V.S. Pritchett





V.S. Pritchett

Author profile


born
in Ipswich, The United Kingdom
December 16, 1900

died
March 20, 1997

genre


About this author

Victor Sawdon Pritchett was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, the first of four children of Walter Sawdon Pritchett and Beatrice Helena (née Martin). His father, a London businessman in financial difficulties, had come to Ipswich to start a shop selling newspapers and stationery. The business was struggling and the couple were lodging over a toyshop at 41 St Nicholas Street where Pritchett was born on 16 December 1900. Beatrice had expected a girl, whom she planned to name after the Queen. Pritchett never liked his first name, which is why he always styled himself with his initials; even close friends would call him VSP.

Pritchett's father was a steady Christian Scientist and unsteady in all else. Walter and Beatrice had come to Ipswich to be near h
...more


Average rating: 3.89 · 2,435 ratings · 222 reviews · 85 distinct works · Similar authors
Essential Stories
by
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Complete Collected Stories
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1990 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Oxford Book of Short St...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1981 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Cab at the Door
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1937 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Midnight Oil
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1971 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
London Perceived
by
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1962 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Chekhov
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1988 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Complete Collected Essays
4.59 of 5 stars 4.59 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Cab at the Door & Midnigh...
4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1968 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Pritchett Century: A Se...
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by V.S. Pritchett…
“Writing enlarges the landscape of the mind. ”
V.S. Pritchett

“It's all in the art. You get no credit for living.”
V.S. Pritchett

“on short stories:

something glimpsed from the corner of the eye, in passing.”
V.S. Pritchett

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Book Club: Books and Authors in the Media 70 49 Dec 14, 2014 09:12PM