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British author Geoffrey Chaucer [1343-1400]         British author Virginia Woolf [1882-1941]         Irish playwright Samuel Beckett [1906-89]         British author C.S. Lewis [1898-1963]         British author Jane Austen [1775-1817]

back on Page 1:   top of page   •   Anthologies & Literary History   •   History of Britain   •   Links   •   Authors A thru F

here on Page 2:   Authors G thru L {just below}   •   Authors M thru R   •   Authors S thru Z

'The Inklings' Literary Society [1933-63] of Britain Page

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Kenneth Grahame [1859-1932]
http://www.kennethgrahamesociety.net/ + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Grahame

"The Wind In The Willows" [1908]

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poet & author Robert Graves [1895-1985]

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Graham Greene [1904-91]

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drawing of cartoon character Wally/Waldo (He's right here!)      Martin Handford
creator of the "Where's Wally/Waldo?" children's books
browse Martin Handford Store at AmazonIMDb listingWikipedia

"Where's Wally/Waldo?" children's books [created 1986, sold in 2007 for £2.5M]
browse booksU.K. official websiteUSA official website {redirect}Wikipedia

"Wally's World Magazine" [52 issues, Jan 1997 - Jan 1998]
"Wally's History of The World Magazine" [52 issues, Jan 1998 - Jan 1999]

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Thomas Hardy [1840-1928]
IMDb listingWikipedia
The Thomas Hardy Assn. [est. 1997] at University of St. Andrews in Scotland

"Far From The Madding Crowd" [1874]
"The Return of The Native" [1878]
"The Mayor of Casterbridge" [1886]
"Wessex Tales" [short stories 1888]
"Tess of The d'Urbervilles" [1891]
"Jude The Obscure" [1895]
"Wessex Poems and Other Verses" [1898]
"Thomas Hardy: The Complete Poems" [Macmillan, 1976]
"Thomas Hardy: The Complete Poems" [Palgrave, 2001] Edited by James Gibson

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physicist Stephen W. Hawking Page
at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

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James Hilton [1900-54]
remembered for several best-sellers, including "Lost Horizon" and "Goodbye, Mr. Chips", plus "Was It Murder?"

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Aldous Huxley [1894-1963]

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The Inklings of Oxford [1931-63]
The Inklings were a loose literary discussion society based at Magdalen College in Oxford, U.K. The group restarted in 1933 under leadership of C.S. Lewis; his tenure ended in late 1949; regular meetings 'during term' were on Thursday evenings at Lewis's or Tolkien's rooms and often on Tuesday midday at the Eagle and Child public house; after 1949, meetings were Thursday evenings at the Lamb and Flag across the street; regular meetings ended in 1963. Prominent and regular members included solicitor Owen Barfield, J.A.W. Bennett, Lord David Cecil, Nevill Coghill, Hugo Dyson, Adam Fox, Roger Lancelyn Green, Dr. Robert Havard, C.S. Lewis, his brother Warren Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, his son Christopher Tolkien, and publisher Charles Williams; sometimes attendees included John David Arnett, Sir Percy Bates, James Dundas-Grant, Jon Fromke, Colin Hardie, Gervase Mathew, R.B. McCallum, C.E. Stevens, John Wain, and Charles Leslie Wrenn. (Some accounts suggest that G.K. Chesterton and Dorothy L. Sayers were members, but neither actually attended any Inklings meetings.)

The information from this section was cut to 'The Inklings' Literary Society [1933-63] of Britain Page in Spring 2017.

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mystery author P.D. James [1920-2014]

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Dr. Samuel Johnson [1709-84]
Samuel Johnson entry at Wikipedia
27 works by Samuel Johnson online at Project Gutenberg
Dr. Samuel Johnson [1709-84] Quotations Page at Working Minds

Complete Works of Samuel Johnson Illustrated in Kindle format from Delphi Classics  
"Delphi Complete Works of Samuel Johnson (Illustrated)" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [9/2013] for $2.51 {sic}
Quite complete, according to list on Amazon: sections include Essays & Pamphlets, selections from the Dictionary, Biographies (3), Criticism, The Poems (2 indexes), Criticism by others, one novella, one stageplay, plus the Boswell biography & three others
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author James Joyce [1882-1941] expatriate to Europe from Dublin, Ireland
http://www.amazon.com/Works-James-Joyce-Illustrated-ebook/dp/B005UHIYN8/
James Joyce Irish Bar [est. 1996] in Downtown Santa Barbara, California

"In Bed With Ulysses: The Story Behind James Joyce's Ulysses"
documentary feature [indep June 2012]
In Bed With Ulysses documentary feature  The creation of the book that many consider the greatest in English literature took an extreme toll on the author and his family. Written, co-produced & co-directed by Alan Adelson; co-produced, co-directed & edited by Kate Taverna; featuring Michael Barsanti, Sylvia Beach, Christopher Cerf, Michael Groden, Colum McCann, Helen Monaghan, Robert Nicholson, Edna O'Brien, Rafael Siev, with actors & voice actors including Allyn Burrows, Chris Ceraso, Kathleen Chalfant, Rufus Collins, Jerry Matz, Paul McIsaac, Robert Zukerman
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch official trailer [1:41] at Vimeo

"The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle For James Joyce's Ulysses" [Penguin Press] by Kevin Birmingham 9781594203367

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mystery author H.R.F. Keating [1926-2011] Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

creator of the Inspector Ghote of Bombay, India mystery series

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
[Joseph] Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936] Page
top of pageshort profilestoriesnovelspoemsother worksmovies, plays, other media
Kindle Editionsworks about Rudyard Kiplingimage galleryfamily & friendslinks

Spirit of America Bookstore's
Kipling's "The Jungle Books" Stories & Movies Page

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writer & essayist Charles Lamb [1775-1834]
best known for his "Essays of Elia" and for the children's book "Tales From Shakespeare", which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb [1764–1847]

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poet Philip (Arthur) Larkin [1922-85]
One of Britain's greatest and most misunderstood post-World War II poets; his poems
are beloved in Britain, though largely unknown in America.

"The North Ship" [poetry 1945]
"Jill" [1946 novel]
"A Girl In Winter" [1947 novel]
"The Less Deceived" [poetry 1955]
"The Whitsun Weddings" [poetry 1964]
"High Windows" [poetry 1974]

"Philip Larkin: Life, Art, and Love" biography [Bloomsbury] by James Booth 9781620407813

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D.H. Lawrence [1885-1930]
http://www.amazon.com/Works-D-H-Lawrence-Illustrated-ebook/dp/B0050SQLMS/

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soldier & author T.E. Lawrence [1888-1935]

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British author John le Carré
{ real name David John Moore Cornwell [b. 1931] }
all books & audioofficial websiteIMDb listingWikipedia

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British author C.S. Lewis [1898-1963] Page
at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

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British TV writer-producer John Lloyd
all books & audioIMDb listingWikipedia
TED Talks homepage (videos from 2009 & 2012)

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Dame Ngaio Marsh, OBE [1899-1982] of New Zealand
browse booksbrowse audioIMDb listingWikipedia

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British author Andrew Martin Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

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W. Somerset Maugham [1874-1965]

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British mystery author Keith Miles Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

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A.A. {Alan Alexander} Milne [1882-1956]
IMDb listing [since 1920]Wikipedia

June 1929 audio recording with slide show [6:38] of Milne reading a chapter of 'Winnie The Pooh' {on YouTube}

The Red House Mystery novel by A.A. Milne  "The Red House Mystery" [1922] by A.A. Milne
Mark Ablett's house party goes well until his brother Robert returns from Australia and joins the festivities. Shortly after Robert's arrival, he is found dead, and Mark disappears. Tony Gillingham is the stranger who decides to investigate, and what follows is a witty whodunit, the only murder mystery that Milne ever wrote.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
Dell mass pb [7/87] out of print/90+ used
Serenity Publrs 9x6 pb [10/2009] for $5.99
North Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [6/2005] for $23.49
E.P. Dutton hardcover [5/70] out of print/used
True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh children's book by Sally M. Walker  
"Winnie: The True Story of The Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh"
[ages 4-9; 2015] by Sally M. Walker, Illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss

Henry Holt and Co. BYR hardcover [1/2015] for $13.73

more details (synopses, sequels, stageplays, posters, books & ebooks, links, merchandise) on
the "Winnie The Pooh & Friends" Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Canadian author L.M. {Lucy Maud} Montgomery, OBE [1874-1942] Page

Most famous for the "Anne of Green Gables" books; during her lifetime she published 22 novels, over 500 short stories, 700 articles,
an autobiography, and a book of poetry, and left behind a series of journals going back 50 years.

Spirit of America Bookstore's "Anne of Green Gables" Novels & Stories Page

The Works of L.M. Montgomery (Illustrated) in Kindle format from Delphi Classics  "The Works of L.M. Montgomery (Illustrated)" for Kindle [2012]
5300-page Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [11/2012] for $1.99 {sic}
includes eight original (public domain) 'Green Gables' novels; two books of 'Green Gables' short stories; three 'Emily' novels; "Kilmeny of The Orchard" [1910 novel]; "The Story Girl" [1911 novel]; "The Golden Road" [1913 novel]; uncollected short stories (with two indexes); poetry (with two indexes); scarce non-fiction book "Courageous Women" [1934]; autobiography "The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career" [serialized 1917, book 1974]; and eight critical & contextual pieces
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Sir John Clifford Mortimer, CBE [1923-2009]

"The Best of Rumpole: Chosen By the Author" [11/1994] by John Mortimer
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Rumpole-Chosen-Author/dp/0140176845/

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Sir Andrew Motion
poet, critic, novelist, biographer, professor, and former U.K. Poet Laureate
browse all booksWikipedia

Return to Treasure Island book by Andrew Motion   "Silver: Return To Treasure Island" [2012] by Andrew Motion
Jim Hawkins's son and John Silver's daughter organize a return to Treasure
Island
to bring back the pirate treasure left behind forty years previous.

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [8/2012] for $11.99
Jonathan Cape 9x6 pb [8/2012] out of print/used
Crown Books 9½x6½ hardcover [8/2012] for $16.32
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short story writer Alice Munro [b. 1931] of Canada
winner of the 1986 Marian Engel Award, the 1998 Giller Prize, and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

Selected Stories 1968-1994 book by Alice Munro  "Selected Stories, 1968-1994" [1996]
by Alice Munro

Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [12/2011] for $10.45
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [11/97] for $11.00
Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [10/96] out of print/used
Family Furnishings / Selected Stories 1995-2014 book by Alice Munro  "Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014" [2014]
by Alice Munro

Kindle Edition from Knopf/Random House [11/2014] for $12.99
Knopf 9½x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [11/2014] for $22.89
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author Edith Nesbit [1858-1924] of U.K.
English author and poet Edith Nesbit published books for children under the name of E. Nesbit; she wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books of fiction for children.
She was also a political activist and co-founded socialist organisation The Fabian Society in 1884.

Seven months pregnant, Edith married bank clerk Hubert Bland in April 1880; their marriage was both open and stormy; Hubert fathered several more children by other women, and brought them into the household; Edith is said to have had an affair with fellow Fabian Society member George Bernard Shaw. Nesbit's children were Paul Bland [1880-1940], Iris Bland [1881-1950s]; and Fabian Bland [1885-1900]; her adopted children (fathered by Hubert) were Rosamund Bland [1886-1950] and John Bland [1899-1971].
Edith Nesbit entry at WikipediaEdith Nesbit credits list at IMDb

'The Essential E. Nesbit Collection' in Kindle format  "The Essential E. Nesbit Collection, Illustrated (16 books)" for Kindle [6/2009]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [6/2009] for $1.99 {sic}
contains 16 books of fiction, with 10 unique illustrations: "In Homespun" [1896]; "Beautiful Stories From Shake-speare" [1897 & 1907]; "The Story of The Treasure Seekers" [1899]; "The Wouldbegoods" [1901]; "The Book of Dragons" [stories 1901]; "Five Children and It" [1902]; "New Treasure Seekers" [1904]; "The Phoenix and The Carpet" [1904]; "Oswald Bastable and Others" [stories 1905]; "The Railway Children" [1906]; "The Story of The Amulet" [1906]; "The Incomplete Amorist" [1906]; "The Enchanted Castle" [1907]; "Harding's Luck" [1909]; "The Magic City" [1910]; and "The Magic World" [stories 1912]
Complete Works of E. Nesbit in Kindle format from Delphi Classics  
"The Complete {Works} of E. Nesbit" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [10/2013] for $2.51
contains 14 children's novels, 8 novels for adults, 10 short story collections (with 2 indexes), 6 poetry collections (with 2 indexes), plus non-fiction, Nesbit's autobiography, and critical essays by others
Edith Nesbit Megapack in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The E. Nesbit Megapack: 26 Classic Novels and Stories" for Kindle [2014]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [1/2014] for 99¢ {sic}
contains 7 novels: "The Story of The Treasure Seekers" [1899]; "Five Children and It" [1902]; "The Phoenix and The Carpet" [1904]; "The Story of The Amulet" [1906]; "The Railway Children" [1906]; "The Enchanted Castle" [1907]; and "The Magic City" [1910]; and 19 short stories
see also Spirit of America Bookstore's "The Railway Children" Novel & Movies Page

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author Edna O'Brien [b. 1930] of U.K.
important Irish author living in London since 1960s
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

Faber & Faber published her memoir "Country Girl" in 2012

"The Love Object: Selected Stories" [Little, Brown 2015] by Edna O'Brien, Introduction by John Banville
The 31 stories represent a half-century of O'Brien's literary short fiction, collected in one volume for the first time.
http://www.amazon.com/Love-Object-Selected-Stories-ebook/dp/B00NERQSD4/
http://www.amazon.com/Love-Object-Selected-Stories/dp/0316378267/

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Baroness Emma Orczy [1865-1947]
full name Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála 'Emmuska' Orczy de Orci
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

armchair detective The Old Man series

Lady Molly of Scotland Yard series

The Scarlet Pimpernel series
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scarlet_Pimpernel

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
George Orwell [1903-50] Page

George Orwell Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

      Spirit of America Bookstore's "Animal Farm" 1945 Novel & Movies Page

    GREEN CHECK: listed #4 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'       Spirit of America Bookstore's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" 1949 Novel & Movies Page

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mystery author Ellis Peters {real name Edith Pargeter} [1913-95]
browse all booksbrowse audioIMDb listingWikipedia

Brother Cadfael in XIIth Century Britain series
series booksbrowse videos/DVDsWikipedia

Insp. George Felse series: series books

Edith Pargeter entry at U.K. Literary Heritage
Bastulli's Felse Family fanpage
AW's Brother Cadfael fansite
SC's "Cadfael Chronicles" fansite
AK's Brother Cadfael fansite {in German or English}

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Harold Pinter [1930-2008]

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children's author Beatrix Potter [1866-1943]
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

"The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots", a 'lost' Potter work first published in Fall 2016; includes only one of her illustrations
https://www.amazon.com/Tale-Kitty-Boots-Peter-Rabbit/dp/0241249449/

Celebration of Beatrix Potter book  "A Celebration of Beatrix Potter: Art and Letters By More Than 30 of Today's Favorite Children's Book Illustrators" [ages 8 & up; 2016]
Kindle Edition from Warne/Penguin Group [11/2016] for $12.99
Frederick Warne Books 11x8¾ hardcover [11/2016] for $16.65

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Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch [1863-1944] who was known as 'Q'

The Oxford Book Of English Verse, 1250-1918 anthology edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch  "Oxford Book Of English Verse, 1250-1918" [orig 1900]
Chosen & Edited by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

Oxford Univ Press 7¼x5 hardcover [3/63] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 7½x5 hardcover [1940] out of print/used
On the Art of Writing lectures by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch  "On The Art of Writing: Cambridge Lectures, 1913-1914" [1916]
includes the origination of the literary concept 'murder your darlings', which is to delete those especially-delicious phrases and paragraphs that are actually unnecessary
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [7/2013] for $8.09
Dover Publns 8½x5¾ pb [2/2006] for $9.45
BiblioLife 9¼x6 hardcover [8/2008] for $27.27
available as free online etext at Internet Archive
On the Art of Reading lectures by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch  "On The Art of Reading: Cambridge Lectures, 1916" [1920]
by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
IndoEuropean Publng 9x6 pb [5/2012] for $15.26
BiblioBazaar 8x5 pb [4/2007] for $17.91
BiblioLife 9¼x6 hardcover [8/2008] for $26.09
available as free online etext at Internet Archive
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Scottish mystery author Ian Rankin

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children's author Arthur Ransome [1884-1967]
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

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Sax Rohmer [1853-1959]
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

creator of Dr. Fu Manchu

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J.K. (Joanne) Rowling
official J.K. Rowling websiteJoanne 'Jo' Rowling entry at Wikipedia

creator of student wizard Harry Potter
Harry Potter Books & Movies Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

Spirit of America Bookstore's J.K. Rowling Page

J.K. Rowling Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

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philosopher Bertrand Russell [1872-1970]

Bertrand Russell Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website
Bertrand Russell Page at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

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Italian-English author Rafael Sabatini [1875-1950]
http://www.amazon.com/The-Rafael-Sabatini-Megapack-ebook/dp/B008PRT470/

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Victoria Mary 'Vita' Sackville-West [1892-1962]
IMDb listingWikipedia

Spoken Word recordings of The Bloomsbury Group audio CD from The British Library  "The Spoken Word: The Bloomsbury Group" [2009] from The British Library
The British Library audio CD set [11/2009] 21 tracks on 2 disks for $25.00
speakers include: Clive Bell; Quentin Bell; Elizabeth Bowen; Gerald Brenan; David Cecil; Margery Fry; Angelica Garnett; David Garnett; Duncan Grant (discussing the infamous Dreadnought Hoax); Grace Higgins; John Lehmann; Desmond McCarthy; Benedict Nicholson; Harold Nicholson; Frances Partridge; Ralph Partridge; William Plomer; Bertrand Russell; Vita Sackville-West (about the inspi-ration behind Virginia Woolf’s "Orlando"); Leonard Woolf; and Virginia Woolf

"Behind The Mask: A Life of Vita Sackville-West" [St. Martin's Press 6/2015] by Matthew Dennison
http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Mask-Life-Vita-Sackville-West-ebook/dp/B00PP63PAG/
http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Mask-Life-Vita-Sackville-West/dp/0007486987/
http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Mask-Life-Vita-Sackville-West/dp/1250033942/

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short story master Saki {Hector Hugh 'H.H.' Munro} [1870-1916]
browse Saki Store at AmazonIMDb listing {1940-2013}Wikipedia

The Complete Saki in Kindle format from Bybliotech   "The Complete Saki: 144 Collected Novels and Short Stories" for Kindle [2014]
Kindle Edition from Bybliotech [4/2014] for 99¢ {sic}
'perfectly captures the trivial absurdities of the Edwardian era in England' • contents includes two novels: "When William Came" and "The Unbearable Bassington", and six short story collections: "Reginald", "Reginald In Russia and Other Sketches", "The Chronicles of Clovis", "Beasts and Super-Beasts", "The Toys of Peace and Other Papers", and "The Square Egg and Other Sketches"
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mystery author Dorothy L. Sayers [1893-1957] Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

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historian Simon Schama
Columbia University faculty homepageIMDb listingWikipedia

15-episode BBC-TV series History of Britain DVD box set  "Simon Schama: A History of Britain" TV series [2000]
15-episode TV series written & hosted by historian Simon Schama; begins circa 3500 BCE and ends at 1965; first broadcast in U.K. from 9/2000 to 2002, in USA on A&E from 10/2001 to ??
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
"Simon Schama: A History of Britain (Special Edition)" DVD Box Set [2010]
includes 15 episodes plus promo, interviews & John Donne docufilm
BBC Home Ent. widescreen color DVD set [8/2010] 6 disks for $32.49
"A History of Britain: The Complete Collection" DVD Box Set [2002]
A&E Home Video color DVD set [11/2002] 5 disks - out of prodn/used

3-volume History of Britain by historian Simon Schama  "A History of Britain, Volume 1: At The Edge of The World, 3000 BC - 1603 AD" [2000]
Miramax Books pb [10/2000] out of print/used
Miramax/Hyperion 10x7¾ hardcover [10/2000] out of print/100+ used
Miramax Books hardcover [10/2000] out of print/70+ used
"A History of Britain, Volume 2: The Wars of The British, 1603-1776" [2001]
Random House pb [2009] out of print/many used
BBC Books 9¾x7¾ hardcover [10/2001] out of print/40+ used
Miramax Books 9¾x7½ hardcover [10/2001] out of print/used
"A History of Britain, Volume 3: Fate of Empire, 1776-2000" [2002]
BBC Books 9¼x6 pb [5/2003] out of print/used
BBC Books 10x8 hardcover [10/2002] out of print/used

"Simon Schama's Shakespeare" [2012] /tt2206714/
two-episode TV miniseries: "Hollow Crowns" and "This England (2012)

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Sir Walter Scott [1771-1832]
Walter Scott was born on 15 August 1771 at Edinburgh, Scotland; childhood polio crippled his left foot. Although he grew into a tall and energetic man, poor health interrupted his studies at Edinburgh University; he apprenticed at his father's legal firm for a year, then returned to Edinburgh University to become a lawyer. He married Charlotte Charpentier, a Frenchwoman, on Christmas Day 1797; they had four children and remained happily married until her death in 1826. Walter Scott was granted a baronetcy in 1820.
Walter Scott was so successful at writing poetry that he was offered the Poet Laureateship of the U.K. in 1813, which he turned down. He anonymously published his first novel "Waverley" in 1814, which quickly became one of the most successful English language novels ever published. The 27 'Waverly novels' were published thru 1831 (and the posthumous 'Siege of Malta' in 2008). "Rob Roy" was published in 1817, "Ivanhoe" in 1820, "Kenilworth" in 1821, "Quentin Durward" in 1823, and a biography of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1827.
After suffering a stroke and paralysis in 1831, Sir Walter Scott died at age 61 on 21 September 1832.

Walter Scott credits at Internet Movie DatabaseWalter Scott entry at Wikipedia

Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott in Kindle format from Delphi Classics   "Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott (Illustrated)" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [2/2011] for $2.99 {sic}
contains 26 novels beautifully illustrated with images relating to Scott’s life and works; concise introductions to the novels and other texts; many works are fully illustrated with their original artwork; rare novels and shorter fiction; rare poetry collections and plays, with special chronological & alpha-betical contents tables for the poetry; a wide selection of non-fiction; two biographies; and a special criticism section with essays by Henry James, Leslie Stephen, Charles Dickens, Andrew Lang, Victor Hugo, and others.
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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616] Page

'Shakespeare On Film' Festival Pages at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

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George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]
Broadway creditsentry at Wikipedia

George Bernard Shaw Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

"Immaturity" [1879 novel]
"The Irrational Knot" [1880 novel]
"Love Among The Artists" [1881 novel]
"Cashel Byron’s Profession" [1882 novel]
"An Unsocial Socialist" [1883 novel]
"The Miraculous Revenge" [1885 story]
"Mrs. Warren’s Profession" [1893 stageplay]
"The Philanderer" [1893 stageplay]
"Arms and The Man" [1894 stageplay]
"Candida" [1894 stageplay]
"The Devil’s Disciple" [1897 stageplay]
"The Man of Destiny" [1897 stageplay]
"You Never Can Tell" [1897 stageplay]
"Caesar and Cleopatra" [1898 stageplay]
"The Perfect Wagnerite, Commentary On The Ring" [1898]

"Captain Brassbound’s Conversion" [1900 stageplay]
"The Admirable Bashville" [1901 stageplay]
"Man and Superman" [1903 stageplay]
"Maxims For Revolutionists" [1903]
"Revolutionist’s Handbook and Pocket Companion" [1903]
"How He Lied To Her Husband" [1904 one-act play]
"John Bull’s Other Island" [1904 stageplay]
'Preface' and "Major Barbara" [1905 stageplay]
'Preface On Doctors' and "The Doctor’s Dilemma" [1906 stageplay]
"Getting Married" [1908 stageplay]
"Press Cuttings" [1909 stageplay]
"The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet" [1909 one-act play]

"Dark Lady of The Sonnets" [1910 stageplay]
"Fanny’s First Play" [1910 stageplay] first major stage success
"Misalliance" [1910 stageplay]
"Treatise On Parents and Children" [1910]
'Preface' and "Androcles and The Lion" [1912 stageplay]
"Overruled" [1912 one-act play]
"Great Catherine: Whom Glory Still Adores" [1913 one-act play]
"Pygmalion" [1913 stageplay]
"The Inca of Perusalem" [1915 one-act play]
"O’Flaherty V.C." [1915 one-act play]
"Augustus Does His Bit: A True To Life Farce" [1916 one-act play]
"Annajanska, The Bolshevik Empress" [1917 one-act play]
"Heartbreak House" [1919 stageplay]

"Back To Methuselah" [1921 science fiction play cycle]
Shaw's play is written in five parts; it was produced in three parts at Washington Stage Guild [est. 1986] in DC - the third was staged in March-April 2017

The Spoken Word recordings of Bernard Shaw from The British Library  "The Spoken Word: Bernard Shaw" [2009] from The British Library
audio CD with booklet [9/2009] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
ten radio programmes, from 1931 to 1947; shortest 47 seconds,
longest 32:15, total 128 minutes

Essential Bernard Shaw Collection in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "The Essential Bernard Shaw Collection" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [11/2012] for $1.99
contains Shaw's novels and stageplays and other works, and the biography by G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936]: "The Admirable Bashville" [1901 stageplay]; 'Preface' and "Androcles and The Lion" [1912 stageplay]; "Annajanska, The Bolshevik Empress" [1917 one-act play]; "Arms and The Man" [1894 stageplay]; "Augustus Does His Bit: A True To Life Farce" [1916 one-act play]; "Back To Methuselah" [1921]; "Caesar and Cleopatra" [1898 stageplay]; "Candida" [1894 stageplay]; "Captain Brass-bound’s Conversion" [1900 stageplay]; "Cashel Byron’s Profession" [1882 novel]; "Dark Lady of The Sonnets" [1910 stageplay]; "The Devil’s Disciple" [1897 stage-play]; 'Preface On Doctors' and "The Doctor’s Dilemma" [1906 stageplay]; "Fanny’s First Play" [1910 stageplay]; "Getting Married" [1908 stageplay]; "Great Cath-erine: Whom Glory Still Adores" [1913 one-act play]; "Heartbreak House" [1919 stageplay]; "How He Lied To Her Husband" [1904 one-act play]; "The Inca of Peru-salem" [1915 one-act play]; "The Irrational Knot" [1880 novel]; "John Bull’s Other Island" [1904 stageplay]; 'Preface' and "Major Barbara" [1905 stageplay]; "Man and Superman" [1903 stageplay]; "The Man of Destiny" [1897 stageplay]; "Maxims For Revolutionists" [1903]; "The Miraculous Revenge" [1885 story]; "Mis-alliance" [1910 stageplay]; "Mrs. Warren’s Profession" [1893 stageplay]; "O’Flaherty V.C." [1915 one-act play]; "Overruled" [1912 one-act play]; "The Perfect Wagnerite, Commentary On The Ring" [1898]; "The Philanderer" [1893 stageplay]; "Press Cuttings" [1909 stageplay]; "Pygmalion" [1913 stageplay]; "Revolutionist’s Handbook and Pocket Companion" [1903]; "The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet" [1909 one-act play]; "Treatise On Parents and Children" [1910]; "An Unsocial Socialist" [1883 novel]; and "You Never Can Tell" [1897 stageplay]

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Scottish children's author Jane Shaw [1910-2000]
{ real name Jean Bell Shaw Patrick Evans }
entry at Wikipedia

"Susan and Friends: The Jane Shaw Companion" [Bettany Press, UK 2002] by Alison Lindsay ISBN 0-9524680-6-9

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philosopher-economist Adam Smith [1723-90] Page
at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

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Zadie Smith

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
author Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-1894] Page

"Treasure Island" Movies [1912-2010] Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

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British playwright Sir Tom Stoppard

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson [1809-92]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred,_Lord_Tennyson

Complete Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "The Complete Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson" for Kindle [2014]
The Complete Poetry section includes: "Ballads and Other Poems"; "The Death of Œnone and Other Poems"; "Demeter and Other Poems"; "Enoch Arden and Other Poems"; "Idylls of The King"; "In Memoriam, A.H.H."; "Locksley Hall Sixty Years After, Etc."; "The Lover’s Tale: A Fragment"; "Maud and Other Poems"; "Miscellaneous Poems"; "Poems, By Two Brothers"; "Poems, Chiefly Lyrical"; "Poems, 1832"; "Poems, 1842"; "The Princess: A Medley"; "Timbuctoo: A Poem"; and "Tiresias and Other Poems"; The Complete Plays section includes: "Becket"; "The Cup: A Tragedy"; "The Falcon"; "The Foresters: Robin Hood and Maid Marian"; "Harold: A Drama"; "The Promise of May"; and "Queen Mary: A Drama"
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [2/2014] for 99¢

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Welsh poet Dylan Thomas [1914-54]

Set Fire To The Stars b&w movie about Dylan Thomas  "Set Fire To The Stars" b&w feature film [indep U.K. Nov 2014]
An aspiring poet in 1950s New York City takes a job handling his hell-raising hero, the poet Dylan Thomas – "How much trouble can one poet be?" • Co-written & directed by Andy Goddard; co-written by & starring Celyn Jones {as Dylan Thomas}; music by Gruff Rhys; also starring Elijah Wood, Kelly Reilly, Steven Mackintosh, Shirley Henderson, Kevin Eldon, Steve Speirs & Richard Brake
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch official trailer [1:46] at YouTube
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Spirit of America Bookstore's
fantasist J.R.R. Tolkien [1892-1973] Page

creator of "The Hobbit" [1937]
creator of "The Lord of The Rings" Trilogy [1954-55]

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Anthony Trollope [1815-82]
Some of his best-loved works are collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire
IMDb listingWikipedia

"The Palliser Novels" in six volumes, 1864-79; Trollope writes about an arranged marriage and how the newlyweds
can’t stand each other, but they grow into one of the greatest love stories in English fiction.
"The Pallisers" TV series of 26 episodes /tt0075557/

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Elizabeth von Arnim [1866-1941]
Born Mary Annette Beauchamp in Australia and raised in England; her first marriage was to Count Henning August von Arnim-Schlagenthin; they lived in Berlin and Pomerania and had five children, who were tutored by E.M. Forster. After her husband's death, she moved to Switzerland, where she had a brief affair with H.G. Wells before marrying Francis, second Earl Russell, brother of Bertrand Russell. On the failure of her second marriage failed although they never divorced. She died of influenza at age 74 in South Carolina, having written twenty-two books.
browse {incomplete} Elizabeth von Arnim Store at AmazonIMDb listingWikipedia
12 free etexts online at Project Gutenberg
The Elizabeth von Arnim Society [est. 2015]

"Elizabeth and Her German Garden" [1898]
"The Solitary Summer" [1899]
"The Benefactress" [1901]
"The Ordeal of Elizabeth" [1901 draft of a novel, published posthumously]
"The Adventures of Elizabeth In Rugen" [1904]
"Princess Priscilla's Fortnight" [1905]
"Fräulein Schmidt and Mr. Anstruther" [1907]
"The Caravaners" [1909]
"The Pastor's Wife" [1914]
"Christine" published under the pseudonym Alice Cholmondeley [1917]
"Christopher and Columbus" [1919]
"In The Mountains" [1920]
"Vera" [1921]
"The Enchanted April" [1922]
"Love" [1925]
"Introduction To Sally" [1926]
"Expiation" [1929]
"Father" [1931]
"The Jasmine Farm" [1934]
"All The Dogs of My Life" memoir [1936]
"Mr. Skeffington" [1940] online at Project Gutenberg Australia

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{Richard Horatio} Edgar Wallace [1875-1932]
Wallace was an English crime writer, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright; he wrote 175 novels, 24 plays,
and numerous articles in newspapers & journals, and his works have been made into over 200 feature films and TV programs;
he is most famous for writing the script and then the novel of "King Kong".
IMDb listing [200+ titles since 1915]Wikipedia
The Edgar Wallace Society [est. 1969] {defunct?}

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Denys James Watkins-Pitchford, MBE [1905-90]
used the pen name 'B.B.'; wrote 60 children's, YA, and outdoor books, 1937 to 1987
browse booksofficial 'B.B. Society' websiteentry at Wikipedia

Forest of Boland Light Railway book by 'B.B.' & Denys Watkins-Pitchford  "The Forest of Boland Light Railway" [1955]
Written {as 'B.B.'} and Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford [1905-90]

Forest-dwelling gnomes build a steam railway to aid their mining activities while fending off evil leprechauns; interspecies tension builds until gnome Sneezerod must step forward to save his people; book aka "The Forest of The Railway"
Knight Books mass pb [1976] out of print/used
Hodder Children's Books 8x5½ hardcover [7/84] out of print/used
Dodd, Mead & Co. hardcover [1976] out of print/used
Eyre & Spottiswoode hardcover [1955] out of print/used

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sci-fi pioneer H.G. Wells [1866-1946]

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"The War of The Worlds" 1898 Novel & Movies Page

"15 Classical Sci-Fi Books: Fifteen Novels by H.G. Wells" for Kindle [4/2015]
http://www.amazon.com/Classical-Sci-Fi-Books-Boxed-Set-ebook/dp/B00VO8Y8WS/

Collected Works of H.G. Wells in Kindle format from Delphi Classics  "Delphi Collected Works of H.G. Wells (Illustrated)" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [4/2011] for $1.99 {sic}
Giant Kindle file (42MB!) that contains: all 32 novels in the U.S. public domain, with individual contents tables: "The Time Machine" [1895]; "The Wonderful Visit" [1895]; "The Island of Doctor Moreau" [1896]; "The Wheels of Chance" [1896]; "The Invisible Man" [1897]; "The War of The Worlds" [1898]; "When The Sleeper Wakes" [1899]; "Love and Mr Lewisham" [1900]; "The First Men In The Moon" [1901]; "The Sea Lady" [1902]; "The Food of The Gods and How It Came To Earth" [1904]; "Kipps" [1905]; "A Modern Utopia" [1905]; "In The Days of The Comet" [1906]; "The War In The Air" [1908]; "Tono-Bungay" [1909]; "Ann Veronica" [1909]; "The History of Mr Polly"
[1910]; "The Sleeper Awakes" [1910] revision of the 1899 edition; "The New Machiavelli" [1911]; "Marriage" [1912]; "The Passionate Friends" [1913]; "The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" [1914]; "The World Set Free" [1914]; "Bealby: A Holiday" [1915]; "Boon" [1915) (as Reginald Bliss]; "The Research Magnificent" [1915]; "Mr Britling Sees It Through" [1916]; "The Soul of a Bishop" [1917]; "Joan and Peter: The Story of An Education" [1918]; "The Undying Fire" [1919]; "The Secret Places of The Heart" [1922]; {his 19 later novels are still under copyright}; all of the U.S. public domain short stories, including rare tales available in no other collection (listed in both alphabetical and
chronological order): "The Early Short Stories"; "Select Conversations With An Uncle (Now Extinct)" [1895]; "The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents" [1895]; "The Plattner Story and Others"
[1897]; "Tales of Space and Time" [1899]; "Twelve Stories and A Dream" [1903]; "The Country of The Blind and Other Stories" [1911]; "The Door In The Wall and Other Stories" [1911]; "Uncollected Short Stories"; a wide selection of Wells’ non-fiction: "Text-Book of Biology" [1893]; "Certain Personal Matters" [1897]; "Anticipations of The Reactions of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought" [1901]; "The Discovery of The Future" [1902 lecture]; Preface to ‘Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde’; "Mankind In The Making" [1903]; "The Future In America" [1906]; "This Misery of Boots" [1907]; "New Worlds For Old" [1908]; "First and Last Things" [1908]; "Floor Games" [1911]; "Little Wars" [1913]; "The War That Will End War" [1914]; "An Englishman Looks At The World" [1914]; "What Is Coming?" [1916]; "The Elements of Reconstruction" [1916] using pseudonym D.P.; Introduction to ‘Nocturne by Frank Swinnerton’ [1917]; Introduction to ‘The Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger’; "God The Invisible King" [1917]; "War and The Future (aka Italy, France and Britain At War)" [1917]; "In The Fourth Year" [1918]; "The Idea of A League of Nations" [1919]; "The Outline of History" [1920]; "Russia In The Shadows" [1920]; "The Salvaging of Civilization" [1921]; "A Short History of The World" [1922, rev 1946]; "Washington and The Hope of Peace (aka Washington and The Riddle of Peace)" [1922]; {over 40 later works are still under copyright}; and one critical essay: "H.G. Wells" by admirer J.D. Beresford [1915]

Baxter's sixth novel "The Time Ships" was a sequel to HG Wells’s "The Time Machine"

"The Lodger" debut novel [Thomas Dunne, 2014] by Louisa Treger 9781250051936
Circa 1906; family tragedy has left Dorothy Richardson living hand-to-mouth. She is relieved when Jane, an old friend, extends an invitation to visit
her country estate for a weekend of relaxation. Jane has recently married an up-and-coming writer, H.G. Wells, who is called Bertie . . .
Based on the real life of Dorothy Richardson, a groundbreaking but little-known author of the early XXth Century.

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British author Dennis Yates Wheatley [1897-1977]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Wheatley

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Leonard Wibberley [1915-83] Page

creator of "The Mouse That Roared" Novels Series

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Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]
browse the Oscar Wilde Store at Amazonentry at Wikipedia
Oscar Wilde credits [200 titles since 1908] at Internet Movie Database

Oscar Wilde Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

"The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy For Serious People" stageplay [London 1895]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Importance_of_Being_Earnest
"The Importance of Being Earnest" feature film [1952] starring Dame Edith Evans
"The Importance of Being Earnest" feature film [1992] by Kurt Baker - used an all-black cast
"The Importance of Being Earnest" feature film [2002] by Oliver Parker

Wilde West mystery novel by Walter Satterthwaite  "Wilde West" [1991] by Walter Satterthwaite
In 1882, British poet & playwright Oscar Wilde goes on a lecture tour across the American West; hard-drinking U.S. Marshall Bob Griggs connects murders of red-headed prostitutes in each city visited by Wilde, and confronts Wilde and his mixed-bag entourage.
Fontana Press 7½x5 pb [6/93] out of print/used
St Martin's Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [8/91] out of print/many, many used
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde in Kindle format from Delphi Classics  "Complete Works of Oscar Wilde" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [4/2011] for $1.99
includes: ten stageplays, Complete Poetry {chronological index, aphabetical index}, novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" [1890] {3 versions}, three short story collections, 20 non-fiction works, journalism, and three biographies by Frank Harris, George Bernard Shaw, and Edgar Saltus
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde in Kindle format from HMDS Printing Press  "Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Color Illustrated, Formatted For E-Readers" [2015]
Kindle Edition from HMDS Printing Press [10/2015] for 99¢
Illustrated by Leonardo; Amazon reviewers unhappy with formatting, i.e. there is no index; a short biography of Oscar Wilde is followed by Chapter 1 of "Dorian Gray" . . .
"The Happy Prince" [studio mo 2013?]
Announced 5/2012: Written, directed by & starring Rupert Everett {as Wilde}; Colin Firth will portray
Wilde's friend Reginald Turner • not yet listed on IMDb

"Oscar: The Opera" [premiere July 2013 in Santa Fe, NM]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_(opera)

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P.G. Wodehouse, KBE [1881-1975]

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British author Virginia Stephen Woolf [1882-1941]
author entry at Wikipedia

BLUE CHECK: listed #9 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Mrs. Dalloway" [1925]
novel entry at Wikipedia

RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "To The Lighthouse" [1927]
novel entry at Wikipedia

Spoken Word recordings of The Bloomsbury Group audio CD from The British Library  "The Spoken Word: The Bloomsbury Group" [2009] from The British Library
The British Library audio CD [11/2009] 21 tracks on 2 disks for $25.00
speakers include: Clive Bell; Quentin Bell; Elizabeth Bowen; Gerald Brenan; David Cecil; Margery Fry; Angelica Garnett; David Garnett; Duncan Grant (discussing the infamous Dreadnought Hoax); Grace Higgins; John Lehmann; Desmond McCarthy; Benedict Nicholson; Harold Nicholson; Frances Partridge; Ralph Partridge; William Plomer; Bertrand Russell; Vita Sackville-West (about the inspiration behind Virginia Woolf’s "Orlando"); Leonard Woolf; and Virginia Woolf

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English Romantic poet William Wordsworth [1770-1850]
browse the William Wordsworth Store at Amazonentry at Wikipedia

Complete Works of William Wordsworth in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "The Complete Works of William Wordsworth" for Kindle [2014]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [2/2014] for 99¢
The Complete Poetry section includes: "The Excursion"; "Laodamia"; "Lyrical Ballads, With Other Poems"; "Lyrical Ballads, With A Few Other Poems"; "Poems Written In Youth"; "Poems, In Two Volumes"; and "The Prelude: Growth of A Poet’s Mind - An Autobiographical Poem"; plus The Complete Prose Works


George Bernard Shaw and Hillaire Belloc and G.K. Chesterton at the famous London debate of 1928
In 1928, George Bernard Shaw and G.K. Chesterton staged a debate in London that was chaired by Hilaire Belloc. This photograph
is from that event, and the link just below is to an online .TXT format transcript at De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K.
online etext of the 1928 debate {93KB}

"Do We Agree?: A Debate Between G.K. Chesterton and Bernard Shaw, With Hilaire Belloc In The Chair" [1928]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2010] for 99¢ {sic}
Haskell House 8½x5½ hardcover [orig 1928] for $49.00


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