Hugh Walpole, 1884-1941

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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

  • Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill [1911]
  • The Prelude to Adventure [1912]
  • Fortitude: Being a true and Faithful Account of the Education of an Adventurer [1913]
  • The Duchess Of Wrexe: Her Decline And Death, A Romantic Commentary [1914]
  • The Golden Scarecrow [1915]
  • The Dark Forest [1916]
  • Green Mirror [1917]
  • Jeremy [1919]
  • The Secret City [1919]
  • The Captives [1920]
  • The Young Enchanted [1921]
  • The Cathedral [1922]
  • Jeremy And Hamlet: A Chronicle of Certain Incidents in the Lives of a Boy, a Dog, And a Country Town [1923]
  • The Old Ladies [1924]
  • Portrait of a Man with Red Hair [1925]
  • Harmer John: An unwordly Story [1926]
  • Jeremy at Crale [1927]
  • Wintersmoon: Passages in the Lives of Two Sisters, Janet and Rosalind Grandison [1928]
  • Farthing Hall [1929] (with J B Priestley)
  • Hans Frost [1929]
  • The "Herries" Chronicles:
    • Rogue Herries [1930]
    • Judith Paris [1931]
    • The Fortress [1932]
    • Vanessa [1933]
  • Above the Dark Circus [1931]
  • Above The Dark Tumult: An Adventure [1931]
  • Captain Nicholas [1934]
  • The Inquisitor [1935]
  • A Prayer for My Son [1936]
  • John Cornelius [1937]
  • The Joyful Delaneys [1938]
  • The Haxtons [1939]
  • The Sea Tower [1939]
  • The Bright Pavilions [1940]
  • Roman Fountain [1940]
  • The Blind Mans House: A Quiet Story [1941]
  • The Killer and the Slain: A Strange Story [1942]
  • Katherine Christian [1944]
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