Gerald Kersh


Born
in Teddington-on-Thames, Middlesex, England, The United Kingdom
August 26, 1911

Died
November 05, 1968

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Gerald Kersh was born in Teddington-on-Thames, near London, and, like so many writers, quit school to take on a series of jobs -- salesman, baker, fish-and-chips cook, nightclub bouncer, freelance newspaper reporter and at the same time was writing his first two novels.

In 1937, his third published novel, Night and the City, hurled him into the front ranks of young British writers. Twenty novels later Kersh created his personal masterpiece, Fowler's End, regarded by many as one of the outstanding novels of the century. He also, throughout his long career, wrote more than 400 short stories and over 1,000 articles.

Once a professional wrestler, Kersh also fought with the Coldstream Guards in World War II. His account of infantry training They D
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Night and the City

4.05 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 1938 — 18 editions
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Nightshade & Damnations

3.98 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 1968 — 9 editions
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Fowlers End

4.04 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1957 — 7 editions
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Men Without Bones

3.86 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1960 — 9 editions
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Prelude to a Certain Midnight

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On an Odd Note

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The Angel and the Cuckoo

4.20 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1966 — 2 editions
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The Secret Masters

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The Best of Gerald Kersh

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“There are men whom one hates until a certain moment when one sees, through a chink in their armour, the writhing of something nailed down and in torment.”
Gerald Kersh

“But books, when you want to buy them, are costly and, when you need to sell them, valueless.”
Gerald Kersh, Nightshade & Damnations
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“In proper men there is hidden a light which darkness makes visible. I believe that the hope of mankind is in this buried glory; the spirit which makes true men hang on to the throats of their enemies at the very rim of the grave.”
Gerald Kersh, Brain and Ten Fingers

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