Warwick Deeping

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A bestselling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, Warwick Deeping became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son in 1925. The novel's international success exposed him to the attention of writers as diverse as Graham Greene, George Orwell, and John Hampson. Deeping is still evoked by authors of higher cultural status than his own, Martin Amis and Sebastian Faulks for example, to characterise the shabby, twilight world of his readers whose quality of life is deplored or despised, or, in the case of John Betjeman's mock appreciation in “Station Syren”, affectionately patronised. However, for its millions of admiring readers Sorrell and Son had what the historian R…

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Citation:
Grover, Mary. "Warwick Deeping". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 November 2002
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=1199, accessed 03 September 2015.]

Articles on Deeping's works

  1. Sorrell and Son