• Daly, Nicholas, 2004, Modernism, Romance and the Fin de Siècle. Popular Fiction and British Culture, Cambridge, Cambridge UP;

  • Grandi, Roberta, 2019, “Mason and pre-wartime films: patriotism and heroism in The Four Feathers (1902) and Fire Over England (1936)”, in Roberta Ferrari and Sara Soncini eds, World of Words: Complexity, Creativity and Conventionality in English Language, Literature and Culture, vol II, Pisa UP, Pisa, pp. 91-100;

  • Green, Roger Lancelyn, 1952, A.E.W. Mason. The Adventure of a Story-Teller, Max Parrish – London;

  • Hoppenstand, Gary, 2018, Perilous Escapades. Dimensions of Popular Adventure Fiction, McFarland, Jefferson (NC);

  • Kestner, Joseph A., 2010, Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction, 1880-1915, Routledge, London – New York;

  • King, Daniel P., 1980, “MASON, A(lfred) E(dward) W(oodley), in John M. Reilly ed., Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers, Macmillan, London and Basingstoke, pp. 1014-17;

  • Knight, Stephen, 2003, “The Golden Age”, in Martin Priestman, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, pp. 77-94;

  • Mason, A.E.W., 1924, “A few Words on Fiction”, in A.E.W. Mason: appreciations, with biographical particulars and notes on his books, George H. Doran Co., New York, pp. 20-22;

  • Pokorny, George, 1980, “Fiction in Mountaineering Literature”, The Alpine Journal, vol. 85, n. 329, pp. 121-128;

  • Weedon, Alexis, 2015, “Wheels of Desire: The Popular Adaptations of A.E.W. Mason’s Thrillers from the 1900s to the 1930s”, in William Baker ed., Studies in Victorian and Modern Literature, Fairleigh Dickinson UP, Madison – Teaneck, pp. 61-79.

Works of Reference

A selection of fundamental readings