History Creator / JohnMasefield

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As a novelist, he is probably most widely known for his children's fantasy novels, ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'' and ''The Box of Delights''. ''The Box of Delights'' was adapted into [[Series/TheBoxOfDelights a six-part TV miniseries]].

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As a novelist, he is probably most widely known for his children's fantasy novels, ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'' and ''The Box of Delights''.''Literature/TheBoxOfDelights''. ''The Box of Delights'' was adapted into [[Series/TheBoxOfDelights a six-part TV miniseries]].



* ''Literature/TheBoxOfDelights''



* ExpositionOfImmortality: ''The Box of Delights'' had Ramon Lully, aka Cole Hawlings, 14th century philosopher posing as a 1930s children's entertainer. His reveal comes courtesy of the villain, Abner Brown, who's been in pursuit of him for some time and shows his henchmen a book with pictures of Lully when he was alive which look remarkably like Hawlings.



* {{Tomboy}}: Maria in ''The Box of Delights''
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* DressingAsTheEnemy: A key part of the plot in ''The Taking of the Gry''.
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* ''Literature/{{Odtaa}}''



* DirectLineToTheAuthor: Several of his novels imply that their events actually happened. Some (including ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'' and ''Literature/{{Odtaa}}'') include references to the author being personally acquainted with their protagonists.



* LatinLand: Santa Barbara, briefly mentioned in ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'', and shown in more detail in his adult novels ''Literature/SardHarker'', ''ODTAA'', and ''The Taking of the Gry''.

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* LatinLand: Santa Barbara, briefly mentioned in ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'', and shown in more detail in his adult novels ''Literature/SardHarker'', ''ODTAA'', ''Literature/{{Odtaa}}'', and ''The Taking of the Gry''.
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* ''Literature/SardHarker''



* LatinLand: Santa Barbara, briefly mentioned in ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'', and shown in more detail in his adult novels ''Sard Harker'', ''ODTAA'', and ''The Taking of the Gry''.

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* LatinLand: Santa Barbara, briefly mentioned in ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'', and shown in more detail in his adult novels ''Sard Harker'', ''Literature/SardHarker'', ''ODTAA'', and ''The Taking of the Gry''.
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* ExpositionOfImmortality: ''The Box of Delights'' had Ramon Lully, aka Cole Hawlings, 14th century philosopher posing as a 1930s children's entertainer. His reveal comes courtesy of the villain, Abner Brown, who's been in pursuit of him for some time and shows his henchmen a book with pictures of Lully when he was alive which look remarkably like Hawlings.
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John Masefield (1878 1967) was an English poet and novelist, known for the prominence of seafaring themes in his work. (He went to sea as a boy, but gave it up before he was twenty; according to one account because he was ironically a martyr to seasickness.) He was Poet Laureate from 1930 until his death.

His best-known poem is indubitably "Sea-Fever", which begins:

-->I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,\\
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by

As a novelist, he is probably most widely known for his children's fantasy novels, ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'' and ''The Box of Delights''. ''The Box of Delights'' was adapted into [[Series/TheBoxOfDelights a six-part TV miniseries]].
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!!Works by John Masefield with their own trope page include:

* ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk''

!!John Masefield's other works provide examples of:

* AllJustADream: One of his best-known novels ends this way.
* LatinLand: Santa Barbara, briefly mentioned in ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'', and shown in more detail in his adult novels ''Sard Harker'', ''ODTAA'', and ''The Taking of the Gry''.
* {{Pirates}}: The subject of several of his poems
* {{Tomboy}}: Maria in ''The Box of Delights''
* WalkThePlank: In "A Ballad of John Silver"
* TheWildHunt: In the poem "The Hounds of Hell"
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