Baring, Maurice, 1874-1945

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Birth 1874-04-27
Death 1945-12-14
English, French

Biographical notes:

Maurice Baring, novelist, poet, journalist, essayist and Russian translator.

From the description of Maurice Baring collection, 1891-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81845005

From the description of Maurice Baring collection, 1891-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148207

Baring was an English author. Lucas was an English author and publisher. Chaundy was a bibliographer.

From the description of Papers, 1918-1932. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82480909

From the guide to the Papers, 1918-1932., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Maurice Baring was born into an aristocratic family, educated at Cambridge and Oxford, and travelled abroad. A life-long interest in languages helped him succeed in various posts in Britain's diplomatic corps. He then elected to pursue a literary career, serving as military correspondent during the Russo-Japanese war. A writer of diverse forms and consistent quality, he is perhaps best remembered for his novels, which emphasize character study and social commentary. He also wrote poetry, journalism, criticism, parodies, plays, memoirs, short stories, and biographies, and served as translator or compiler for a number of works.

From the description of Maurice Baring letter to Countess Benckendorff, 1927 May 9. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 66267213

English writer and poet.

In early life Baring served in the Diplomatic Service, but then turned to journalism and writing. He converted to Catholicism in 1909. In addition to verse, he published plays, essays, short stories and novels. Of his various genre styles, his novels remain the most popular: C (1924), Cat's cradle (1925), and Daphne Adeane (1926).

From the description of Maurice Baring papers, 1920-1963 (bulk 1937-1943). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 30785754


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