Walter Lionel George

Standard Name: George, Walter Lionel
Used Form: W. L. George

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Education Amber Reeves
After Cambridge, AR proceeded to the London School of Economics and began work on a thesis to be entitled Why and how Men are Citizens.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Again W. L. George acts like an unfriendly chorus:...
Education Amber Reeves
She had set her heart on philosophy when as a schoolgirl she read in Kant about reason vanquishing religion. A report from her tutor, J. N. Keynes (father of the more famous John Maynard Keynes
Friends, Associates Sheila Kaye-Smith
SKS made early friendships with the novelists G. B. Stern and Walter Lionel George .
Stern, G. B. ...And did he stop and speak to you?. Henry Regnery, 1958.
79
Stern writes W. L. George. Kaye-Smith's biographer Dorothea Walker observes that she used the nickname Willy George for...
Intertextuality and Influence Sheila Kaye-Smith
SKS published her best-known work, Sussex Gorse: The Story of a Fight, another regional novel, for which the idea was suggested to her by W. L. George .
Child, Harold H. “Sussex Gorse”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 737, p. 106.
106
Stern, G. B. ...And did he stop and speak to you?. Henry Regnery, 1958.
79
Walker, Dorothea. Sheila Kaye-Smith. Twayne, 1980.
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Intertextuality and Influence Sheila Kaye-Smith
SKS published another Sussex novel to a scheme suggested by Walter Lionel George , the choice of a woman instead of a man as protagonist: Joanna Godden.
At this point biographer Dorothea Walker attaches...
Intertextuality and Influence Sheila Kaye-Smith
She was helped and encouraged in this work by her friend the novelist Walter Lionel George .
Stern, G. B. ...And did he stop and speak to you?. Henry Regnery, 1958.
79
This and her next novel were written on the dining-room table of her parents' house, with all...
Intertextuality and Influence Sheila Kaye-Smith
W. L. George persuaded her to set this book in Sussex (instead of the Channel Island setting she was planning) on grounds of her identification with Sussex in the public mind.
Anderson, Rachel, and Sheila Kaye-Smith. “Introduction”. Joanna Godden, Dial, 1984, p. xi - xviii.
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When he further...
Leisure and Society Amber Reeves
Soon after she came down from Cambridge the novelist Walter Lionel George met AR at a London party also attended by Ford Madox Hueffer , Wyndham Lewis , May Sinclair , and Violet Hunt ...
Literary responses Amber Reeves
W. L. George discerned in this novel the profound hopelessness of youth, and called its realism remarkable.
George, Walter Lionel. A Novelist on Novels. W. Collins Sons, 1918.
104
R. Brimley Johnson implied that its conclusions (about the ordinariness and stupidity of heroines) were...
Literary responses Amber Reeves
W. L. George felt that this novel developed AR 's highest quality, the understanding of the ordinary man [sic].
George, Walter Lionel. A Novelist on Novels. W. Collins Sons, 1918.
105
R. Brimley Johnson felt it would have been better if it had avoided tragedy and...
Literary responses Amber Reeves
R. Brimley Johnson found a certain queer simple sincerity in Helen, reflected in the fact that through various sexual adventures she was always faithful to her first love, with whom her quite normal wooing and...
Literary responses Amber Reeves
After the appearance of her first three novels, two critics gave AR a significant place in accounts of the current state of fiction. R. Brimley Johnson characterised her as a sex-explorer, free from either...
Literary responses Sheila Kaye-Smith
Critics, wrote her friend G. B. Stern years later, took her writing to be masculine in its picaresque gusto and boldness. Some enjoyed this tendency in her first novel, but some were shocked.
Stern, G. B. ...And did he stop and speak to you?. Henry Regnery, 1958.
79
Walker, Dorothea. Sheila Kaye-Smith. Twayne, 1980.
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Literary responses Sheila Kaye-Smith
Where her first two novels had been well reviewed, this one received not a single notice for three weeks (probably on account of its late-autumn publication date). SKS feared she was being passed over or...
Literary responses Sheila Kaye-Smith
Walter Lionel George is rather more noncommital in his comments on Willow's Forge than on SKS 's novels.
George, Walter Lionel. A Novelist on Novels. W. Collins Sons, 1918.
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