Walpole, Hugh, 1884-1941

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Birth 1884-03-13
Death 1941-06-01

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English novelist.

From the description of Hugh Walpole collection, 1910-1939. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70925561

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Brackenburn, Keswick, to [James] Bain, 1931 Apr. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270658346

From the description of Sons and Lovers. A Preface : autograph manuscript signed, fair copy with a few revisions : [n.p.], 1923 June 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270658363

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Munich, to Mrs. Joan Severn, 1922 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270658357

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : London, to Miss Katharine de B. Parsons, 1922 July 1 and 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270658353

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to S.C. Cockerell, 1923 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270658340

Novelist Hugh Walpole was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and educated at Cambridge. After graduation, he supported himself by teaching and began writing novels, gradually building an impressive body of work that earned him significant popularity during his lifetime. A tireless lecturer, he promoted his works with tours and autograph signings that gave him a notable public presence, and contributed to his popularity. A talented writer, his work was marked by traditional themes and values, which some modernist critics found old-fashioned; however, his novels were publicly praised by Henry James, Virginia Woolf, and Joseph Conrad, and were consistently popular. Walpole was an important part of London's literary society between the wars, publishing a novel or collection almost every year.

From the description of Hugh Walpole letters to My dear Pinker, 1921. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 72827603

Walpole, British author.

From the description of [Letter, 19]39 Aug. 28, 90 Piccadilly, W. l [London, to] Miss Johnson / Hugh Walpole. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 464287208

English author.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) and typed letter signed : Edinburgh and London, to Tom Turner, 1937 Mar. 15-1940 Dec. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270856344

Sir Hugh Walpole was a British novelist, short story writer, and literary critic.

From the description of Sir Hugh Walpole collection of papers, 1909-1962 bulk (1913-1937). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122639821

From the guide to the Sir Hugh Walpole collection of papers, 1909-1962, 1913-1937, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Hugh Walpole, 1884-1941, born Auckland, New Zealand, author, moved to England at age 5, educated at Cambridge, father became Bishop of Edinburgh in 1910. Wrote The Herries Chronicle, many pieces of fiction, short stories and novels, and diaries.

William Orton Tewson, 1877-1947, born Penge, Surrey, England, editor, columnist, editor of Literary Review, New York Evening Post 1924-1926. Wrote "everybody" asking for their choice of the most beautiful line of poetry.

From the description of Letter to "My dear Tewson", 1924 August 10. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 60196188


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