Twenty-Four Portraits

Suggest and discuss books to read (all languages welcome!)
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Post by KevinS » November 4th, 2019, 8:23 pm

Short, one page introductions to 24 prominent writers, artists, and others from their time.

Each 'portrait' is between 250 and 350 words, perhaps 400. A good project for beginners, though the vocabulary is not necessarily simple.

Granville Barker
Max Beerbohm
Arnold Bennett
Robert Bridges
Arthur Glutton-Brock
T. J. Cobden-Sanderson
Joseph Conrad
John Galsworthy
John Drinkwater
Sir Edward Elgar, O.M.
Sir James Frazer
Andre Gide
Edmund Gosse
Lord Haldane, O.M.
Thomas Hardy, O.M.
The Dean of St. Paul's
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Sir J.J.Thomson, O.M.
John Masefield
George Russell (A.E.)
George Bernard Shaw
H.G. Wells
"E agora, José?"

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