The NCL Complete Numbered List

The NCL Complete Numbered List Collage

The NCL Complete Numbered List Collage

The NCL numbered its books up until Series Four. There are a total of 196 titles numbered in the main library, 12 in the “O” library, and 17 in the “W” library. See About the NCL for more details on this. Below is a complete list of all 225 numbered titles. The list is a reference for those interested in collecting the library like I am. The three tables below include columns for the Series Number (#), Book Title (Title), and one column for each series from Series One to Series Six (S1-S6). If the Book Title is linked, it will lead the reader to that title’s individual page. When the Book Title is linked the reader will notice it will also have images in at least one of the columns to the right. A link means the title is in my collection, an image means I have the title in that series. If the reader sees a “-” instead of an image, it means the title was not included in that series.

Every NCL title I have in my collection has its own page. On that page is a synopsis taken from the back cover, a gallery of images showing the book’s cover, title page or pages, copyright page, and catalogue page or pages, and if the title is in the public domain, a downloadable pdf ebook file and a link to places where the reader can download an Epub or Mobi version of the book. When I have the title in more than one of the series, then the page will show a synopsis and image gallery for each series I have. The NCL Complete Numbered List is a quick way for the reader to see all the titles in the NCL and which of them have pages of their own on the site. It is also a quick way for me to see all the books in my collection I have listed on the site.

Main Series

The Main Series is like the title indicates, the main books in the NCL. It includes all the novels and short story collections of the library. The Main Series has 196 titles when you only include those that were numbered. When Series Four started, the numbering of titles ceased. If Series Four to Six have a title which was previously included in the numbering system of Series One to Three, I added it to the row where the number is shown. If not, then the book is listed at the end of the table without a number. The books without a number are sorted in alphabetical order.
#TitleS1S2S3S4S5S6
1Over Prairie TrailsNew Canadian Library Over Prairie Trails Book CoverNew Canadian Library Over Prairie Trails Book CoverNew Canadian Library Over Prairie Trails Book Cover
2Such Is My BelovedNew Canadian Library Such Is My Beloved Book CoverNew Canadian Library Such Is My Beloved Book CoverNew Canadian Library Such Is My Beloved Book CoverNew Canadian Library Such Is My Beloved Book Cover
3Literary LapsesNew Canadian Library Literary Lapses Book Cover
4As for Me and My HouseAs For Me and My House by Sinclair Ross book coverNew Canadian Library As For Me and My House Book CoverNew Canadian Library As for Me and My House Book Cover
5The Tin FluteNew Canadian Library The Tin Flute Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Tin Flute book coverNew Canadian Library The Tin Flute Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Tin Flute Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Tin Flute Book Cover
6The ClockmakerNew Canadian Library The Clockmaker Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Clockmaker Book Cover
7The Last Barrier and Other StoriesNew Canadian Library The Last Barrier and Other Stories Book Cover
8Barometer Rising  annadian Library Barometer Rising Book CoverNew Canadian Library Barometer Rising Book CoverNew Canadian Library Barometer Rising Book CoverNew Canadian Library Barometer Rising Book Cover
9At the Tide’s Turn and Other StoriesNew Canadian Library At the Tide's Turn Book CoverNew Canadian Library At the Tide's Turn and Other Stories Book Cover
10Arcadian Adventures with the Idle RichNew Canadian Library Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich Book CoverNew Canadian Library Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich Book Cover
11Habitant PoemsNew Canadian Library Habitant Poems Book CoverNew Canadian Library Habitant Poems Book Cover
12Thirty AcresNew Canadian Library Thirty Acres book coverNew Canadian Library Thirty Acres Book Cover
13Earth and High HeavenNew Canadian Library Earth and High Heaven Book Cover
14The Man From GlengarryNew Canadian Library The Man From Glengarry Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Man from Glengarry Book Cover
15Sunshine Sketches of a Little TownNew Canadian Library Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Book CoverNew Canadian Library Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Book CoverNew Canadian Library Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Book Cover
16The Stepsure LettersNew Canadian Library The Stepsure Letters Book Cover
17More Joy in HeavenNew Canadian Library More Joy in Heaven Book Cover
18Wild GeeseNew Canadian Library Wild Geese Book CoverNew Canadian Library Wild Geese book coverNew Canadian Library Wild Geese Book Cover
19The Master of the MillNew Canadian Library The Master of the Mill Book Cover
20The ImperialistNew Canadian Library The Imperialist Book CoverNew Cnadian Library The Imperialist Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Imperialist Book Cover
21DelightNew Canadian Library Delight Book Cover
22The Second ScrollNew Canadian Library The Second Scroll Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Second Scroll Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Second Scroll front cover
23The Mountain and the ValleyNew Canadian Library The Mountain and the Valley Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Mountain and the Valley Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Mountain and the Valley Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Mountain and the Valley Book Cover
24The Rich ManNew Canadian Library The Rich Man by Henry Kreisel
25Where Nests the Water HenNew Canadian Library Where Nests the Water Hen Book CoverNew Canadian Library Where Nests the Water Hen Book CoverNew Canadian Library Where Nests the Water Hen Book CoverNew Canadian Library Where Nests the Water Hen book Cover
26The Town BelowNew Canadian Library The Town Below Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Town Below Book Cover
27The History of Emily MontagueNew Canadian Library The History of Emily Montague Book CoverNew Canadian Library The History of Emily Montague Book Cover
28My Discovery of England
29Swamp AngelNew Canadian Library Swamp Angel Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Swamp Angel Book CoverNew Canadian Library Swamp Angel Book CoverNew Canadian Library Swamp Angel Book CoverNew Canadian Library Swamp Angel Book Cover
30Each Man's SonNew Canadian Library Each Man's Son Book Cover
31Roughing It in the BushNew Canadian Library Roughing It in the Bush Book CoverRoughing It in the BushNew Canadian Library Roughing It in the Bush Book CoverNew Canadian Library Roughing It In The Bush Book CoverNew Canadian Library Roughing It in the Bush Book Cover
32White NarcissusNew Canadian Library White Narcissus Book Cover
33They Shall Inherit the EarthNew Canadian Library They Shall Inherit the Earth Book Cover
34TurveyNew Canadian Library Turvey Book CoverNew Canadian Library Turvey Book Cover
35Nonsense NovelsNew Canadian Library Nonsense Novels Book CoverNew Canadian Library Nonsense Novels Book Cover
36Grain
37Last of the CurlewsNew Canadian Library Last of the Curlews Book CoverNew Canadian Library Last of the  Curlews Book CoverNew Canadian Library Last of the Curlews Book CoverNew Canadian Library Last of the Curlews Book Cover
38The Nymph and the LampNew Canadian Library The Nymph and the Lamp Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Nymph and the Lamp Book Cover
39Judith HearneNew Canadian Library Judith Hearne Book CoverNew Canadian Library Judith Hearne Book CoverNew Canadian Library Judith Hearne Book Cover
40The CashierNew Canadian Library The Cashier Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Cashier Book Cover
41Under the Ribs of DeathNew Canadian Library Under the Ribs of Death Book CoverNew Canadian Libray  Under the Ribs of Death Book CoverNew Canadian Library Under the Ribs of Death Book Cover
42Woodsmen of the WestNew Canadian Library Woodsmen of the West Book Cover
43Moonbeams from the Larger LunacyNew Canadian Library Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy Book CoverNew Canadian Library Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy Book Cover
44Sarah BinksNew Canadian Library Sarah Binks Book CoverNew Canadian Library Sarah Binks Book CoverNew Canadian Library Sarah Binks Book Cover
45Son of a Smaller HeroNew Canadian Library Son of a Smaller Hero Book CoverNew Canadian Library Son of a Smaller Hero Book Cover
46Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in CanadaNew Canadian Library Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada Book CoverNew Canadian Library Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada Book CoverNew Canadian Library Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada Book Cover
47Remember MeNew Canadian Library Remember Me Book Cover
48Frenzied FictionNew Canadian Library Frenzied Fiction Book Cover
49Fruits of the EarthNew Canadian Library Fruits of the Earth Book CoverNew Canadian Library Fruits of the Earth Book CoverNew Canadian Library Fruits of the Earth Book CoverNew Canadian Library Fruits of the Earth Book CoverNew Canadian Library Fruits of the Earth Book Cover
50Settlers of the MarshNew Canadian Library Settlers of the Marsh Book CoverNew Canadian Library Settlers of the Marsh Book CoverNew Canadian Library Settlers of the Marsh Book CoverNew Canadian Library Settlers of the Marsh Book Cover
51The Backwoods of CanadaNew Canadian Library The Backwoods of Canada Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Backwoods of Canada Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Backwoods of Canada Book Cover
52Music at the CloseNew Canadian Library Music at the Close Book Cover
53My Remarkable UncleNew Canadian Library My Remarkable Uncle Book CoverNew Canadian Library My Remarkable Uncle Book CoverNew Canadian Library My Remarkable Uncle Book CoverNew Canadian Library My Remarkable Uncle Book Cover
54The Double HookNew Canadian Library The Double Hook Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Double Hook Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Double Hook Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Double Hook Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Double Hook Book Cover
55Tiger Dunlop’s Upper CanadaNew Canadian Library Tiger Dunlop's Upper Canada Book Cover
56Street of RichesNew Canadian Library Street of Riches Book CoverNew Canadian Library Street of Riches Book Cover
57Short CircuitsNew Canadian Library Short Circuits Book Cover
58WacoustaNew Canadian Library Wacousta Book CoverNew Canadian Library Wacousta Book CoverNew Canadian Library Wacousta Book CoverNew Canadian Library Wacousta Book Cover
59The Stone AngelNew Canadian Library The Stone Angel Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Stone Angel Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Stone Angel Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Stone Angel Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Stone Angel Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Stone Angel Book Cover
60Further FoolishnessNew Canadian Library's title N60 Further Foolishness book coverNew Canadian Library Further Foolishness Book Cover
61Samuel Marchbanks’ AlmanackNew Canadian Library Samuel Marchbanks' Almanack Book Cover
62The Lamp at Noon and Other StoriesNew Canadian Library The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories Book Cover
63The Harbor Master
64The Canadian Settler’s GuideNew Canadian Library The Canadian Settler's Guide Book Cover
65The Golden DogNew Canadian Library The Golden Dog Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Golden Dog Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Golden Dog Book Cover
66The Apprenticeship of Duddy KravitzNew Canadian Library The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Book Cover New Canadian Library The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Book Cover
67Behind the BeyondNew Canadian Library Behind the Beyond Book Cover
68A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper CylinderNew Canadian Library A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder Book CoverNew Canadian Library A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder Book Cover
69Last Leaves-New Canadian Library Last Leaves Book Cover
70The Tomorrow-Tamer-New Canadian Library The Tomorrow-Tamer Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Tomorrow-Tamer Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Tomorrow-Tamer Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Tomorrow-Tamer Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Tomorrow-Tamer Book Cover
71Odysseus Ever Returning-New Canadian Library Odysseus Ever Returning Book Cover
72The Curé of St. Philippe-
73The Favourite Game-New Canadian Library The Favourite Game Book Cover
74Winnowed Wisdom-New Canadian Library Winnowed Wisdom Book CoverNew Canadian Library Winnowed Wisdom Book Cover
75The Seats of the Mighty-New Canadian Library The Seats of the Mighty Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Seats of the Mighty Book Cover
76A Search for America-New Canadian Library A Search for America Book CoverNew Canadian Library A Search for America Book CoverNew Canadian Library A Search For America Book Cover
77The Betrayal-New Canadian Library The Betrayal Book Cover
78Mad Shadows-New Canadian Library Mad Shadows Book CoverNew Canadian Library Mad Shadows Book Cover
79The Incomparable Atuk-New Canadian Library The Incomparable Atul Book CoverNew Canadian Libray The Incomparable Atuk Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Incomparable Atuk Book Cover
80The Luck of Ginger Coffey-New Canadian Library The Luck of Ginger Coffey Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Luck of Ginger Coffey Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Luck of Ginger Coffey Book Cover
81John Sutherland: Essays, Controversies and Poems-New Canadian Library John Sutherland Essays, Controversies and Poems Book Cover
82Peace Shall Destroy Many-New Canadian Library Peace Shall Destroy Many Book Cover
83A Voice From The Attic-New Canadian Library A Voice From The Attic Book Cover
84Prochain Episode-New Canadian Library Prochain Episode Book CoverNew Canadian Library Lord Nelson Tavern Book CoverNew Canadian Library Next Episode Book CoverNew Canadian Library Next Episode Book Cover
85Roger Sudden-New Canadian Library Roger Sudden Book Cover
86Mist on the River-
87The Fire-Dwellers-New Canadian Library The Fire-Dwellers Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Fire-Dwellers Book Cover
88The Deserter-New Canadian Library The Deserter Book Cover
89Antoinette de Mirecourt-New Canadian Library Antoinette de Mirecourt Book Cover
90Allegro-New Canadian Library Allegro Book Cover
91The End of the World and Other Stories-New Canadian Library The End of the World and Other Stories Book CoverNew Canadian Library The End of the World and Other Stories Book Cover
92In the Village of Viger-New Canadian Library In the Village of Viger Book CoverNew Canadian Library In the Village of Viger Book Cover
93The Edible Woman-New Canadian Library The Edible Woman Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Edible Woman Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Edible Woman Book Cover
94In Search of Myself-New Canadian Library In Search of Myself Book Cover
95Feast of Stephen-New Canadian Library A Feast of Stephen Book Cover
96A Bird in the House-New Canadian Library A Bird in the House Book CoverNew Canadian Library A Bird in the House Book CoverNew Canadian Library A Bird in the House Book CoverNew Cnadian Library A Bird in the House Book Cover
97The Wooden Sword-
98Pride’s Fancy-New Canadian Library Pride's Fancy Book Cover
99Ox Bells and Fireflies-New Canadian Library Ox Bells and Fireflies Book Cover
100Above Ground-New Canadian Library Above Ground Book Cover
101New Priest in Conception Bay-
102The Flying Years-New Canadian Library The Flying Years Book Cover
103Wind Without Rain-New Canadian Library Wind Without Rain Book Cover
104Tête Blanche-New Canadian Library Tete Blanche Book Cover
105Tay John-New Canadian Library Tay John Book CoverNew Canadian Library Tay John Book CoverNew Canadian Library Tay John Book CoverNew Canadian Library Tay John Book Cover
106Canadians of Old-New Canadian Library Canadians of Old Book Cover
107Headwaters of Canadian Literature-New Canadian Library Headwaters of Canadian Literature Book Cover
108The Blue Mountains of China-New Canadian Library The Blue Mountains of China Book Cover
109The Hidden Mountain-New Canadian Library The Hidden Mountain Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Hidden Mountain Book Cover
110The Heart of the Ancient Wood-New Canadian Library The Heart of the Ancient Wood Book Cover
111A Jest of God-New Canadian Library A Jest of God Book CoverNew Canadian Library A Jest of God Book CoverNew Canadian Library A Jest of God Book Cover
112Self Condemned-
113Dust Over the City-New Canadian Library Dust Over the City Book Cover
114Our Daily Bread-New Canadian Library Our Daily Bread Book Cover
115The Canadian Novel in the Twentieth Century-New Canadian Library The Canadian Novel in the Twentieth Century Book Cover
116The Viking Heart-
117Down the Long Table-
118Glengarry School Days-New Canadian Library Glengarry School Days Book CoverNew Canadian Library Glengarry School Days Book Cover
119The Plouffe Family-New Canadian Library The Plouffe Family Book Cover
120Windflower-New Canadian Library Windflower Book CoverNew Canadian Library Windflower Book Cover
121The Disinherited-New Canadian Library The Disinherited Book Cover
122The Temptations of Big Bear-New Canadian Library The Temptations of Big Bear Book Cover
123Pandora-New Canadian Library Pandora Book CoverNew Canadian Library Pandora Book Cover
124House of Hate-New Canadian Library House of Hate Book CoverNew Canadian Library House of Hate Book Cover
125A Candle to Light the Sun-
126This Side Jordan-
127The Red Feathers-New Canadian Library The Red Feathers Book Cover
128I Am Mary Dunne-New Canadian Library I Am Mary Dunne Book Cover
129The Road Past Altamont-New Canadian Library The Road Past Altamont Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Road Past Altamont Book Cover
130Knife on the Table-
131The Manawaka World of Margaret Laurence-New Canadian Library The Manawaka World of Margaret Laurence Book Cover
132Consider Her Ways-New Canadian Library Consider Her Ways Book Cover
133His Majesty's Yankees-
134Jean Rivard-
135Bogle Corbet-
136A Choice of Enemies-New Canadian Library A Choice of Enemies Book CoverNew Canadian Library A Choice of Enemies Book Cover
137Responses and Evaluations: Essays on Canada-
138The Master’s Wife-New Canadian Library The Master's Wife Book Cover
139The Cruelest Month-New Canadian Library The Cruelest Month Book Cover
140The Atonement of Ashley Morden-
141Wild Animals I Have Known-New Canadian Library Wild Animals I Have Known Book CoverNew Canadian Library Wild Animals I Have Known Book Cover
142Scann
143On Poetry and Poets-New Canadian Library On Poetry and Poets Book Cover
144Crackpot-New Canadian Library Crackpot Book Cover
145Sawbones Memorial-New Canadian Library Sawbones Memorial Book CoverNew Canadian Library Sawbones Memorial Book Cover
146The Diviners-New Canadian Library The Diviners Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Diviners Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Diviners Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Diviners Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Diviners Book Cover
147High Bright Buggy Wheels-
148Big Lonely-
149Wooden Hunters-New Canadian Library Wooden Hunters Book Cover
150God's Sparrows-New Canadian Library God's Sparrows Book Cover
151The Outlander-
152The Great Comic Book Heroes and Other Essays-New Canadian Library The Great Comic Book Heroes and Other Essays Book Cover
153Beautiful Losers--New Canadian Library Beautiful Losers Book CoverNew Canadian Library Beautiful Losers Book Cover
154The Emperor of Ice-Cream--
155Garden in the Wind--New Canadian Library Garden in the Wind Book Cover
156The Scorched Wood People--New Canadian Library The Scorched Wood People Book Cover
157The Lost Salt Gift of Blood--New Canadian Library The Lost Salt Gift of Blood Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Lost Salt Gift of Blood Book Cover
158Lord Nelson Tavern--New Canadian Library Lord Nelson Tavern Book Cover
159Everything in the Window--
160The Camera Always Lies--
161The Selena Tree--
162Watchers at the Pond--
163Two in the Bush and Other Stories--
164Bloody Harvest--New Canadian Library Bloody Harvest Book Cover
165The Neighbour and Other Stories--New Canadian Library The Neighbour and Other Stories Book Cover
166The Manuscripts of Pauline Archange--
167Sandbars--New Canadian Library Sandbars Book Cover
168Selected Stories--New Canadian Library Selected Stories of John Metcalf Book Cover
169The Angel of the Tar Sands--New Canadian Library The Angel of the Tar Sands Book Cover
170The Innocent Traveller--New Canadian Library The Innocent Traveller Book Cover
171The Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone--New Canadian Library The Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone Book Cover
172Bear--New Canadian Library Bear Book CoverNew Canadian Library Bear Book CoverNew Canadian Library Bear Book Cover
173Spirit Wrestler--
174The Coming of Winter--New Canadian Library The Coming of Winter Book Cover
175Five Legs and Communion--
176Laugh with Leacock--
177The Book of Eve--New Canadian Library The Book of Eve Book Cover
178The Channel Shore--New Canadian Library The Channel Shore Book Cover
179Amongst Thistles and Thorns --
180Flowers of Darkness--
181The New Ancestors--
182Judith--New Canadian Library Judith Book Cover
183St. Lawrence Blues--
184Blood Ties--New Canadian Library Blood Ties Book CoverNew Canadian Library Blood Ties Book Cover
185St. Urbain’s Horseman--New Canadian Library St. Urbain's Horseman Book Cover
186The Lark in the Clear Air--New Canadian Library The Lark in the Clear Air Book Cover
187Lives of Short Duration--New Canadian Library Lives of Short Duration Book CoverNew Canadian Library Lives of Short Duration Book Cover
188A Population of One--New Canadian Library A Population of One Book Cover
189Lunatic Villas--New Canadian Library Lunatic Villas Book Cover
190Cocksure--New Canadian Library Cocksure Book Cover
191The Township of Time--
192Bayo--
193The Sparrow's Fall--
194The Tiger in the Tiger Pit--New Canadian Library The Tiger in the Tiger Pit Book Cover
195The Mangan Inheritance--
196The Tent Peg--New Canadian Library The Tent Peg Book Cover
-A Father's Kingdom---
-A Fine Balance---New Canadian Library A Fine Balance Book Cover
-A Season in the Life of Emmanuel---
-Across the Bridge---New Canadian Library Across the Bridge Book Cover
-Ancient Lineage and Other Stories---New Canadian Library Ancient Lineage and Other Stories Book Cover
-Anne of Green Gables---New Canadian Library Anne of Green Gables Book CoverNew Cnadain Library Anne of Green Gables Book Cover
-Any Time at All and Other Stories---New Canadian Library Any Time at All and Other Stories Book Cover
-As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories---New Canadian Library As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories Book Cover
-Deep Hollow Creek---
-Digging Up the Mountains---New Canadian Library Digging Up the Mountains Book Cover
-Emily Climbs---New Canadian Library Emily Climbs Book Cover
-Emily of New Moon---New Canadian Library Emily of New Moon Book Cover
-Emily’s Quest---New Canadian Library Emily's Quest Book Cover
-Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace---
-Execution---
-For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down---
-Good Bones---New Canadian Library Good Bones Book Cover
-Hetty Dorval---New Canadian Library Hetty Dorval Book Cover
-Joshua Then and Now---
-Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush---New Canadian Library Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush Book CoverNew Canadian Library Life in the Clearings versus the Bush Book Cover
-Light Shining Out of Darkness and Other Stories---
-Love and Salt Water---New Canadian Library Love and Salt Water Book Cover
-Man Descending---New Canadian Library Man Descending Book Cover
-Mrs. Golightly and Other Stories---New Canadian Library Mrs. Golightly and Other Stories Book Cover
-Murder in the Dark---New Canadian Library Murder in the Dark Book Cover
-My Financial Career and Other Follies---New Canadian Library My Financial Career and Other Follies Book Cover
-Nights Below Station Street---
-No Love Lost---New Canadian Library No Love Lost Book Cover
-Perpetual Motion---
-Running in the Family---New Canadian Library Running in the Family Book CoverNew Canadian Library Running in the Family Book Cover
-Solomon Gursky Was Here---
-Spit Delaney's Island---
-Such a Long Journey---New Canadian Library Such a Long Journey Book Cover
-Surfacing---New Canadian Library Surfacing Book CoverNew Canadian Library Surfacing Book Cover
-Tales from Firozsha Baag---New Canadian Library Tales from Firozsha Baag Book Cover
-Tales From the Uncertain Country and Other Stories---
-The Acrobats---
-The Afterlife of George Cartwright---New Canadian Library The Afterlife of George Cartwright Book CoverNew Canadian Library The Afterlife of George Cartwright Book Cover
-The Alley Cat---New Canadian Library The Alley Cat Book Cover
-The Equations of Love---New Canadian Library The Equations of Love Book Cover
-The Invention of the World---New Canadian Library The Invention of the World Book Cover
-The Kissing Man---
-The Man From the Creeks---
-The Moslem Wife and Other Stories---New Canadian Library The Moslem Wife and Other Stories Book Cover
-The Prophet's Camel Bell---New Canadian Library The Prophet's Camel Bell Book Cover
-The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne ---
-The Sacrifice---New Canadian Library The Sacrifice Book Cover
-The Street---
-The Whirlpool---
-Two Solitudes---New Canadian Library Two Solitudes Book Cover
-Who Has Seen the Wind---

"O" Series

The O in the "O" Series stands for Originals. The twelve books in the "O" Series are NCL originals not reprints like in the Main Series. Where the Main Series concentrates on novels and short story collections, the "O" Series books turn their focus to poetry and criticism.
#TitleS1S2S3S4S5S6
O1Poets of the ConfederationNew Canadian Library Poets of the Confederation Book Cover---
O2Masks of FictionNew Canadian Library Masks of Fiction Book CoverNew Canadian Library Masks of Fiction Book Cover----
O3Masks of PoetryNew Canadian Library Masks of Poetry Book CoverNew Canadian Library Masks of Poetry Book Cover----
O4Poetry of Mid-CenturyNew Canadian Library Poetry of Mid-Century Book CoverNew Canadian Library Poetry of Mid-Century Book Cover---
O5Poets Between the WarsNew Canadian Library Poets Between the Wars Book CoverNew Canadian Library Poets Between the Wars Book Cover---
O6The Poems of Earle Birney-New Canadian Library The Poems of Earle Birney Book Cover---
O7Poets of Contemporary Canada-New Canadian Library Poets of Contemporary Canada Book Cover---
O8Nineteenth-Century Narrative Poems-New Canadian Library Nineteenth-Century Narrative Poems Book cover---
O9The Poems of Bliss Carman-New Canadian Library The Poems of Bliss Carman Book Cover---
O10Poems of Al Purdy----
O11The Damnation of Vancouver----
O12The Selected Poems of Irving Layton-New Canadian Library The Poems of Irving Layton Book Cover---
-Canadian Poetry: From the Beginnings Through the First World War---New Canadian Library Canadian Poetry: From the Beginnings Through the First World War Book Cover

"W" Series

The W in the "W" Series stands for Writers. The seventeen handbooks in the Canadian Writers Series focusses on significant Canadian authors with introductions to the writer, criticism of his or her works, and information of a biographical and bibliographical nature.
#TitleS1S2S3S4S5S6
W1Marshall McLuhan----
W2E. J. Pratt-----
W3Margaret LaurenceNew Canadian Library Margaret Laurence Book CoverNew Canadian Library Margaret Laurence Book Cover----
W4Frederick Philip Grove----
W5Leonard Cohen----
W6Mordecai Richler----
W7Stephen Leacock----
W8Hugh MacLennan-New Canadian Library Hugh MacLennan Book Cover----
W9Earle Birney-----
W10Northrop Frye-----
W11Malcolm Lowry-----
W12James Reaney-----
W13George Woodcock-----
W14Farley Mowat-----
W15Ernest Buckler-----
W16Morley Callaghan-----
W17Robertson Davies------

5 thoughts on “The NCL Complete Numbered List

  1. Most impressed by your website! I’ve been trying to find a “complete” list of the NCL for a long time and here’s a great resource– however, I’m looking at a small pile of titles from my NCL collection, series 4 and 5 I’m guessing by the cover artwork, and I’m wondering just how many books there really are in the “entire” library. I haven’t checked all your sites’ links yet, but have you heard of Colin McDougall’s “Execution”; Jack Hodgins “The Invention of the World”; L.M. Montgomery’s “Emily of New Moon”; Stephen Leacock’s “My Financial Career and Other Follies”; Ethel Wilson’s “The Equations of Love” and Sheila Watson’s “A Father’s Kingdom”?? And I’m sure I’ve seen Guy Vanderhage (sp?)’s “Man Descending” as well… so I guess the hunt goes on! Perhaps, we get to number these books!! Awesome! Thank you for your site!

  2. The NCL has gone through two main phases Steve. The time period when Malcolm Ross was its editor (1952-1978) and the group of editors that followed. When Ross left, M&S began changing their philosophy on the NCL. With Ross’s departure the NCL was in its third “series.” It’s the cover that is mostly black & white. At that time the numbering was delegated to the back cover. It was removed from the spine. Later editions of Series Three removed the numbering from the back cover as well and you could only find it on the copyright page. When the covers changed to Series Four, those are the peach or light greyish/blue covers, the numbering was removed totally.

    The reasoning for this was that after Malcolm Ross left, the editors and M&S didn’t want to continue publishing titles that didn’t sell well. So if they continued to number titles, there would be gaps. So they just abandoned publishing low-selling titles, removed the numbering so no gaps would appear. Ross always fought with the publishers (mostly with Jack McClelland himself) to included titles in the library that were of significant historical value even if they weren’t big sellers. After Ross left, you saw a movement away from that practice.

    From Series Four onward there is no way to get a comprehensive complete list of titles. M&S continues to publish the more popular titles that in the past had numbers, but they also have added new titles after the numbering system was abandoned. These new titles were never given a number and therefore there is no way of deciphering how many there are. The only thing that can be done is to have enough of them to collect together and look at the back pages where they list other books in the library that are being published during the same time period, and make a list. Obviously this is problematic as you are never confident that you have the complete list of books.

    What I have done is list the books I have in my collection which never were given a number at the bottom of the table on the Complete Numbered List page in alphabetical order by title. I do the same for all the books in Series Four, Series Five and Series Six on their Series pages. Or will as I am at present about to work on Series Five then after that is complete work on Series Six.

    Albeit it is not the optimum way to do it. It would be better to have a complete unnumbered list of books to refer to, but that can only be done by going through all the documentation at M&S which lies under the field of academic work. Me as a private collector, I do not have that kind of access although I have emailed M&S for the information without receiving any reply.

    As for the titles you mentioned, they are of the unnumbered variety so I am not surprised you have them, or have seen them, and are not on the site as of yet. As I mentioned earlier you can check the back pages of those books to get an idea of titles that have been added to the library. Once I finish uploading Series Five and Series Six, I will be doing the same in order to get a list as well.

    -IgnorantItellectual

  3. Hi Stephen,

    I am happy to report that This page has been updated to list every book in the NCL as of this date. You now have the “entire library” at your disposal.

    – IgnorantItellectual

  4. Visited Halifax’s new main library last week — Wow!!!!. Checked their database and saw that my recent request for a book purchase: Janet Friskney’s “New Canadian Library: The Ross-McClelland Years, 1952-1978” is now on order. I’m looking forward to their notification that it has arrived.

  5. Pingback: A whole pile of treasures from the thrift shops | Meanwhile, at the Manse

Leave a Reply