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Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley  

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(1894–1963),grandson of T. H. Huxley and brother of Julian Huxley. By 1919, when he began to write for Murry in the Athenaeum, he had already published three volumes of verse; a volume of stories, ...
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annuals  

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This term covers miscellanies, such as Joy Street (1923) or Blackie's Children's Annual (1905); annual publications associated with weekly or monthly story papers or comics, such as Dandy (1939) or ...
Conrad Aiken

Conrad Aiken  

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(1889–1973),was born in Georgia but reared in Massachusetts, from which his parents' families had come, and educated at Harvard (A.B., 1911), so that a strong sense of a New England heritage is ...
Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit  

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later(1858–1924),writer of books for children: lives in Halstead 1871–7; spends holidays nr St Mary in the Marsh; lives in London (Eltham) 1899–1922; buried in St Mary in ...
Edmund Blunden

Edmund Blunden  

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(1896–1974),poet and scholar. In 1914 he experienced war in the trenches and later wrote poems, such as ‘Third Ypres’, and ‘Report on Experience’, now highly regarded. In 1920 he published a small ...
Ella Hepworth Dixon

Ella Hepworth Dixon  

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(1857–1932)Daughter of William Hepworth Dixon, editor of The Athenaeum. A prolific journalist, who briefly edited The English‐Woman, she published collections of short comic sketches about finding a ...
Francis Thompson

Francis Thompson  

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(1859–1907),after failed attempts to train for the Roman Catholic priesthood, spent three years, from 1885, of homeless and opium‐addicted destitution in London, till he was rescued by Wilfred and ...
George Darley

George Darley  

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(1795–1846),born in Dublin, settled in London in 1821, and earned his living by writing textbooks on mathematics and as dramatic critic for the London Magazine and later as art critic for the ...
George Meredith

George Meredith  

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(1828–1909)Novelist. He had a precarious childhood in Portsmouth as the son of an impoverished, but flamboyant and extravagant, tailor who was widowed early—a background which Meredith was later at ...
Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury

Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury  

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(1812–1880) British novelist and woman of lettersZoe (1845) FictionThe Half-Sisters (1848) FictionMarian Withers (1851) FictionThe History of an Adopted Child (1852) FictionConstance Herbert (1855) ...
Ian Hay

Ian Hay  

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pseud.:(1876–1952), MC (1916), married (1915) Helen Margaret Spiers.The son of a Manchester cotton merchant of Scots family, he was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, and St John's College ...
James Justinian Morier

James Justinian Morier  

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(?1780–1849),became attached to Sir Harford Jones's mission to Persia; his account of these travels appeared in A Journey through Persia, Armenia and Asia Minor to Constantinople in the Years ...
James Silk Buckingham

James Silk Buckingham  

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(1786–1855),English journalist, founder of the Athenœum, and member of Parliament, toured the U.S. (1837–40), which he described favorably in America: Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive (9 vols., ...
John Middleton Murry

John Middleton Murry  

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(1889–1957)Editor and critic, born in Peckham of ambitious lower-middle-class parents. He made his mark while still an Oxford undergraduate as editor of the modernist periodical Rhythm (1911–13), ...
John Murray

John Murray  

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(1778–1843),the son of John Murray I (1745–93), who founded the publishing house still in existence. The second John Murray was one of those who, together with the reviews such as the Edinburgh and ...
John Sterling

John Sterling  

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(1806–44)Writer, born on the Isle of Bute and educated at Trinity College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, a leading member of the Apostles and a disciple of S. T. Coleridge. ...
John Westland Marston

John Westland Marston  

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(1819–90),dramatic poet and critic, who contributed to the Athenaeum, wrote several critical works, and more than a dozen plays, including the successful The Patrician's Daughter, performed in 1842. ...
Lytton Strachey

Lytton Strachey  

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(1880–1932)British biographer.The son of the distinguished soldier and Indian administrator Sir Richard Strachey, Lytton Strachey took after his mother in his artistic leanings. He was educated at ...
Maria Jane Jewsbury

Maria Jane Jewsbury  

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(1800–33)Poet, and sister of Geraldine Jewsbury; born in Measham, Leicestershire, and educated at Miss Adams's school in Shenstone, Staffordshire, she was the daughter of a cotton manufacturer and ...
May Crommelin

May Crommelin  

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(1850–1930) belonged to a family of impoverished Irish gentry, Huguenot in origin, living in a castle in Co. Down.In her childhood they were absentees because of the political unrest. ...

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