Details of books written by Arthur Ransome

Here are the covers and titles of some of the books written or compiled by Arthur Ransome. The date refers to the first year of publication for that title, which is not necessarily the year of publication for the title edition whose cover is shown.  For some books, the publisher and year of publication for the book whose cover is shown are included underneath the cover image.  The list is not intended to be exhaustive, and TARS will continue to add to it from time to time. The featured items are ones which TARS has copies of in the TARS Library or access to through one or more of its members’ private collections. Some of the titles are available from the TARS Stall.

Please note that the list does not include details of the many articles he wrote while as a correspondent for the Daily News or The Manchester Guardian.

Bohemia in
London (1907)

Oxford University
Press, 1984
Old Peter’s Russian

Jane Nissen
Books, 2003
Racundra’s First
Cruise (1923)
Century Publishing
Co. Ltd, 1984
The Autobiography
Century Publishing
Co. Ltd, 1985

The Swallows and Amazons series

Swallows and Amazons
Peter Duck
Winter Holiday
Coot Club
Pigeon Post
We Didn’t Mean to
Go to Sea (1937)
Secret Water
The Big Six
Missee Lee
The Picts and the Martyrs
Great Northern?

The above cover images are of the hardback editions of the Swallows and Amazons series published in the U.K. by the Jonathan Cape imprint of Random House Group Ltd.

Paperback editions

Paperback editions are also available in the U.K. published by the Red Fox imprint of the Random House Group Ltd.

Foreign editions of the Swallows and Amazons series

Editions of some or all of the books have been published in America, Australia and Canada. Some or all of the twelve books in the series have been translated into the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Other books

Pond and Stream
The Book of Friendship
Edgar Allan Poe
The Book of Love
Oscar Wilde
Six Weeks in Russia
The Crisis in Russia
Rod and Line
Mainly about Fishing
Coots in the North
(unfinished fragment)
Blue Treacle
Racundra’s Third Cruise