Hugh Walpole

(Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole)

Hugh Walpole
Hugh Walpole
  • Born: March 13, 1884
  • Died: June 1, 1941
  • Nationality: New Zealander
  • Profession: Writer

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Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE was an English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. Among those who encouraged him were the authors Henry James and Arnold Bennett. His skill at scene-setting and vivid plots, as well as his high profile as a lecturer, brought him a large readership in the United Kingdom and North America. He was a best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s but has been largely neglected since his death.

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