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Wilfrid Blunt


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Elizabeth Barrett Browning : Letters

'Reading Mrs Browning's published letters in 1900, Wilfrid Blunt was reminded of how much he admired her and her husband's poetry ...'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Wilfrid Blunt      Print: Book


George Meredith : Modern Love

"[Wilfrid Scawen] Blunt was a great admirer of [Meredith's] Modern Love and, though he only read it thirty years after its publication when Meredith sent him a copy in 1892, Blunt was accused of plagiarising it in his own Songs of Proteus (1884)."

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Wilfrid Scawen Blunt      Print: Book


John Henry Newman : Loss and Gain

'When Wilfrid Blunt ... reread "Loss and Gain" he was struck how "Newman's mind ... seems never to have faced the real issues of belief and unbelief, those which have to be fought out with materialism ..."'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Wilfrid Scawen Blunt      Print: Book


Frederic Harrison : Theophano: The Crusade of the Tenth Century

'After a stormy passage I find myself once more at Alexandria and Sheyk Obeyd. During the voyage I read Frederick [sic] Harrison's novel which he has just published, a strange mixture of historic fact of the most interesting kind, and melodrama of the most conventional. The romantic episodes will not, I think, redound to Harrison's philosophic fame, for it is naively unreal, but these take up but a few pages, and might as well have been omitted altogether, while the historic background is vigorous and well told, only, as in every historical novel, the parts that are true ought to be printed in sober type, the parts untrue in red.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Wilfrid Scawen Blunt      Print: Book


Ralph Milbanke : Astarte: A Fragment of Truth Concerning Lord Byron

'Lunched with Ralph [Milbanke]. He has decided at last to publish the great Byron secret, and has drawn up the case against Byron and Mrs. Leigh in the form of a book called "Astarte." This is very ably done, but to my mind is marred by an introduction violently attacking Murray, the publisher, with whom he has quarrelled over Murray's recent edition of Byron's Works. I shall endeavour to get him to modify this; indeed, I think the whole thing might without much injustice to Lady Byron's memory be let to sleep. It is an ugly story, however told.''

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Wilfrid Scawen Blunt      Manuscript: Unknown


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