David Blaize

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David Blaize
Author E. F. Benson
Country England
Language English
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date

David Blaize is a novel of school life by English author Edward Frederic Benson. The first edition was published in 1916 by Hodder and Stoughton, London.

Set in England before World War I, the novel describes David's years at prep school and public school, his studies, sports and friendships, and finally, his brush with death when he stops a runaway horse.[1]


A second novel, David Blaize and the Blue Door, set in David's early childhood, was published in 1918.[2] In contrast to the first book, it is a fantasy in the style of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, set in a dream landscape permeated with nonsense.[3]

David of King's (published in the United States as David Blaize of King's) is Benson's 1924 sequel to David Blaize.[4] It follows David's university career at King's College, Cambridge. It was also re-published in 2010 with a new introduction and literary notes by Dr. Craig Paterson for Viewforth Press.[5]


  1. ^ David Blaize. Viewforth Press. Los Angeles, Calif., 2010, pp. vii-xii. ISBN 1-4537-6310-4
  2. ^ David Blaize and the Blue Door at Fantastic Fiction
  3. ^ Alternative Alices: Visions and Revisions of Lewis Carroll's Alice Books, edited by Carolyn Sigler, University Press of Kentucky, Feb 5, 2015, p. 299–328
  4. ^ David of King's. Viewforth Press. Los Angeles, Calif., 2010, pp. vii-xii. ISBN 1-4538-0281-9
  5. ^ David of King's at Viewforth Press

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