Ronald Firbank

Ronald Firbank

Ronald Firbank (1886–1926) was an acclaimed British novelist whose work was championed by E. M. Forster and Evelyn Waugh. He attended Trinity Hall, Cambridge, although he left before receiving a degree. He traveled extensively through Spain, Italy, the Middle East, and North Africa. He died of lung disease while in Rome in 1926.

Caprice

Fiction by Ronald Firbank

The stage-struck daughter of an English rural dean runs off with the family plate to London and a theatrical career–only to die tragically by the bite of a mousetrap in her moment of triumph as a sensational Juliet. 
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Three More Novels

Fiction by Ronald Firbank

Three More Novels is a series of animated tableaux filled with beautiful, eccentric women pursuing pleasure in the most wicked, perverse, irresponsible ways, written by an extraordinary Englishman who dared to be as original in his books as he was in his life. So cleverly and wittily are the stories told that we sense we belong in the charmed café society of post-1918 Britain, and life seems, as Ernest Jones says in his critical introduction, “a Nirvana in which homosexuals are the ultimate chic and in which… almost everyone turns out to be at least bi-sexual.…
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Five Novels

Fiction by Ronald Firbank

“A person who dislikes Ronald Firbank,” quipped W. H. Auden, “may, for all I know, possess some admirable quality, but I do not wish ever to see him again.” Edmund Wilson pronounced him “one of the finest writers of his period.” Part high camp comedy of manners and part fairy tale, Five Novels by Ronald Firbank (1886-1926) is introduced by Osbert Sitwell. Firbank lived a life of exquisite, if lonely, leisure.…
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