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J. B. Priestley

Novelist, Playwright (13-Sep-1894 — 14-Aug-1984)


John Alfred Atkins. J. B. Priestley: The Last of the Sages. London: John Calder. 1981. 309pp.

John Baxendale. Priestley's England: J. B. Priestley and English Culture. Manchester University Press. 2008. 213pp.

John Braine. J. B. Priestley. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1978. 163pp.

Vincent Brome. J. B. Priestley. London: Hamish Hamilton. 1988. 512pp.

Judith Cook. Priestley. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. 1997. 314pp.

Susan Cooper. J. B. Priestley: Portrait of an Author. New York: Harper & Row. 1970. 240pp.

Alan E. Day. J. B. Priestley: An Annotated Bibliography. London: Garland Publishing. 1980. 360pp.

Gareth Lloyd Evans. J. B. Priestley: The Dramatist. London: Heinemann. 1964. 230pp.

David Hughes. J. B. Priestley: An Informal Study of His Work. London: Rupert Hart-Davis. 1958. 226pp.

Holger M. Klein. J. B. Priestley's Fiction. Pieterlen, Switzerland: Peter Lang. 2002. 807pp.

Holger Michael Klein. J. B. Priestley's Plays. Palgrave Macmillan. 1988. 315pp.

J. B. Priestley. Midnight on the Desert: A Chapter of Autobiography. London: William Heinemann. 1937. 312pp.

J. B. Priestley. Rain Upon Godshill: A Further Chapter of Autobiography. London: William Heinemann. 1939. 330pp.

J. B. Priestley. Margin Released: Reminiscences and Reflections. London: William Heinemann. 1962. 236pp.

William J. Schoenl. C. G. Jung: His Friendships with Mary Mellon and J. B. Priestley. Chiron Publications. 1998.

A. A. De Vitis; Albert E. Kalson. J. B. Priestley. Twayne. 1980. 257pp.


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  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.573)

  8. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.511)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1191)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.194)

  11. Contemporary Novelists (pp.1013-19)

  12. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1129)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.829)

  14. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.156)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.406)

  16. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.429)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.24)

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