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Edmund Gosse

(1849—1928) writer

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Angel in the House

Angel in the House  

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A sequence of poems by C. Patmore, in four parts, published 1854–61. The work is a celebration of married love. Felix courts and weds Honoria, a dean's daughter; in the last two parts Frederick, a ...
Ann Thwaite

Ann Thwaite  

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(1932– ),British writer, born in Hampstead, London, educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford. Her experiences of Tokyo, where she travelled with her husband Anthony Thwaite in 1956, gave rise to ...
Calendar of Modern Letters

Calendar of Modern Letters  

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(1925–7),a literary periodical, first a monthly, then a quarterly, edited by E. Rickword and Douglas Garman. It published fiction by D. H. Lawrence, Pirandello, A. E. Coppard, Gerhardie, and others; ...
Cornhill Magazine

Cornhill Magazine  

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(1860–1975),a literary periodical, began with Thackeray as editor and specialized in the serialization of novels. Trollope's Framley Parsonage was succeeded by the novels of, among others, Mrs ...
Father and Son

Father and Son  

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Memoir by Edmund Gosse of his relationship with his father, Philip Henry Gosse, published in 1907. His mother died early and his father, a member of the Plymouth Brethren, was ...
Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen  

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(1828–1906), playwright.Probably no foreign dramas caused debate so prolonged and impassioned as did the emergence of Ibsen's Norwegian plays in the American theatre. What was the first American ...
Henry Austin Dobson

Henry Austin Dobson  

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(1840–1921),an accomplished writer of verse of the lighter kind, with a particular fondness for French forms; many of his best‐known poems evoke the courtly elegance of French society of the 18th ...
Henry Vizetelly

Henry Vizetelly  

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 (1820–94) English publisher and journalist.Vizetelly set up several printing, engraving, and publishing firms—the best known is Vizetelly & Co., inaugurated in 1880, which specialized in cheap ...
Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure  

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A novel by T. Hardy, originally printed in abridged form in Harper's New Monthly Magazine (1894–5, as Hearts Insurgent), then in the 1895 edition of his works.In the author's words, it is a story ‘of ...
London Mercury

London Mercury  

A monthly literary periodical founded in 1919 by J. C. Squire, who edited it until 1934, and used it in its early days as a vehicle to condemn Modernism. Contributors included de la Mare, Chesterton, ...
Michael Arlen

Michael Arlen  

(1895–1956),wrote many ornate and mannered novels of fashionable London life, but is chiefly remembered for his best‐seller The Green Hat (1924).
New Sculpture

New Sculpture  

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A trend in British sculpture between about 1880 and 1910 characterized chiefly by an emphasis on naturalistic surface detail and a taste for the spiritual or Symbolist in subject matter, in reaction ...
Poetry Society

Poetry Society  

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A society founded in 1909 (as the Poetry Recital Society) for the promotion of poetry and the art of speaking verse, and sponsored by many literary figures including G. Murray, A. P. Graves, Sturge ...
Samuel Rowlands

Samuel Rowlands  

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(?1565–1630),a writer of satirical tracts, epigrams, jests, etc., mainly in verse. His works include a satire on the manners of Londoners, The Letting of Humors Blood in the Head‐Vaine (1600); 'Tis ...
Savile Club

Savile Club  

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Founded in 1868 as the Eclectic Club, renamed in 1869 the New Club, and from 1871, the Savile Club. The club has always had a strong literary tradition; members have included R. L. Stevenson, Hardy, ...
Sir Hamo Thornycroft

Sir Hamo Thornycroft  

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(b London, 9 Mar. 1850; d Oxford, 18 Dec. 1925).British sculptor, one of the leading exponents of the New Sculpture. Early in his career he concentrated on idealized figures in which he expressed a ...
Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy  

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(1840–1928),born at Upper Bockhampton, near Dorchester in Dorset, son of a stonemason. At the age of 16 he was articled to a local architect and when he was 22 he went to London to continue his ...
Thomas Lodge

Thomas Lodge  

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( c.1557–1625)English author of Rosalynde; his Wit's Misery (1596) refers to an Ur-Hamlet: ‘the vizard of the ghost which cried so miserably at the Theatre, like an oyster-wife, “Hamlet, revenge!”’
Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Thomas Lovell Beddoes  

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(1803–49),published in 1821 The Improvisatore and in 1822 The Bride's Tragedy. His most important work, Death's Jest‐Book, or the Fool's Tragedy (1850), appeared after his death by suicide at Basle. ...
William Barnes

William Barnes  

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(1801–1866) British poetPoetical Pieces (1820) PoetryOrra (1822) PoetryPoems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect (1844) PoetryPoems, Partly of Rural Life (1846) PoetryHwomely Rhymes (1859) PoetryThe ...

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