the Works of
Charles Williams (1886-1945)
In most cases first editions are given with the exception
that collections (especially of plays) are listed in place of
individual earlier printings. Dates following the titles of individual
plays denote the year of composition. Many titles (especially the
novels) remain in print today. More information about Charles
Williams can be obtained through the Charles Williams Society's website.
A list for those interested in discussing the life and work of Charles
Williams is also available at Yahoo.
Many of Williams's papers are housed at the Marion
E. Wade Center.
in Heaven. London: Victor
London: Victor Gollancz, 1930.
Place of the Lion.
London: Mundanus, 1931.
Greater Trumps. London:
Victor Gollancz, 1932.
of Ecstasy. London: Victor
into Hell. London: Faber
& Faber, 1937.
Hallows' Eve. London: Faber
& Faber, 1945.
Unfinished. First three chapters
published in Mythlore
6 (Autumn 1970), 7 (Winter
1971) and 8 (Winter 1972).
Myth of Shakespeare. Oxford
Plays. Oxford UP,
1931. Contains The
Witch (1931), The
Chaste Wanton (1930), and The
Rite of the Passion (1929).
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). Also contains
selections from the music written by Hubert Foss for the stage
productions and other related poems including, among others, An
Urbanity and a small selection from A
Century of Poems for Celia. .
Silver Stair. London: Herbert
and Daniel, 1912.
Oxford UP, 1917.
Oxford UP, 1920.
of Night. Oxford
London: Sylvan Press, 1930.
through Logres (1938)
and The Region of the Summer Stars (1944).
Oxford UP, 1954. These were also published in 1991 together
with Williams's earlier Arthurian poetry in a collection titled Charles
Williams edited by David
Llewellyn Dodds as part of the Arthurian
Poets series published by
Boydell & Brewer.
Came Down from Heaven. London: Heinemann, 1938.
Descent of the Dove: A Short History of the Holy Spirit in
the Church. London: Longmans,
Green, 1939. A 1956 edition published by Meridian Books in New York includes an
introduction by W.H. Auden.
London: Faber & Faber, 1941.
The Forgiveness of Sins. London: G. Bles, 1942. This title
was published together with He Came Down from Heaven in a single
volume in 1950 and 1956 by Faber & Faber.
at Present. Oxford: Clarendon
English Poetic Mind. Oxford:
Clarendon Press, 1932.
and Beauty in the Poetic Mind.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1933.
Figure of Beatrice. London:
Faber & Faber, 1943.
Figure of Arthur. Unfinished.
Published posthumously in Arthurian
Torso (along with C.S. Lewis's commentary on Williams's Arthurian poetry), Oxford
Image of the City and Other Essays,
edited by Anne Ridler. Oxford UP, 1958.
Detective Fiction Reviews of Charles Williams,
edited by Jared C. Lobdell. McFarland, 2003.
London: Arthur Barker, 1933.
I. London: Arthur Barker,
London: Arthur Barker, 1935.
Elizabeth. London: Duckworth,
London: Arthur Barker, 1937.
of Great Names. Oxford UP,
of Dean Close. London:
Canterbury Press, 1946.
to Lalage: The Letters of Charles Williams to Lois Lang-Sims.
Kent State UP, 1989.
Michal from Serge: Letters from Charles
Williams to His Wife
Florence, 1939-1945, edited
by Roma King Jr.
Kent State UP, 2002.
& Religious Studies Librarian
University, Toronto, CANADA.