Compton Mackenzie Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Brooks, Phillips V. A Bibliography of and about the Works of Anthony Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie: Sir Compton Mackenzie, 1883-1972. Norwood, Penn.: Norwood Editions, 1984, 274 p.

Primary and secondary bibliography.

Linklater, Andro. Compton Mackenzie: A Life. London: Chatto & Windus, 1987, 354 p.

Comprehensive biography written by a family friend.

Thomas, David and Joyce Thomas. Compton Mackenzie: A Bibliography. London: Mansell Publishing Ltd., 1986, 309 p.

Lists Mackenzie's works, contributions to other books, and radio and television broadcasts.


Dooley, D. J. Compton Mackenzie. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1974, 171 p.

Critical and biographical study.

Hart, Francis Russell. “Highlands of the Humorists.” The Scottish Novel: From Smollett to Spark. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1978, pp. 374-84.

Discusses the defining characteristics of Mackenzie's Scottish farces.

James, Henry. “The Younger Generation.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 637 (2 April 1914): 157-58.

Counts Mackenzie in the vanguard of promising young novelists.

Phelps, William Lyon. “As I Like It.” Scribner's Magazine 76 (1924): 443.

Positive review of The Heavenly Ladder.

Priestley, J. B. Review of The Parson's Progress, by Compton Mackenzie. The London Mercury 9, No. 50 (December 1923): 204.

Negative assessment of The Parson's Progress.

Robertson, Leo. Compton Mackenzie: An Appraisal of His Literary Work. London: Richards Press, 1954, 230 p.

Full-length critical assessment of Mackenzie's work.

Additional coverage of Mackenzie's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 21-22, 37-40; Contemporary Authors Permanent Series, Vol. 2; Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 18; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 34, 100; Literature Resource Center; and Reference Guide to English Literature.