Percy Lubbock Reader

Percy Lubbock Reader

Percy Lubbock Reader

Percy Lubbock Reader

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Percy Lubbock was one of a considerable group of English writers whose star rose with the century. His books, few in number, brought out between 1906 and 1947, were well received, published on both sides of the Atlantic, sometimes in several printings, and took some prizes. The majority of them have been long out of print, and to find them it has been necessary to resort to Books Wanted columns or library stacks. Since in our time any author's position on the roster of fame derives chiefly from his sales record, it is not extraordinary that Lubbock's name is now often unknown in quarters where it should be familiar and appreciated. The fact that certain books of great insight and entertainment have unimaginative titles, as well as the characteristic subtlety of approach which makes no bid for popularity, may be in part responsible for this.

Against whatever odds there are, the limited following enjoyed by Percy Lubbock continues persistently to grow. His books were somewhat ahead of the taste of their period. In general there is now a many times larger public aware of good writing and asking for more of it, than existed when these books were first issued. It is not too much to say that during . . .

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