Ernest Bramah Bibliography
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- Ernest Bramah News Updated 22 Apr 2006
The latest information regarding all aspects of collecting and enjoying the works of Ernest Bramah.
- 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."
- Appearances in Periodicals and Anthologies Updated 25 Feb 2006
Includes thumbnails of scanned images, and links to complete online texts. "Even the classics become obscure in the dark."
- Biography and Criticism Updated 24 Feb 1999
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."
- Reviews of Bramah Books Updated 15 Jan 1998
Complete to 1958.
- Miscellaneous Ernest Bramah Appearances Updated 03 Jan 2003
Bramah was quite popular, and showed up in odd places..
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For a brief introduction to the works of Ernest
see Peter Gaspar's Ernest Bramah: Introductory Essay
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."
Images and Kai Lung quotes are from the
collection of Your Humble Web Manager, "of whom it is truly said: he has
little resemblance to a man, and still less to an angel."
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