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Ronald Firbank (1886-1926), Novelist

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Ronald Firbank was an innovative novelist who influenced other novelists such as Evelyn Waugh and Ivy Compton-Burnett. Best known for his witty novels such as Valmouth (1918), he also wrote a number of short stories and plays.

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Ronald Firbank

by Augustus Edwin John
pencil, circa 1915
NPG 4600