Book Announcement: The Selected Letters of Charles Whibley: Scholar and Critic

The Selected Letters of Charles Whibley: Scholar and Critic now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp438, £67.99 / $114.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Selected Letters of Charles Whibley: Scholar and Critic, edited by Damian Atkinson.

The scholar Charles Whibley was born in 1859 and died in 1930, straddling the end of the Victorian age, the new century, and the Great War and its aftermath. After completing his studies at Cambridge, his early journalistic experiences were with the critic, poet and editor William Ernest Henley, known for his mentoring of young writers on the Scots, later National Observer, and Whibley was to a great extent the mainstay of the journal.

Many of his letters deal with his literary work with the Macmillans, Blackwood’s Magazine, and his friendship with Cynthia Asquith, and in some letters to Northcliffe he parades his Tory views. He was a supporter of the Great War, though little appears in his letters.

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The Selected Letters of Charles Whibley: Scholar and Critic can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

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About the Editor

Dr Damian Atkinson has an interest in the literary aspects of the Victorian and later periods, and has published four editions of the letters of W.E. Henley, selected letters of Alice Meynell, and selected letters of Katharine Tynan. He is currently working on the letters of Alice’s husband, the editor, publisher and biographer, Wilfrid Meynell.


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