Hugh Walpole





Hugh Walpole


Born
in Auckland, New Zealand
March 13, 1884

Died
June 01, 1941

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Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole was an 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.

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Rogue Herries

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Judith Paris

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The Fortress

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Vanessa

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All Souls' Night

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Mr Perrin and Mr Traill

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The Cathedral: A Novel

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Above the Dark Circus

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Tarnhelm, the Best Supernat...

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The Dark Forest

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“The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.”
Hugh Walpole

“I almost think there is no wisdom comparable to that of exchanging what is called the realities of life for dreams”
Hugh Walpole

“The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident.”
Hugh Walpole

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