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Martin Armstrong

 

Martin Donisthorpe Armstrong (October 2, 1882 – February 24, 1974) was an English writer and poet, known for his stories. He was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He served in World War I in the British Army in France – a Private in the Artists’ Rifles, he was commissioned into the Middlesex Regiment in 1915 and promoted Lieutenant in 1916. He was included in the final Georgian Poetry anthology. He married in 1929 Canadian writer Jessie McDonald after she had divorced Conrad Aiken, making Armstrong the stepfather of the young Joan Aiken. He appears in disguised form as a character in Conrad Aiken’s Ushant.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Exodus (1912) poems
Thirty New Poems (1918)
Lady Hester Stanhope (1920) biography
The Buzzards and Other Poems (1921)
The Puppet Show (1922) stories
Jeremy Taylor, A selection from his works (1923) editor
The Foster-Mother (n.d.)
The Bazaar and Other Stories (1924)
The Goat and Compasses (1925) novel
Desert, a Legend (1926) novel
The Stepson (1927) novel
Sir Pompey and Madame Juno (1927) stories
Saint Hercules and Other Stories (1927)
Paul Nash illustrationsSt. Christopher’s Day (1928) novel
Portrait of the Misses Harlowe (1928) story
The Three-Cornered Hat (1928) translation
Laughing (1928) essay
The Sleeping Fury (1929) novel
The Bird-catcher and other poems (1929)
The Fiery Dive and Other Stories (1929)
Adrian Glynde, A Novel (1930)
Collected Poems (1931)
Blind Man’s Mark (1931)
The Paintbox, “How and Why” Series (1931)
The Romantic Adventures of Mr. Darby and of Sarah his Wife (1931) novel
The Fothergill Omnibus (1931) anthology
Lover’s Leap (1932)
Fifty-four Conceits: A Collection of Epigrams and Epitaphs Serious and Comic (1933)
General Buntop’s Miracle and Other Stories (1934)
Venus Over Lannery (1936) novel
A Case of Conscience and Other Tales (1937)
Spanish Circus: Charles IV of Spain (1937)
Victorian Peepshow (1938) autobiography
The Major Pleasures of Life, An Anthology (1943)
Chichester Concert (1944) ode

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADRIAN GLYNDE

 

Adrian Glynde is a thirteen year old boy who has lost his father in WWI and has a troubled relationship with his mother. He struggles with loneliness, complicated family ties and the difficult reality around him as he attempts to grow up and figure out what kind of man he wants to become. Written in 1930 and set between two World Wars, this is a touching coming-of-age story that will be relatable to anyone who has ever felt out-of-place or alone, especially teenagers and preteens.

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 4th March 2013

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SIR POMPEY AND MADAME JUNO

 

Since his volume of short stories, The Bazaar, Martin Armstrong has written two novels, The Goat and Compasses and Desert. This new volume of tales show, however, that he had no intention of abandoning the short story, and it displays, besides, a breadth of treatment and sureness of touch considerably in advance of the Bazaar and the earlier Puppet Show. Like them, it contains a selection which ranges from fantastic farce, as in Aunt Hetty, to grim realism, as in The Patrol. Some novel readers say they do not like short stories. This is a book which will dispel their prejudice.

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 1st December 2011

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THE SLEEPING FURY

 

Martin Armstrong came at last into his own upon publication of St. Christopher’s Day. Previously known to a small inner circle only, he now found himself week after week in the list of best sellers published by such papers as The Observer, The Spectator, and John O’ London’s Weekly; and with a novel, moreover, which the majority of critics regarded as artistically an advance on any of his previous work. Those who have sympathetically watched this growth both in popularity and in artistic achievement will not, we think, be disappointed by The Sleeping Fury.

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 28th September 2011

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THE STEPSON

 

A novel in which a young woman marries an old man and falls in love with her stepson, an excellent example of early twentieth-century psychological realism.

 

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THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF MR. DARBY AND OF SARAH HIS WIFE

 

Mr. Darby is a thoroughly agreeable gentleman of modest circumstances and romantic leanings who suddenly inherits a fortune of millions.Here at last he has a chance to indulge his tastes and fancies; he can smoke the most expensive cigars, drink champagne and become a patron of the arts. But, best of all, he is able, after all these years, to fulfill his dream of travel in the remote and fascinating parts of the world, beneath the tropic suns, through the jungle and beside the azure seas. Life has suddenly become very important and beautiful and exciting to Mr. Darby.

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 28th September 2011

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