Henry Stenning

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Henry James Stenning, known in print as H. J. Stenning and also known as Harry Stenning (1889 - 1971) was an English socialist and translator.


Born in Westminster, Stenning left school aged thirteen and a half.[1] He joined the Social Democratic Federation in 1906, aged sixteen,[2] and was a peace campaigner during World War I.[1] He later joined the ILP, working at the ILP bakery in Bermondsey after the war.[3] In 1920 he criticised Bolshevism as 'a recrudescence of Blanquism' in an article for Labour Leader,[4] and published a translation of Karl Kautsky's The Dictatorship of the Proletariat.[5] He also worked as a publisher's reader, and from 1925 ran a law stationers' business in the City of London.[1]



  • The dictatorship of the proletariat by Karl Kautsky. Manchester : National Labour Press, [1918]
  • The manifesto of the Moscow International, signed by Lenin, Trotsky, Platten, Zinoviev, and Rakovsky. Manchester: National Labour Press, [1919]
  • The march towards socialism by Edgar Milhaud. London: Leonard Parsons, 1920.
  • (tr. with T. C. Partington) The life and teaching of Karl Marx by Max Beer. London, Manchester: National Labour Press, 1921.
  • Georgia: a social-democratic peasant republic. Impressions and observations by Karl Kautsky. London: International Bookshops, [1921].
  • Social struggles in antiquity by Max Beer. London: Leonard Parsons, 1922.
  • Socialisation in theory and practice by Heinrich Ströbel. London: P. S. King, 1922.
  • The German revolution and after by Heinrich Ströbel. London: Jarrolds, [1923].
  • The isles of wisdom by Alexander Moszkowski. London: G. Routledge & Sons, 1924.
  • Social struggles in the Middle Ages by Max Beer. London: L. Parsons, 1924.
  • Social struggles and socialist forerunners by Max Beer. London: L. Parsons, [1924].
  • The art of the theatre by Sarah Bernhardt. Translated from the French. London: Geoffrey Bles, [1924].
  • Samuel Pepys: a portrait in miniature by Jean Lucas-Dubreton. London: A. M. Philpot, ltd., [1924?].
  • The labour revolution by Karl Kautsky. London: Allen & Unwin, 1925.
  • The Anglo-Russian Report : A Criticism of the Report of the British Trades Union Delegation to Russia, from the Point of View of International Socialism by Friedrich Adler. London: P. S. King & Son, ltd, 1925.
  • The Austrian Revolution by Otto Bauer. London: L. Parsons, 1925.
  • Social Struggles and Thought (1750-1860) by Max Beer. London: L. Parsons, [1925].
  • The economic doctrines of Karl Marx by Karl Kautsky. London: A. & C. Black, Ltd, 1925.
  • Vienna under socialist rule by Robert Danneberg. London: Labour Party, [1925].
  • Selected essays by Karl Marx. London: Leonard Parsons, 1926.
  • Thomas More and his Utopia: with a historical introduction by Karl Kautsky. New York: International Publishers, 1927.
  • Cromwell & communism: socialism and democracy in the great English revolution by Eduard Bernstein. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1930.
  • In defence of capitalism by Adolf Weber. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1930.
  • The experiment of Bolshevism by Arthur Feiler. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1930.
  • Before Jutland: Admiral von Spee's last voyage; Coronel & the battle of the Falklands by Captain Hans Pochhammer. London: Jarrolds Limited, 1931.
  • The call of the North by H. H. Houben. London: E. Mathews & Marrot, 1932..
  • Jovial King. Napoleon's youngest brother by Friedrich Max Kircheisen. London: E. Mathews & Marrot, 1932.
  • Fighting the French in Morocco by Albert Bartels. London: Alston Rivers, 1932.
  • Kings in exile by Otto Ernst. London: Jarrolds, 1933.
  • The resurrection of the dead by Karl Barth. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1933.
  • Man into woman. An authentic record of a change of sex. The true story of the miraculous transformation of the Danish painter Einar Wegener-Andreas Sparre by Niels Hoyer. London: Jarrolds, 1933.
  • Creation's doom by Desiderius Papp. London: Jarrolds, 1934.
  • Germany's secret armaments by Helmut Klotz. London: Jarrolds, 1934.
  • Life and death: the autobiography of a surgeon by Andrea Majocchi. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1937.
  • Tariff levels and the economic unity of Europe: an examination of tariff policy, export movements and the economic integration of Europe, 1913-1931 by Heinrich Liepman. London: G. Allen & Unwin.
  • Maginot of the line by Pierre Belperron. London: Williams and Norgate, 1940.
  • Paul Gauguin: letters to his wife and friends, ed. Maurice Malingue. London: Saturn Press, [1948].
  • Tragic Empress. The story of Elizabeth of Austria by Maurice Paléologue. London: Saturn Press, [1950].
  • London by Jacques Boussard. London; printed in France: Nicholas Kaye, 1951.
  • Venus in furs. Together with the Back Czarina by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. London: Luxor Press, [1965].
  • Practical handicraft: I. Working in metal, leather, clay and other media by Prof. Fritz Walter. London: Mills & Boon, 1967.


  • 'Socialist Unity', Socialist Review, 12, (April 1914), pp. 157–64
  • (ed. with intro.) The causes of war by W. R. Inge, Lord Beaverbrook and others. London: Allen & Unwin, 1935.


  1. ^ a b c The Contributors, Journal of William Morris Studies, Vol. 2, No. 4 (1970), p.36. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  2. ^ H. J. Stenning, 1906 and all that Journal of William Morris Studies, Vol. 2, No. 4 (1970), pp.31-3. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  3. ^ Ken Weller, Don't be a soldier!' The radical anti-war movement in north London 1914-1918, Ch. 10. The NLHL and the Russian Revolution. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  4. ^ Ian Bullock, Labour Leader and the Bolsheviks, 2005. Accessed 24 April 2013.
  5. ^ Ian Bullock (2011). Romancing the Revolution. Athabasca University Press. p. 151. ISBN 978-1-926836-12-6. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 

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