Lascelles Abercrombie

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  • James Bridges (Independent Scholar - Europe)

Lascelles Abercrombie was born on January 9 1881, in Cheshire. The son of a stockbroker, he was privately educated at Malvern College (1895-1900), before reading Chemistry at Owen's College, Manchester. There, the study of science gave way to his love of literature, and he left without taking a degree. Instead, a career as a poet, journalist and dramatist beckoned.

Interludes and Poems appeared in 1908, the same year that he began to write for the Liverpool Courier. By the time of his inclusion in Edward Marsh's Georgian Poetry collections, Abercrombie was a noteworthy poet. His poetic drama The Sale of St. Thomas features in its entirety in Georgian Poetry I (1912), indicating his growing …

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Bridges, James. "Lascelles Abercrombie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 January 2001
[, accessed 27 September 2016.]

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  1. Georgian Poetry