Arthur Quiller-Couch


Born
November 21, 1863

Died
May 12, 1944


Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch was a Cornish writer, who published under the pen name of Q. He is primarily remembered for the monumental "Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1900" (later extended to 1918), and for his literary criticism. He guided the taste of many who never met him, including American writer Helene Hanff, author of 84 Charing Cross Road, its sequel, Q's Legacy, and the putatively fictional Horace Rumpole via John Mortimer, his literary amanuensis.

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The Oxford Book of English ...

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On the Art of Writing

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The Sleeping Beauty and Oth...

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The Oxford Book of English ...

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On The Art Of Reading

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Poetry

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Naughts and Crosses

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The Twelve Dancing Princess...

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Beauty and the Beast

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The Oxford Book of Ballads

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“We make our discoveries through our mistakes: we watch one another's success: and where there is freedom to experiment there is hope to improve.”
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

“Just go on reading, as well as you can, and be sure that when the children get the thrill of the story, for which you wait, they will be asking more questions, and pertinent ones, than you are able to answer.”
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

“murder your darlings”
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch