A Short History of English Literature.

By Gilbert Phelps

Printed: 1962

Publisher: The Folio Society. London

Dimensions 16 × 26 × 2.5 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 16 x 26 x 2.5

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In a fitted box. Navy calf spine with gilt decoration and title. Blue cloth boards.

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Hardback edition published by The Folio Society Ltd in 1962. Illustrated with monochrome frontispiece and 38 plates, illustrations within the text. First folio edition in slipcase

Gilbert Phelps (3 January 1915 – 15 June 1993) was a British educationist and author, best known for nine distinguished novels that he wrote between 1953 and 1975 and for his literary criticism which embraces several foreign literatures, chiefly Russian and African.

Gilbert Henry Phelps was born in Gloucester, won a scholarship to a grammar school and another to Cambridge where he graduated with a double First in English. He was associated with the university as research student, lecturer and tutor from 1937 to 1939. From 1940 to 1942 he lectured for the British Council in Lisbon. On returning to England, he became Senior English Master at Blundell’s School.

Gilbert Phelps began writing when he was still at school. His collections of poems and short stories appeared in many periodicals and collections both in America and England. His first novel the Dry Stone was published both in England and America in 1953, as was his second novel A Man in His Prime. He has written articles on literary and educational subjects and has also written for the radio. Gilbert Phelps then became Chief Instructor, Sound, for Staff Training at the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).

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