Joan Aiken - A partial bibliography
- Information last updated: September 1987 (edits to February 1987)
- Converted from DEC Runoff to HTML: March 2000
Anchors and references
This is a draft version of a bibliography of Joan Aiken. I started it some
years ago, and never quite got round to finishing it. It seems to me that it is
still worth presenting here, in case it is of interest to anyone.
|I have kept putting off releasing these pages for a long time
because I expected to tidy them up "real soon now". Since that event
keeps receding into the future, it seems sensible to just put up what
I have, in the hope it might be of some user.
|March 2009: I never did get round to doing any more work
on these pages, but now there is an official Joan Aiken website,
which I heartily recommend.
It was never my intent to provide a full bibliography, of the sort that
elucidates each and every edition of a writer's work, but rather to indicate
the principle publications of each book and short story. I was truly amazed
when I realised the breadth of Joan Aiken's work, and that several of my
favourite books were indeed by the same author, and this work actually grew
from a simple attempt to make a list of what I had and had not read by her.
Readers should note there are various
limitations on the information
contained within this partial bibliography.
All illustrations by Pat Marriott are copyright Jonathan Cape.
- Books in alphabetical order
- The books, in alphabetical order by UK and USA editions. Foreign editions
are listed under the volume that they are translated from, unless they
are original works (i.e., not direct translations). Coverage should be
complete for UK editions, and near to complete for USA editions (except
the most recent).
NB: Here is some stuff that may still need to be
- Books and stories in
- Listed in order of first publication data.
This section needs completing from the other sections
- Contents of collections
- The contents of each short story collection, in alphabetical order of
collection title. Only UK and USA collections are listed.
- Short stories
- The names of all the short stories (including the Arabel and
Mortimer stories), and gives a brief reference to all appearances of that
story of which I am aware. Those collections that are detailed elsewhere
in this bibliography are simply named in the list. Magazines are named,
and the details of which issue are given. Other collections are specified
completely as they occur.
- Books which form series (notably the Jamie III series), in internal
- Armitage family stories
- A list of all the stories concerning the Armitage family, and where they
are to be found.
- Plays and performances
- A list of the media versions of Joan Aiken's works, with first
performance dates and details where available. It includes Jackanory
stories, TV plays and series, stage plays and recorded readings, but is
doubtless very incomplete.
- Non-fiction articles
- Articles written by Joan Aiken. This list is presumably very incomplete,
but should be of interest anyway.
- Publishers' short forms
- The abbreviations used for publishers elsewhere in the bibliography.
- Reference works used
- The main sources which I consulted (apart from my own book collection).
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