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Angus Wilson

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(1913–1991) British writer. He was knighted in 1980. Angus Wilson was born in England but spent part of his childhood in South Africa, his mother's homeland, before ...

Angus Wilson

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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25 words

...0Angus Angus Wilson 1913 – 91 English novelist and short-story writer Once a Catholic always a Catholic. The Wrong Set (1949) p. 168 Once a ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
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23 words

...0Angus Angus Wilson 1913 – 91 English novelist and short-story writer Once a Catholic always a Catholic. The Wrong Set (1949) Once a ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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Quotations
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25 words

...0Angus Angus Wilson 1913 – 91 English novelist and short-story writer Once a Catholic always a Catholic. The Wrong Set (1949) p. 168 Once a ...

Wilson, Sir Angus

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Literature, Society and culture
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98 words

..., Sir Angus ( 1913–91 ), novelist and short‐story writer : b. Bexhill‐on‐Sea ; educ. London ( Westminster ) and Oxford ( Merton College ); works in London ( British Museum ) 1930s and 1940s; works in Bletchley (Bletchley Park) during the Second World War; stays at Little Hadham 1949 ; keeps flat in London ( Westminster ) from 1955 ; lives in Felsham Woodside from 1955 ; teaches in Norwich (University of East Anglia). ‘Raspberry Jam’ 1949 , Anglo‐Saxon Attitudes 1956 , The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot 1958 , The Old Men at the Zoo 1961 , The...

Wilson, Sir Angus

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Literature
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200 words

..., Sir Angus ( Frank Johnstone ) ( 1913–91 ) Novelist . His volumes of short stories, The Wrong Set ( 1949 ) and Such Darling Dodos ( 1950 ), revealed an outstanding talent for satiric mimicry and sharp social observation. His first novel, Hemlock and After ( 1952 ), about an attempt to establish a writers' centre in a country house, was followed by Anglo-Saxon Attitudes ( 1956 ), whose plot revolves around an archaeological forgery reminiscent of the Piltdown case. The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot ( 1958 ), The Old Men at the Zoo ( 1961 ). Late...

Wilson, [Sir] Angus

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., [Sir] Angus [ Frank Johnstone Wilson ] ( 1913–1991 ) British novelist , short-story writer , and critic The Wrong Set, and Other Stories ( 1949 ) Fiction Short Stories Such Darling Dodos, and Other Stories ( 1950 ) Fiction Short Stories Hemlock and After ( 1952 ) Fiction For Whom the Cloche Tolls ( 1953 ) Non-Fiction The Mulberry Bush ( 1955 ) Drama Anglo-Saxon Attitudes ( 1956 ) Fiction A Bit Off the Map, and Other Stories ( 1957 ) Fiction Short Stories The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot ( 1958 ) Fiction The Old Men...

Wilson, Sir Angus

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

..., Sir Angus ( Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson ) ( 1913–91 ), British novelist , born in Bexhill, East Sussex, educated at Westminster School and at Merton College, Oxford. He served in Intelligence during the Second World War; from 1949 to 1955 he was Deputy Superintendent of the Reading Room at the British Museum; from 1966 he was Professor of English Literature at East Anglia University. A nervous crisis brought about Wilson's earlier writing; a major theme of his fiction is the dilemma of morally aware individuals when all that they take for...

Wilson, Sir Angus

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Literature
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411 words

..., Sir Angus ( Frank Johnstone ) ( 1913–91 ) Novelist , born in Bexhill, educated at Westminster School and Merton College, Oxford. During the war he worked on decoding at Bletchley Park, returning in 1946 to the British Museum where he became deputy superintendent of the Reading Room, a post he resigned in 1955 to become a freelance writer. His first two volumes, The Wrong Set ( 1949 ) and Such Darling Dodos ( 1950 ), were of short stories, and revealed an outstanding talent for satiric mimicry and sharp social observation. Along with a Dickensian...

Wilson, Sir Angus (Frank Johnstone)

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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..., Sir Angus (Frank Johnstone) ( 1913–1991 ) British writer. He was knighted in 1980 . Angus Wilson was born in England but spent part of his childhood in South Africa, his mother's homeland, before completing his education at Westminster School and Merton College, Oxford. In 1936 he went to work in the department of printed books in the British Museum (now the British Library). During World War II he worked for the Foreign Office ( 1942–46 ) but then returned to the Museum to supervise the replacement of books lost in the war. His first volumes of...

Wilson, Sir Angus

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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59 words
Wilson, Sir Angus

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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70 words
Angus Wilson

Angus Wilson  

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(1913–1991)British writer. He was knighted in 1980.Angus Wilson was born in England but spent part of his childhood in South Africa, his mother's homeland, before completing his education at ...
Britain and America: A Common Heritage

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George Redmonds

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...could be both important and hereditary, and the surname may have stabilized there as early as the 13th century. In 1881 there were 550 people so called in Britain, and 471 of these lived in Scotland, principally in Angus. The variant Durward was less common, with a total of 326, but 302 of these lived in Scotland, mostly in Aberdeen and Angus. The English by‐name has therefore nothing to do with the modern surname. The distribution of Hunter illustrates the predominantly Scottish history of what is considered by many to be a characteristic English surname....

Troilus and Cressida

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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... and Othello its likeliest date of composition is 1602 . Dorothy Tutin as Cressida, with Max Adrian as Pandarus, in the John Barton–Peter Hall Troilus and Cressida , RSC, 1960: one reviewer described her as a ‘rippling wisp of carnality that is almost unbearably alluring’. Angus McBean ©Royal Shakespeare Company Text: This ambiguous play has a thoroughly ambiguous textual history. Despite its 1603 entry in the Stationers’ Register, the play appeared in quarto only in 1609 , in an edition (set from Shakespeare’s foul papers ) which exists in two...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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History, Local and Family History
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... Gloucestershire . Later in the same century came the publication of the magnificent three volumes of engravings of medieval monasteries, castles, palaces, and town panoramas by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck ( 1774 ). Subsequent examples of the country house genre include W. Angus , The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry in Great Britain and Wales ( 1787 ), W. Watts , The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry ( 1779 ), and R. Ackerman's Views of the Country Seats of the Royal Family, Nobility and Gentry in England ( 1830 ). John Harris has published A...

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes  

A novel by Angus Wilson, published in 1956. The novel concerns the excavation of a tomb in Suffolk, of the seventh-century Bishop Eorpwald, which has had a profound effect on ...
Felsham

Felsham  

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SuffolkVillage between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. To satisfy in part his ‘extreme visual attachment to the English countryside’ Angus Wilson moved to a cottage at Felsham Woodside in ...
Bexhill-on-Sea

Bexhill-on-Sea  

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East SussexTown and seaside resort. The novelist Angus Wilson was born at Dunscore, on Dorset Road, in 1913, but his childhood was peripatetic because of the fluctuating circumstances brought ...
Bletchley

Bletchley  

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BedfordshireTown now part of Milton Keynes. The novelist Angus Wilson and the poets Henry Reed and Vernon Watkins all worked on the breaking of Enigma and other German codes at Bletchley Park during ...
Little Hadham

Little Hadham  

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HertfordshireVillage near Bishop's Stortford. Angus Wilson wrote the story ‘Raspberry Jam’ (1949) here during a period of mental recuperation. The story launched his literary career.

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