Entertaining and invaluable for anyone passionate about Swinnerton and his work, this collection of reminiscences by such highly regarded authors as Bennett, Wells, and Overton will surprise and delight readers with anecdotes about how the authors met Swinnerton, their relationship with him, and their feelings about his work. Humorous and insightful, these brief sketches offer a rare insider’s look at an important author who wrote over fifty books, The Georgian Literary Scene being both his favorite and his most important work—he also helped edit the writings of authors such as Aldous Huxley and Lytton Strachey.
About the Author
Arnold Bennett (1867–1931) was a British writer whose prolific output included numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, literary criticism as well as theatre journalism, an opera, and a screenplay. English novelist Margaret Drabble says of him, “Bennett’s books I think are very fine indeed, on the highest level, deeply moving… I feel they have been underrated.”