Bibliography

 

PLAYS

1931 The Good Companions (adaption with Edward Knoblock)
1932 Dangerous Corner
1933 The Roundabout
1934 Laburnum Grove
1934 Eden End
1935 Duet in Floodlight
1936 Cornelius
1936 Spring Tide (with George Billam)
1936 Bees on the Boatdeck
1937 Time and the Conways
1937 Mystery at Greenfingers
1937 I Have Been Here Before
1937 People at Sea
1938 Music at Night (published 1947)
1938 When We Are Married
1939 Johnson Over Jordan
1940 The Long Mirror (published 1947)
1942 Good Night Children
1944 They Came to a City
1944 Desert Highway
1945 How Are They at Home?
1946 Ever Since Paradise
1947 An Inspector Calls
1947 The Rose and Crown
1948 The Linden Tree
1948 The Golden Fleece
1948 The High Toby (for Toy Theatre)
1949 The Olympians (opera, music by Arthur Bliss)
1949 Home is Tomorrow
1950 Summer Day’s Dream
1950 Bright Shadow
1952 Dragon’s Mouth (with Jacquetta Hawkes)
1953 Treasure on Pelican
1953 Try It Again
1953 Private Rooms
1953 Mother’s Day
1954 A Glass of Bitter
1955 Mr Kettle and Mrs Moon
1956 Take the Fool Away
1958 The Glass Cage
1963 The Pavilion of Masks
1964 A Severed Head (with Iris Murdoch)
1974 The White Countess (with Jacquetta Hawkes)

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FICTION

1927 Adam in Moonshine
1927 Benighted
1929 Farthing Hall (with Hugh Walpole)
1929 The Good Companions
1930 The Town Major of Miraucourt
1930 Angel Pavement
1933 Wonder Hero
1933 Albert Goes Through
1933 I’ll Tell You Everything (with Gerald Bullett)
1936 They Walk in the City
1938 The Doomsday Men
1939 Let the People Sing
1942 Blackout in Gretley
1943 Daylight on Saturday
1945 Three Men in New Suits
1946 Bright Day
1947 Jenny Villiers
1951 Festival at Farbridge
1953 The Other Place
1954 The Magicians
1954 Low Notes on a High Level
1961 Saturn Over the Water
1961 The Thirty First of June
1962 The Shapes of Sleep
1964 Sir Michael and Sir George
1965 Lost Empires
1966 Salt is Leaving
1967 It’s an Old Country
1968 The Image Men : vol.1 Out of Town, vol.2 London End
1971 Snoggle
1975 The Carfitt Crisis
1976 Found Lost Found

 

pristley-books

 

NON-FICTION

1918 The Chapman of Rhymes (later withdrawn)
1922 Brief Diversions
1922 Papers from Lilliput
1923 I for One
1924 Figures in Modern Literature
1925 The English Comic Characters
1926 George Meredith
1926 Essays of Today and Yesterday
1926 Talking
1927 Open House (essays)
1927 Thomas Love Peacock
1927 The English Novel
1928 Apes and Angels
1929 English Humour
1929 The Balconinny & Other Essays
1932 Self-selected Essays
1934 English Journey
1936 Charles Dickens
1937 Midnight on the Desert,A Chapter in Autobiography
1939 Rain Upon Godshill, A Further Chapter in Autobiography
1940 Postscripts
1940 Britain Speaks
1941 Out of the People
1942 Britain at War
1943 British Women Go to War
1944 Manpower
1944 Here Are Your Answers
1945 Letter to a Returning Serviceman
1946 Russian Journey
1946 The Secret Dream
1947 Arts Under Socialism
1947 Theatre Outlook
1949 Delight (essays)
1951 The Priestley Companion
1955 Journey Down a Rainbow (with Jacquetta Hawkes)
1956 The Writer in Changing Society
1956 All About Ourselves & Other Essays
1957 The Art of the Dramatist
1957 Thoughts in the Wilderness (essays)
1958 Topside or the Future of England
1959 The Story of Theatre
1960 William Hazlitt
1960 Literature and Western Man
1961 Charles Dickens – A Pictorial Biography
1962 Margin Released
1964 Man and Time
1966 The Moments & Other Pieces
1967 The World of J.B.Priestley
1968 Trumpets Over the Sea
1969 Essays of Five Decades (selected by Susan Cooper)
1969 The Prince of Pleasure
1969 Charles Dickens & His World
1970 Anton Chekhov
1970 The Edwardians
1972 Victoria’s Heyday
1972 Over the Long High Wall (essays)
1973 The English
1974 A Visit to New Zealand
1974 Outcries & Asides (essays)
1975Particular Pleasures
1976 English Humour
1977 Instead of the Trees – A Final Chapter of Autobiography