Angus Wilson

Angus Wilson was a notable English novelist and short story writer. He was born on August 11, 1913, and died on May 31, 1991. Wilson first gained recognition for his collection of short stories, and his novels often explored social themes and character development. He was known for his sharp dialogue and vividly drawn characters. Some of his most famous works include 'Hemlock and After' and 'The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot', which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Wilson was also a lecturer and worked for the British Museum's Department of Printed Books. He was knighted in 1980 for his contributions to literature.


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  1. 1. No Laughing Matter

    "No Laughing Matter" is a satirical novel that charts the lives of the six children of the Matthews family, from World War I to the 1960s. The narrative is a social commentary on the changing face of Britain during this period, with each child representing different aspects of the British society. The book highlights the family's struggles with their own personal issues, as well as broader societal changes, such as the decline of the British Empire and the rise of modernity.

  2. 2. The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling

    "The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling" is a comprehensive biography that explores the life and works of the famous British author and poet, Rudyard Kipling. The book delves into Kipling's complex personality, his controversial political views, his relationships, and his creative process. It also provides a detailed analysis of Kipling's works, placing them in the context of the social and political events of his time.

  3. 3. The Middle Age Of Mrs Eliot

    "The Middle Age Of Mrs Eliot" by "Angus Wilson" is a compelling novel that delves into the life of a middle-aged woman named Mrs Eliot. Set in post-war England, the story follows Mrs Eliot as she navigates through the complexities of her relationships, both personal and professional. As she grapples with her own insecurities and desires, Mrs Eliot finds herself torn between societal expectations and her own need for fulfillment. Through vivid storytelling and nuanced character development, the book explores themes of identity, self-discovery, and the challenges of finding happiness in a world that often imposes limitations.