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John Davys Beresford
Pen name; J. D. Beresford. English writer, now remembered for his early science fiction and some short stories in the horror story and ghost story genres. Beresford was a great admirer of H.G. Wells, and wrote the first critical study of Wells in 1915.


(partial list)

  • The Early History of Jacob Stahl (1911) IA
  • The Hampdenshire Wonder (1911)
  • A Candidate for Truth (1912) (sequel to The Early History of Jacob Stahl) IA
  • Goslings: A World of Women (1913)
  • The House in Demetrius Road (1914)
  • The Invisible Event (1915) (sequel to A Candidate for Truth) IA
  • H.G. Wells (1915) criticism
  • These Lynneskers (1916) IA
  • William Elphinstone Ford (1917) biography, with Kenneth Richmond
  • House-Mates (1917) IA
  • Nineteen Impressions (1918) short stories
  • God's Counterpoint (1918)
  • The Jervaise Comedy (1919)
  • The Imperfect Mother (1920)
  • Signs and Wonders (1921) short stories
  • Revolution: A Story of the Near Future in England (1921) (as Revolution: A novel in US) IA
  • The Prisoner of Hartling (1922)
  • The Imperturbable Duchess and Other Stories (1923) short stories

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Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1924.

The author died in 1947, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.