Charles Harold St John Hamilton: Billy Bunter novels (2806 words)


Billy Bunter is a character in stories by Charles Harold St John Hamilton (1876-1961), published under the pen name Frank Richards. Hamilton is the most prolific author ever, and his Bunter stories are almost beyond count, running to the equivalent of many hundreds of novels over more than half a century. There are well over two-thousand Bunter stories (mostly of 15,000-20,000 words) originally published in weekly magazines for boys (1908-1940), while subsequent to the Second World War there are 38 Bunter novels (with “Billy Bunter” in the title) as well as further short stories, all set at Greyfriars School. Additionally there are stories set in schools other than Greyfriars which include sports fixtures with Greyfriars and …

Citation: Davis, Graeme. "Billy Bunter novels". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 June 2020 [, accessed 09 March 2021.]

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