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Maurice Baring

Maurice Baring (Wikipedia) was a versatile English man of letters, known as a dramatist, poet, novelist, translator and essayist, and also as a travel writer and war correspondent. He was the eighth child, and fifth son, of Edward Charles Baring, first Baron Revelstoke, of the Baring banking family, and his wife Louisa Emily Charlotte Bulteel, granddaughter of the second Earl Grey. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. After an abortive start on a diplomatic career, he travelled widely, particularly in Russia. He reported as an eye-witness on the Russo-Japanese War for the London Morning Post. At the start of World War I he joined the Royal Flying Corps, where he served as assistant to Trenchard. In 1918 Baring served as a staff officer in the Royal Air Force and was appointed OBE. In 1925 Baring received an honorary commission as a wing commander in the Reserve of Air Force Officers. After the war he enjoyed a period of success as a dramatist, and began to write novels. He suffered from chronic illness in the last years of his life; for the final 15 years of his life he was debilitated by Parkinson's Disease. He was widely connected socially, to some of the Cambridge Apostles, to The Coterie, and to the literary group around G. K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc in particular. He was staunch in his anti-intellectualism with respect to the arts, and a convinced practical joker. He became a Roman Catholic convert in 1909, being received into the church by Fr. Bowden at the Brompton Oratory. He described his conversion as "the only action in my life which I am quite certain I have never regretted." Baring became a novelist late in his life, but went on to find success in that genre, as well as in playwriting. In France his novel Daphne Adene ran to over twenty printings.

British dramatist, poet, novelist, translator and essayist (1874-1945)

Born 27 April 1874
Died 14 December 1945

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  • Cover of: Poems : 1914-1919
    First published in 1911 13 editions in 1 language — 4 previewable Cover of edition poems1914191900bariuoft Cover of edition collectedpoemsof00bariuoft Cover of edition poems1914to00bariuoft

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  • Cover of: Diminutive dramas
    First published in 1911 11 editions in 2 languages — 3 previewable Cover of edition diminutivedramas01bari Cover of edition diminutivedramas00bari

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  • Cover of: An outline of Russian literature
    First published in 1910 8 editions in 1 language — 3 previewable Cover of edition outlineofrussian02bari Cover of edition outlineofrussian0000bari

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    First published in 1924 8 editions in 1 language

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  • Cover of: Landmarks in Russian literature
    First published in 1910 8 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition landmarksinrussi00bari

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  • Cover of: R. F. C. H. Q., 1914-1918
    First published in 1920 8 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition rfchq1914191800bariuoft

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  • Cover of: Sarah Bernhardt
    First published in 1933 8 editions in 1 language

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  • Cover of: Dead letters
    First published in 1909 7 editions in 1 language — 3 previewable Cover of edition deadletters00bariuoft Cover of edition cu31924013582196

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  • Cover of: The puppet show of memory
    First published in 1922 7 editions in 1 language — 6 previewable Cover of edition puppetshowofmemo00bai Cover of edition puppetshowofmemo00bariuoft Cover of edition puppetshowofmemo00baririch Cover of edition puppetshowofmemo00bari Cover of edition puppetshowofmemo0000maur

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  • Cover of: Round the world in any number of days
    First published in 1914 7 editions in 1 language — 4 previewable Cover of edition roundworldinanyn00bariuoft Cover of edition roundworldinanyn00baririch Cover of edition roundworldinany00barigoog

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  • Cover of: His Majesty's embassy, & other plays
    First published in 1923 6 editions in 1 language — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: Daphne Adeane
    First published in 1926 5 editions in 1 language

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  • Cover of: Overlooked.
    First published in 1922 5 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition overlooked00bariiala

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  • Cover of: Passing by
    First published in 1921 5 editions in 1 language — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: Robert Peckham
    First published in 1930 5 editions in 1 language

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  • Cover of: year in Russia
    First published in 1907 5 editions in 1 language — 3 previewable Cover of edition yearinrussia00bari Cover of edition ayearinrussia00barigoog

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  • Cover of: Half a minute's silence, and other stories.

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  • Cover of: In my end is my beginning
    First published in 1931 4 editions in 1 language — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: The lonely lady of Dulwich
    First published in 1934 4 editions in 1 language — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: Lost lectures: or, The fruits of experience.

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