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Charles Langbridge Morgan

(1894-1958), Novelist and dramatist

Sitter in 33 portraits
Entered the Royal Navy in 1907, but resigned to pursue a literary career, a plan that was interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War. He spent most of the war interned in Antwerp, where he wrote his first novel, The Gunroom (1919), recounting his experiences as a young midshipman in the pre-war Royal Navy. After the war, he joined the editorial staff of The Times, serving as principal theatre critic from 1926. In 1929, he published the novel Portrait in a Mirror, followed in 1932 by The Fountain. During World War II, he worked for naval intelligence, and afterwards continued to produce novels and plays. His work was most successful in the 1930s and is little known today.

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Charles Langbridge Morgan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x27034

Charles Langbridge Morgan

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 June 1939
NPG x27034

Charles Langbridge Morgan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x27035

Charles Langbridge Morgan

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 June 1939
NPG x27035

Charles Langbridge Morgan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83792

Charles Langbridge Morgan

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1 June 1939
NPG x83792

Charles Langbridge Morgan, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x169549

Charles Langbridge Morgan

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 26 November 1948
NPG x169549

Charles Langbridge Morgan, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30010

Charles Langbridge Morgan

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1952
NPG x30010

Charles Langbridge Morgan, after Unknown artist - NPG D42410

Charles Langbridge Morgan

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42410

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Charles Langbridge Morgan

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x23686

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Charles Langbridge Morgan

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x23687

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Charles Langbridge Morgan

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x23688

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Charles Langbridge Morgan

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x23689

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Charles Langbridge Morgan

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x23690

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Charles Langbridge Morgan

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x23691

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