Ernest Bramah Bibliography

Kai Lung Six

Georgian Stories 1924

book Ernest Bramah News Updated 22 Apr 2006
The latest information regarding all aspects of collecting and enjoying the works of Ernest Bramah.
book Books by Ernest Bramah Updated 03 Dec 2002
Includes thumbnails of scanned images, points for identifying the various editions, and links to complete online texts. "It is said, he who lacks a single tael, sees many bargains."
book Appearances in Periodicals and Anthologies Updated 7 Aug 2023
Includes thumbnails of scanned images, and links to complete online texts. "Even the classics become obscure in the dark."
book Biography and Criticism Updated 22 Sep 2021
Sparse; not much was written about this very private man. Includes a link to an online article. "In three moments a laborer will remove an obstructing rock, but three moons will pass without two wise men agreeing on the meaning of a single vowel."
book Reviews of Bramah Books Updated 15 Jan 1998
Complete to 1958.
book Miscellaneous Ernest Bramah Appearances Updated 13 Aug 2019
Bramah was quite popular, and showed up in odd places.

For a brief introduction to the works of Ernest Bramah,
see Peter Gaspar's Ernest Bramah: Introductory Essay

Wikiquote has a list of quotes from his books.

For a list of book images missing from the bibliography, see my want list.

"Kai Lung is a Chinese storyteller who tells one of his tales whenever he gets into a tight spot [like Scheherezade, as Ashley points out]. Bramah's China bears about the same amount of resemblance to the real China as Walter Scott's England of Ivanhoe bears to the real English twelfth century..." -Waggoner, The Hills of Faraway, p. 149.

"The stories are mannered and playful, less moralistic than they pretend to be, and constitute a unique series of literary confections." -Barron, Fantasy Literature 3-48.

The bulk of the information on this website comes from the writings of
William White, through the kindness of the University of Virginia Library.
"The point is one of some subtlety, admitted Wong Pao, and might be pursued to an extreme delicacy of attenuation, if it were argued by those whose profession it is to give a variety of meanings to the same thing."

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