Sir Hugh Walpole and the United States: A Novelist's View of 1919-1936 America

Sir Hugh Walpole and the United States: A Novelist's View of 1919-1936 America

By: Elizabeth Steele (author)Hardback

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This study shows when, where and how novelist Hugh Walpole, author of forty-two books of fiction and two famous screenplays, came to typify the image of the genius "British lecturer" in the minds of many Americans. The number of British literary men and women lecturing in America between the two World Wars was, and continues to be, remarkable. Among them, Hugh Walpole was considered one of the best, touring America five times for two decades, and leaving his own personal stamp.

About Author

Elizabeth Steele is Professor Emerita of English at the University of Toledo.


Foreword by Wallace Martin; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Readiness is All; 2. "An Appreciation"; 3. 1919-1920; 4. 1922-1923; 5. 1926-1927; 6. 1930; 7. 1934: Sojourn in Hollywood I; 8. 1935-1936: Sojourn in Hollywood II; 9. 1936; Appendix A: Hugh Walpole's Lecture Schedules; Appendix B: Additional Reading; "The Tiger," by Hugh Walpole; "The Exile," by Hugh Walpole; "An Englishman's View of Modern America," by Hugh Walpole; 1. From Outside In; 2. From Inside Out; "Nobody is Safe in Hollywood," by Hugh Walpole; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773455320
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9780773455320
  • ISBN10: 0773455329

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