Harold Acton





Harold Acton

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born
in Florence, Italy
July 05, 1904

died
February 27, 1994

gender
male


About this author

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton was a British writer, scholar and dilettante who is probably most famous for being believed, incorrectly, to have inspired the character of "Anthony Blanche" in Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited (1945).


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“So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it.”
Harold Acton