Six Studies In Quarrelling

Vincent Brome

978 1 84232 040 2
Paperback | 162 pp
235 x 155 mm
Price: £6.99, $12.95, €10.95


An entertaining introduction to the great debates of the fin de siècle era, from Darwinism to Socialism. Brome describes the ‘quarrels’ of some of the key literary figures of the time: George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, G.K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc and the formidable Dr. Coulton. Churchill and Henry James also put in appearances in this lucid and accessible guide to the big ideas of the age, which is as readable for its insights into the lives and characters involved as for the essentials of the arguments.

Author biography:

Vincent Brome was educated at Streatham Grammar and Elleston Schools.

He started writing professionally aged twenty-one, and held a variety of jobs including feature writer, editor of ‘Menu Magazine’, a post at the Ministry of Information during the Second World War, and assistant editor at ‘Medical World’.

Brome wrote more than thirty books including nine biographies, eleven novels, historical studies, and a two-volume work on the ‘Problem of Progress’, as well as plays for the stage, television and radio. His novels ‘The Embassy’ and ‘The Surgeon’ were international bestsellers.

Psychology and psychoanalysis were enduring interests throughout his career. As well as his distinguished book writing career, Brome also appeared regularly on radio and was a contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines including ‘The Observer’, ‘Sunday Times’, ‘The Times’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Spectator’ and ‘The New Statesman’ (in the UK), along with ‘The Nation’ and ‘The New York Times’ (USA). He held the distinction of having an entire 'South Bank Show' on TV devoted to him and his writing.

He lived in central London, where he died in 2005.

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ISBNs: 9781842320402 978-1-84232-040-2 Title: six studies in quarrelling