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Baring, Maurice

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ISBN 10: 0755100891 / ISBN 13: 9780755100897
Published by House of Stratus, London, 2001
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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582 pages. Spine sunfaded. Clean copy with tight binding. Baring's homage to a decadent and carefree Edwardian Age . Size: 5 1/2 x 8 ''. Bookseller Inventory # 70404

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Title: C

Publisher: House of Stratus, London

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

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Baring’s homage to a decadent and carefree Edwardian age depicts a society as yet untainted by the traumas and complexities of twentieth-century living. With wit and subtlety a happy picture is drawn of family life, house parties in the country and a leisured existence clouded only by the rumblings of the Boer War. Against this spectacle Caryl Bramsley (the C of the title) is presented – a young man of terrific promise but scant achievement, whose tragic-comic tale offsets the privileged milieu.

About the Author:

Born in London in 1874, Maurice Baring was a man of letters, a scion of a family long prominent in the financial ventures of the British Empire. The son of the 1st Baron Revelstoke (a director of the Bank of England and a senior partner at Baring Bros.) he was educated at Eton and at Cambridge, and joined the diplomatic service in 1898. In 1904 he became a journalist and reported the Russo-Japanese War in Manchuria; later he was a correspondent in Russia and Constantinople. He is credited with having discovered Chekov's work in Moscow and helping to introduce it to the West. Baring is remembered as a versatile, prolific and highly successful writer, who produced articles, plays, biographies, criticism, poetry, translations, stories and novels. He is regarded as a representative of the social culture that flourished in England before World War I, his work highly regarded to this day for the acute intimate portraits of the time.

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