43 [4]
"The Unbidden Guest": part 6 October 1894 Longman's Magazine Vol 24, pages 628–54 [4]
"The Governess at Greenbush": part 1 2 February 1895 Chambers's Journal Fifth series, vol 12, pages 74–77 [4]
"The Governess at Greenbush": part 2 9 February 1895 Chambers's Journal Fifth series, vol 12, pages 89–91 [4]
"The Governess at Greenbush": part 3 16 February 1895 Chambers's Journal Fifth series, vol 12, pages 104–07 [4]
"The Governess at Greenbush": part 4 23 February 1895 Chambers's Journal Fifth series, vol 12, pages 119–22 [4]
"After the Fact": part 1 4 January 1896 Chambers's Journal Fifth series, vol 13, pages 6–9 [4]
"After the Fact": part 2 11 January 1896 Chambers's Journal Fifth series, vol 13, pages 23–26 [4]
"After the Fact": part 3 18 January 1896 Chambers's Journal Fifth series, vol 13, pages 55–58 [4]
"In the Chains of Crime" June 1898 Cassell's Magazine The first A. J. Raffles story: six others followed in Cassell's [13]
"A Villa in a Vineyard" May 1899 Cornhill Magazine Vol 79, pages 662–65 [14]
"No Sinicure: More Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman" January 1901 Scribner's Magazine Vol 29, pages 30–43 [14]
"A Jubilee Present: More Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman" February 1901 Scribner's Magazine Vol 29, pages 220–31 [14]
"The Fate of Faustina: More Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman" March 1901 Scribner's Magazine Vol 29, pages 227–91 [14]
"The Last Laugh: More Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman" April 1901 Scribner's Magazine Vol 29, pages 483–94 [14]
"To Catch a Thief: More Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman" May 1901 Scribner's Magazine Vol 29, pages 591–600 [14]
"An Old Flame: More Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman" June 1901 Scribner's Magazine Vol 29, pages 707–20 [14]
"The Wrong House: More Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman" September 1901 Scribner's Magazine Vol 30, pages 343–50 [14]
"Chrystal's Century" June 1903 Atlantic Monthly Vol 91, pages 738–48 [14]
"Charles Reade" June 1921 London Mercury Vol 4, pages 150–63 [14]

Novels and story collections[edit]

Cover from the 1890 novel A Bride from the Bush
Illustration of A. J. Raffles from A Thief in the Night
Illustration of Raffles from The Amateur Cracksman
The novels and story collections of E. W. Hornung
Title[15][16][17] Year of first
publication
First edition publisher Notes Ref.
A Bride from the Bush 1890 Smith, Elder & Co. (London) Novel [18]
Under Two Skies: a collection of stories 1892 Black (London) Short story collection [19]
Tiny Luttrell 1893 Cassell (London) Novel; two volumes [20]
The Boss of Taroomba 1894 Bliss, Sands & Foster (London) Novel [21]
The Unbidden Guest 1894 Longmans, Green & Co. (London) Novel [22]
Irralie's Bushranger 1896 Beeman (London) Novel [23]
The Rogue's March: A Romance 1896 Cassell (London) Novel [24][25]
My Lord Duke 1897 Cassell (London) Novel [26]
Some Persons Unknown 1898 Cassell (London) Short story collection [27][28]
Young Blood 1898 Cassell (London) Novel [29]
The Amateur Cracksman 1899 Methuen Publishing (London) Short story collection [6][30]
Dead Men Tell No Tales 1899 Methuen Publishing (London) Novel [31][32]
The Belle of Toorak 1900 Richards (London) Novel; published in the US as The Shadow of a Man [33]
Peccavi 1900 Richards (London) Novel [34]
The Black Mask 1901 Richards (London) Short story collection; republished as Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman [6][35]
At Large 1902 Scribners (New York) Novel [36]
The Shadow of the Rope 1902 Chatto & Windus (London) Novel [37]
Denis Dent: A Novel 1903 Isbister (London) Novel [38]
No Hero 1903 Smith, Elder & Co. (London) Novel [39]
Stingaree 1905 Chatto & Windus (London) Novel [40]
A Thief in the Night 1905 Chatto & Windus (London) Short story collection; republished as A Thief in the Night: Further Adventures of A. J. Raffles, Cricketer and Cracksman [6]
Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman 1906 Nash (London) Short story collection; stories taken from The Amateur Cracksman and The Black Mask [41]
Mr. Justice Raffles 1909 Smith, Elder & Co. (London) Novel [42]
The Camera Fiend 1911 Unwin (London) Novel [43]
Fathers of Men 1912 Smith, Elder & Co. (London) Novel [44]
The Thousandth Woman 1913 Nash (London) Novel [45]
Witching Hill 1913 Hodder & Stoughton (London) Novel [46]
The Crime Doctor 1914 Nash (London) Short story collection [47][48]
Old Offenders and a Few Old Scores 1923 John Murray (London) Short story collection; published posthumously.[49] [50]

Plays[edit]

One of Hornung's two non-fiction works, Notes of a Camp Follower (1919)
The plays of E. W. Hornung
Title[16][51] First performance Publisher Notes Ref.
Raffles, The Amateur Cracksman 27 October 1903 Samuel French Ltd. (1928) By Hornung and Eugéne Presbrey; first performed at the Princess Theatre, New York [12][52]
Stingaree, the Bushranger 1 February 1908 First performed at the Queen's Theatre, London [12]
A Visit From Raffles 1 November 1909 By Hornung and Charles Sansom; first performed at the Brixton Empress Theatre, London [12]

Non-fiction[edit]

E.W. Hornung's non-fictional work
Title[15][16] Year of first publication First edition publisher Notes Ref.
'Trusty and Well Beloved', The Little Record of Arthur Oscar Hornung 1915 Privately published (Colchester, Essex) Biography of his son, killed in the First World War [9][53]
Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front 1919 Constable (London) Account of his experience with the YMCA during the First World War [3][54]

Poetry[edit]

Hornung's poetry
Title[16] Year of first publication First edition publisher Category Ref.
Ballad of Ensign Joy 1917 Dutton Books (New York) War poetry [9][55]
Wooden Cross 1918 Nisbet (London)[a] War poetry [9][56]
The Young Guard 1919 Constable (London) War poetry [9][57]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ The poem "Wooden Crosses" was first published in The Times on 20 July 1917.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Rowland 2004.
  2. ^ a b Knight, Stephen. "Hornung, Ernest William (1866–1921)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Death of Mr. Hornung". The Times (London). 24 March 1921. p. 13. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa Cox 1988, p. 170.
  5. ^ Cox 1988, p. 172.
  6. ^ a b c d Cox 1988, p. 174.
  7. ^ Valentine 2008, pp. 76–77.
  8. ^ Cox 1988, pp. 169 & 174.
  9. ^ a b c d e Cox 1988, p. 176.
  10. ^ Valentine 2008, p. 80.
  11. ^ Rowland 1999, pp. 282–84.
  12. ^ a b c d Cox 1988, p. 169.
  13. ^ Rowland 1999, p. 119.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Cox 1988, p. 171.
  15. ^ a b Cox 1988, pp. 169–71.
  16. ^ a b c d Valentine 2008, p. 83.
  17. ^ Rowland 1999, pp. 279–82.
  18. ^ "A Bride from the Bush". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Under Two Skies: a collection of stones". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Tiny Luttrell". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "The Boss of Taroomba". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "The Unbidden Guest". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "Irralie's Bushranger". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  24. ^ "The Rogue's March a romance". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  25. ^ Bloom 1995, p. 117.
  26. ^ "My Lord Duke". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  27. ^ "Some Persons Unknown". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  28. ^ Arnold, Hay & Batten 2001, p. 493.
  29. ^ "Young Blood". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  30. ^ "The Amateur Cracksman". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  31. ^ "Dead Men tell no tales". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  32. ^ "The Belle of Toorak". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  33. ^ "Peccavi". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  34. ^ "The Black Mask". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  35. ^ "At Large: A Novel". Library of Congress Catalogue. Washington: Library of Congress. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  36. ^ "The Shadow of the Rope". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  37. ^ "Denis Dent. [A novel.]". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  38. ^ "No Hero. [A novel.]". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  39. ^ "Stingaree". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  40. ^ "Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  41. ^ "Mr. Justice Raffles". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  42. ^ "The Camera Fiend ... With six illustrations by H. W. Koekkoek". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  43. ^ "Fathers of Men". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  44. ^ "The Thousandth Woman ... With illustrations by Frank Snapp". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  45. ^ "Witching Hill". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  46. ^ "The Crime Doctor". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  47. ^ Neuburg 1983.
  48. ^ Rowland 1999, p. 282.
  49. ^ "Old Offenders and a few old scores, etc". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  50. ^ Rowland 1999, pp. 281–82.
  51. ^ "Raffles, the amateur cracksman. A play in four acts. By E. W. Hornung and Eugene Presbrey.". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  52. ^ "'Trusty and Well Beloved.' The little record of Arthur Oscar Hornung". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  53. ^ "Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  54. ^ "The Ballad of Ensign Joy". Library of Congress Catalogue. Washington: Library of Congress. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  55. ^ "Wooden Crosses. [A poem.]". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  56. ^ "The Young Guard. [Poems.]". British Library Catalogue. London: British Library. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 

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