Anthony Burgess

Bibliography and references

Anthony Burgess had an immense literary and musical output. Listed in the sections below are all of his published works, and some of the works of other writers whom he edited. Uncollected and unpublished writings are not listed; nor are all the introductions and prefaces he contributed to other writers’ works.

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  • English Literature: A Survey for Students. [As John Burgess Wilson] London: Longmans, Green (1958)
  • The Novel To-day, London: Published for the British Council and the National Book League by Longmans, Green (1963)
  • Language Made Plain. London: English Universities Press, (1964); revised and expanded edition, London: Fontana, (1975).
  • Here Comes Everybody: An Introduction to James Joyce for the Ordinary Reader. London: Faber & Faber, (1965). As Re Joyce, New York: Norton, (1965)
  • The Coaching Days of England: Containing an Account of Whatever Was Most Remarkable for Grandeur, Elegance and Curiosity in the Time of the Coaches of England, Comprehending the Year 1750 until 1850, together with a Historical Commentary by Anthony Burgess, and in Addition Decorated and Illustrated with a Great Number of Drawings, Prints, Views in Perspective Gathered for Purpose of this Work. London: Elek, (1966)
  • The Age of the Grand Tour, Containing Sketches of the Manners, Society and Customs of France, Flanders, the United Provinces, Germany, Switzerland and Italy in the Letters, Journals and Writings of the Most Celebrated Voyages between the Years 1720 and 1820; with Descriptions of the Most Illustrious Antiquities and Curiosities in These Countries, together with the Story of Such Traffic by Anthony Burgess and an Appreciation of the Art of Europe in the Eighteenth Century by Francis Haskell. London: Elek (1966)
  • The Novel Now: A Student’s Guide to Contemporary Fiction. London: Faber & Faber, (1967); new edition, London: Faber, (1971).
  • Urgent Copy: Literary Studies. London: Cape, (1968)
  • Maugham’s Malaysian Stories. W. Somerset Maugham. [Edited by Burgess] Kuala Lumpur: Heinemann Educational (Asia), (1969).
  • Shakespeare. London: Cape, (1970).
  • Joysprick: An Introduction to the Language of James Joyce. London: Deutsch, (1973).
  • Obscenity and the Arts. Valletta: Malta Library Association, (1973).
  • New York. Amsterdam: Time-life International, (1976).
  • Ernest Hemingway and His World. London: Thames & Hudson, (1978).
  • Man of Nazareth. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979; London: Magnum/Methuen, (1980).
  • Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English Since 1939, A Personal Choice. London: Allison & Busby, (1984).
  • Flame into Being: The Life and Work of D.H. Lawrence. London: Heinemann, (1985).
  • Blooms of Dublin: A Musical Play Based on James Joyce’s Ulysses. London: Hutchison, (1986).
  • Homage to Qwert Yuiop: Essays. London: Hutchison, 1986. Published as But Do Blondes Prefer Gentlemen? Homage to Qwert Yuiop, and Other Writings. New York: McGraw-Hill, (1986).
  • Little Wilson and Big God: Being the First Part of the Confessions of Anthony Burgess. London: Heinemann, (1987)
  • You’ve Had Your Time: Being the Second Part of the Confessions of Anthony Burgess. London: Heinemann, (1990).
  • A Mouthful of Air: Language, and Languages, Especially English. New York: Morrow, (1992).
  • One Man’s Chorus: The Uncollected Writings. [Selected and introduced by Ben Forkner] New York: Carroll & Graf, (1998).
  • Rencontre au Sommet. Dialogue between Anthony Burgess and Isaac Bashevis Singer. [Translated into French by Lili Sztajn] Paris: Arte/Mille et Une Nuits, (1998). [Complete 87-page transcript of television program first broadcast in Sweden, (1985).]