About the Library

The H.E. Bates Library provides information about every known published work by the English author Herbert Ernest Bates (1905-1974).

The Library includes all items listed in Peter Eads's H.E. Bates: A Bibliographical Study (1990), additional items unknown to Eads (eight stories and numerous non-fiction pieces), and a large number of book reviews intentionally excluded from his work. The Library does not attempt to duplicate all information in the Eads bibliography, such as bibliographical collation and description of particular editions.

The Library records 23 novels and over 300 stories (of which about 30 may be considered novellas). It also records six major non-fiction works, three volumes of autobiography, and a very large number of minor non-fiction works (some published separately but most published in periodicals).

The Library includes many prefaces and introductions to Bates's published volumes and many reviews of his works when first published. Users should note that contemporary commentary on a particular story will frequently be found in reviews of one or more of the collections in which a story appeared.