Search - List of Books by Jocelyn Brooke

Jocelyn Brooke (November 30, 1908 – 1966) was an English author born in Kent. He wrote several unusual and semi-autobiographical novels as well as some poetry. His most famous works include the Orchid Trilogy...The Military Orchid (1948), A Mine of Serpents (1949) and The Goose Cathedral (1950)...and the Kafkaesque Image of a Drawn Sword (1950).

Educated at Bedales (after escaping twice from a public school) and Worcester College, Oxford, Brooke's childhood revolved mostly around his principal interests of amateur botany and fireworks, in the shadow of the first World War. He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps during the next war, and elements of his experiences, and his love of the military life, appear in most of his later works.

Though the Orchid Trilogy strays into a typically English vein of humour, the idyllic land of his childhood and his obsession with le paradis perdu often bring in an element of intense melancholy, something developed in paranoia and isolation in The Image of a Drawn Sword.

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Total Books: 16
The Military Orchid
2012 - The Military Orchid (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781908213051
ISBN-10: 1908213051
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Conventional Weapons
2011 - Conventional Weapons (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571271092
ISBN-10: 057127109X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Military Orchid and Other Novels
2009 - The Military Orchid and Other Novels (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571246403
ISBN-10: 0571246400
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Image Of A Drawn Sword
2009 - The Image of a Drawn Sword (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104847715
ISBN-10: 110484771X
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The Image Of A Drawn Sword
2007 - The Image of a Drawn Sword (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780548443941
ISBN-10: 0548443947
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The Military Orchid and Other Novels
2002 - The Military Orchid and Other Novels [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780141187136
ISBN-10: 0141187131
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Scapegoat
1998 - The Scapegoat (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781885983091
ISBN-10: 1885983093
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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The Dog at Clambercrown
1990 - The Dog at Clambercrown (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747406341
ISBN-10: 0747406340
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Image of a Drawn Sword
1983 - Image of a Drawn Sword (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780436069512
ISBN-10: 0436069512
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Orchid Trilogy
1981 - Orchid Trilogy [King Penguin] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140055450
ISBN-10: 0140055452
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Aldous Huxley
1972 - Aldous Huxley [Writers & Their Work] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780582010550
ISBN-10: 0582010551
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The Image of a Drawn Sword
The Image of a Drawn Sword (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140062946
ISBN-10: 0140062947
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Orchid Trilogy
Orchid Trilogy (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780436069505
ISBN-10: 0436069504
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Elizabeth Bowen [Writers & Their Work S] (Hardcover)
Ronald Firbank and John Betjeman
Ronald Firbank and John Betjeman [Writers & Their Work S] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780582011533
ISBN-10: 0582011531
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