E.M. Delafield

The Complete Works of E.M. Delafield [project]

Having only read Consequences, I was so impressed by it that I really want to read more by Delafield. I may even go as far as to say that this one book convinced me that I want to explore her whole oeuvre.

List based on the wikipedia entry to her name and the kind help of Marie Cooper in the comments.

[I] denotes owned
[B] denotes read

  • Zella Sees Herself (1915)
  • A Perfectly True Story
  • The War Workers (1918)
  • The Pelicans (1918)
  • Consequences (1919)
  • Tension (1920)
  • The Heel of Achilles (1920)
  • Humbug (1921)
  • The Optimist (1922)
  • A Reversion to Type (1923)
  • The Sincerest Form… (1924?)
  • Messalina of the Suburbs (1924)
  • Mrs Harter (1924)
  • The Chip and the Block (1925)
  • Jill (1926)
  • The Entertainment (1927)
  • The Way Things Are (1927)
  • The Suburban Young Man (1928)
  • What is Love? (1928) (US title: First Love)
  • Women are Like That (1929)
  • Turn Back the Leaves (1930)
  • Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930)
  • Challenge to Clarissa (1931)
  • House Party (1931)
  • The Provincial Lady Goes Further (1932)
  • Thank Heaven Fasting (1932) (US title: A Good Man’s Love)
  • To See Ourselves (a play, 1932)
  • Gay Life (1933)
  • General Impressions (1933)
  • The Provincial Lady in America (1934)
  • The Bazalgettes (1936)
  • Faster! Faster! (1936)
  • As Others Hear Us: A Miscellany (1937)
  • Nothing is Safe (1937)
  • Ladies and Gentlemen in Victorian Fiction (1937)
  • Straw Without Bricks: I Visit Soviet Russia – (1937)
  • Three Marriages (1939)
  • The Provincial Lady in Wartime (1940)
  • No One Now Will Know (1941)
  • Late and Soon (1943)
  • Love Has No Resurrection (1939)
  • The Brontes, their lives recorded by their contemporaries (1935)

3 responses to “E.M. Delafield

  1. Just to let you know that you are missing a couple of books from your list: House Party (1931) andTo See Ourselves (a play, 1932). And just so you know, First Love is the US title of What is Love and A Good Man’s Love is the US version of Thank Heaven Fasting. I am also a fan (obviously!) and have all of her books save only the The Sincerest Form and the short story A Perfectly True Story. Happy reading! She is a marvellous author. Marie

    • Thank you so much! I am not in the US, so the chance that I encounter the US titles is very small, but it is good to have a more complete overview. Thanks for the three added titles as well. This means I have even more to read by Delafield, which is wonderful news.

  2. And you also missed General Impressions (1933). That’s now the complete list as far as I’m aware! Marie

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