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Allan Monkhouse


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Allan Noble Monkhouse : A Deliverance

'As the writer of the recent article upon you in the 'Academy' I venture upon the intrusion of telling you personally that I was much impressed by your remarkable novel.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Arnold Bennett      Print: Book


Allan Monkhouse : A Bookman's Notes

'I read with the greatest pleasure what you say about Trollope. I made his acquaintance full thirty years ago and made up my mind about his value then, as a writer of remarkable talent for imaginative rendering of the social life of his time, with its activities and interests and incipient thoughts.[ ...] I was considerably impressed with them [The "Palliser" novels] in the early eighties when I chanced upon a novel entitled "Phineas Finn". Haven't seen them since, to tell you the truth [...]'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Joseph Conrad      Print: Newspaper


Allan Monkhouse : 

'The play arrived yesterday and I read it in the evening (the proper time for plays) with the greatest appreciation.' [...] Some day if you permit me I'll send you the copy so you may write your name and mine on the flyleaf.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Joseph Conrad      Print: Book, playscript


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