Bibliography of works by Charles Williams
Now that we have finished the Place of the Lion series and have discussed CW’s major themes, we are moving into another phase of material on this blog. This week and next are bibliographical in nature. After that, I will start posting summaries of each of CW’s books, in chronological order. Along the way, I will interject posts on events in his life, important people and influences, and so forth. That means that in three weeks, we will start the main purpose of this blog: posting through CW’s life and works in order for an in-depth look at everything he did, thought, and wrote.
Today, here is a list of Williams’s primary works, grouped by genre. Before approaching this long list, you may want to read my Reader’s Guide for Beginners.
· Shadows of Ecstasy. London: Victor Gollancz, 1933.
· War in Heaven. London: Victor Gollancz, 1930.
· Many Dimensions. London: Victor Gollancz, 1930.
· The Place of the Lion. London: Mundanus, 1931.
· The Greater Trumps. London: Victor Gollancz, 1932.
· Descent into Hell. London: Faber & Faber, 1937.
· All Hallow’s Eve. London: Faber & Faber, 1945.
· The Noises That Weren’t There. Unfinished. First three chapters published in Mythlore 6 (Autumn 1970), 7 (Winter 1971) and 8 (Winter 1972).
· A Myth of Shakespeare. London OUP, 1928.
· A Myth of Francis Bacon. Published in the Charles Williams Society Newsletter, 11, 12, and 14.
· Three Plays. Oxford UP, 1931. Contains The Witch (1931), The Chaste Wanton (1930), and The Rite of the Passion (1929).
· Collected Plays by Charles Williams, edited by John Heath-Stubbs. Oxford UP, 1963. Contains Thomas Cranmer of Canterbury (1935), Judgement at Chelmsford (1939), Seed of Adam (1936), The Death of Good Fortune (1939), The House by the Stable (1939), Grab and Grace (1941), House of the Octopus (1945), Terror of Light (1940), and The Three Temptations (1942).
· The Masques of Amen House, edited by David Bratman. Mythopoeic Press, 2000. Contains The Masque of the Manuscript (1927), The Masque of Perusal (1929), The Masque of the Termination of Copyright (1930).
· The Silver Stair. London: Herbert and Daniel, 1912.
· Poems of Conformity. Oxford UP, 1917.
· Divorce. Oxford UP, 1920.
· Windows of Night. Oxford UP, 1924.
· Heroes and Kings. London: Sylvan Press, 1930.
· Taliessin through Logres (1938) and The Region of the Summer Stars (1944). Oxford UP, 1954. Published in this Eerdmans collection along with the unfinished critical work The Figure of Arthur as part of Arthurian Torso (with C.S. Lewis’s commentary), Oxford UP, 1948. The poems were also published in 1991 together with Williams’s earlier Arthurian poetry in a volume entitled Charles Williams, edited by David Llewellyn Dodds, as part of Boydell & Brewer’s Arthurian Poets series.
· He Came Down from Heaven. London: Heinemann, 1938.
· The Descent of the Dove: A Short History of the Holy Spirit in the Church. London: Longmans, Green, 1939.
· Witchcraft. London: Faber & Faber, 1941.
· The Forgiveness of Sins. London: G. Bles, 1942
. Outlines of Romantic Theology. Eerdmans, 1990.
· Poetry at Present. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1930.
· The English Poetic Mind. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1932.
· Reason and Beauty in the Poetic Mind. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1933.
· The Figure of Beatrice. London: Faber & Faber, 1943.
· The Image of the City and Other Essays, edited by Anne Ridler. Oxford UP, 1958.
· The Detective Fiction Reviews of Charles Williams, edited by Jared C. Lobdell. McFarland, 2003.
· Religion and Love in Dante: The Theology of Romantic Love. Pennsylvania: Folcroft Library Editions, 1974.
· Bacon. London: Arthur Barker, 1933.
· James I. London: Arthur Barker, 1934.
· Rochester. London: Arthur Barker, 1935.
· Queen Elizabeth. London: Duckworth, 1936.
· Henry VII. London: Arthur Barker, 1937.
· Stories of Great Names. Oxford UP, 1937.
· Flecker of Dean Close. London: Canterbury Press, 1946.
· Letters to Lalage: The Letters of Charles Williams to Lois Lang-Sims. Kent State UP, 1989.
· To Michal from Serge: Letters from Charles Williams to His Wife Florence, 1939-1945, edited by Roma King Jr. Kent State UP, 2002.
· short story, “Et in Sempiternum Pereant” in The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories, 1986.
· intro to Evelyn Underhill’s Letters
· intro to the second edition of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Poems
· introduction to Kierkegaard’s The Present Age (CW also worked to bring many more of Kierkegaard’s works into English)
· The Story of the Aeneid as retold by Williams
· selected daily readings in A New Christian Year and The Passion of Christ
· Many of Williams’s papers are housed at the Marion E. Wade Center.
Thank you to David Llewellyn Dodds for additions to my original list.