The best thing he wrote.
—Anthony Powell


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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Ronald Firbank

20th century British novelist

The best thing he wrote.
—Anthony Powell
The novels of Ronald Firbank are, for me, an absolute test. A person who dislikes them… may, for all I know, possess some admirable quality, but I do not wish ever to see him again.
—W.H. Auden