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The biographies and autobiographies are on the whole more impressive than the fiction of the last two decades, but the freakish best sellers among them are least likely to withstand the test of time.

 
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Harold Acton
Harold Acton
  • Born: July 5, 1904
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Historian

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton, CBE was a British writer, scholar, and aesthete. He wrote fiction, biography, and autobiography. During his stay in China, he studied Chinese language, traditional drama, and poetry, some of which he translated.

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