Hugh Walpole, 1884-1941

Portrait

Biographical note

English novelist. A prolific writer, he published thirty-six novels, five volumes of short stories, two plays and three volumes of memoirs. His skill at scene-setting, his vivid plots, his high profile as a lecturer and his driving ambition brought him a large readership in the United Kingdom and North America. A best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s, his works have been neglected since his death.

Works

Novels

Short stories

  • The Golden Scarecrow [1915]
    Prologue -- Hugh Seymour -- Henry Fitzgeorge Strether -- Ernest Henry -- Angelina -- Bim Rochester -- Nancy Ross -- 'Enery -- Barbara Flint -- Sarah Trefusis -- Young John Scarlet -- Epilogue
  • The Thirteen Travellers [1920]
    Absalom Jay -- Fanny Close -- The Hon Clive Torby -- Miss Morganhurst -- Peter Westcott -- Lucy Moon -- Mrs Porter and Miss Allen -- Lois Drake -- Mr Nix -- Lizzie Rand -- Nobody -- Bombastes Furioso
  • The Silver Thorn [1928]
    The Little Donkeys with the Crimson Saddles -- The Tiger -- No Unkindness Intended -- Ecstasy -- A Picture -- Old Elizabeth (A Portrait) -- The Etching -- Chinese Horses -- The Tarn -- Major Wilbraham -- A Silly Old Fool -- The Enemy -- The Enemy in Ambush -- The Dove -- Bachelors
  • All Soul's Night [1933] The Whistle -- The Silver Mask -- The Staircase -- A Carnation for an Old Man -- Tarnhelm – or The Death of my Uncle Robert -- Mr Oddy -- Seashore Macabre – A Moment's Experience -- Lilac -- The Oldest Talland -- The Little Ghost -- Mrs Lunt -- Sentimental but True -- Portrait in Shadow -- The Snow -- The Ruby Glass -- Spanish Dusk
  • Head in Green Bronze and other stories [1938]
    Head in Green Bronze -- The German -- The Exile -- The Train -- The Haircut -- Let The Bores Tremble -- The Honey-Box -- The Fear of Death -- The Field with Five Trees -- Having No Hearts -- The Conjurer
  • Mr Huffam and Other Stories [1948]
    The White Cat -- The Train to the Sea -- The Perfect Close -- Service for the Blind -- The Faithful Servant -- Miss Thom -- Women are Motherly -- The Beard -- The Last Trump -- Green Tie -- The Church in the Snow -- Mr Huffam – A Christmas Story
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