Creator: John Masefield

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, The Midnight Folk and The Box Of Delights. The Box of Delights was adapted into a six-part TV miniseries.

Works by John Masefield with their own trope page include:

John Masefield's other works provide examples of:


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