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J.B. Priestley
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The English Comic Characters

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This is a little classic of its kind, a gem from 1925, JBP's sixth book --and a clear sign that he was a coming man in terms of the English literary scene. Strictly speaking the bibliograhies that refer to this volume as criticism have got it slightly wrong, it is more belles-lettres, with Priestley sharing common memories with the reader. He so obviously enjoyed writing t ...more
Library Binding, 276 pages
Published by Reprint Services Corp (first published January 1925)
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Mar 28, 2012 Tony rated it 3 of 5 stars
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THE ENGLISH COMIC CHARACTERS. (1925; this ed. 1966). J. B. Priestley. ***.
John Boynton Priestley (1894-1984) was a prolific novelist, essayist, dramatist, and critic. He wrote over thirty novels, the main one read today being “The Good Companion.” He was also a popular playwright. His longest running play was, “An Inspector Calls.” I haven’t seen it, but this play was adapted into a film starring Alistair Sim in 1954. In any event, this book falls into a different category: literary history and
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John Boynton Priestley, the son of a schoolmaster, was born in Bradford in September 1894, and after schooling he worked for a time in the local wool trade. Following the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, Priestley joined the British Army, and was sent to France --in 1915 taking part in the Battle of Loos. After being wounded in 1917 Priestley returned to England for six months; then, after going ...more
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