Arthur Quiller-Couch

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Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (21 November 1863 – 12 May 1944) was a Cornish writer who published using the pseudonym Q.wikipedia
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Rumpole of the Bailey

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His Oxford Book of English Verse was a favourite of John Mortimer fictional character Horace Rumpole.
A devotee of Arthur Quiller-Couch's Oxford Book of English Verse, he often quotes Wordsworth (and other poets less frequently, e.g. Shakespeare).

Bevil Quiller-Couch

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His son, Bevil Brian Quiller-Couch, was a war hero and poet, whose romantic letters to his fiancée, the poet May Wedderburn Cannan, were published in Tears of War.
He was the son of the Cornish writer, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch of Fowey, Cornwall.

84, Charing Cross Road

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He influenced many who never met him, including American writer Helene Hanff, author of 84, Charing Cross Road and its sequel, Q's Legacy.

Mabel Quiller-Couch

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His younger sisters Florence Mabel and Lilian M. were also writers and folklorists.
Her elder brother was the critic Arthur Quiller-Couch.

Gorsedh Kernow

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He was knighted in 1910, and in 1928 was made a Bard of the Cornish cultural society Gorseth Kernow, adopting the Bardic name Marghak Cough ('Red Knight').

Cornwall

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Arthur Quiller-Couch was born in the town of Bodmin, Cornwall.
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, author of many novels and works of literary criticism, lived in Fowey: his novels are mainly set in Cornwall.

Helene Hanff

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He influenced many who never met him, including American writer Helene Hanff, author of 84, Charing Cross Road and its sequel, Q's Legacy.
Hanff later put to good use her obsession with British scholar Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch in a book called Q's Legacy (1985).

Bodmin

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Arthur Quiller-Couch was born in the town of Bodmin, Cornwall.

May Wedderburn Cannan

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His son, Bevil Brian Quiller-Couch, was a war hero and poet, whose romantic letters to his fiancée, the poet May Wedderburn Cannan, were published in Tears of War.
She was engaged to Bevil Quiller-Couch, son of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.

St. Ives (novel)

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He published during 1896 a series of critical articles, Adventures in Criticism, and in 1898 he published a completion of Robert Louis Stevenson's unfinished novel, St. Ives.
It was completed in 1898 by Arthur Quiller-Couch.

Kenneth Grahame

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Kenneth Grahame inscribed a first edition of his The Wind in the Willows to Arthur's daughter, Foy Felicia, attributing Quiller-Couch as the inspiration for the character Ratty.
The character in the book known as Ratty was inspired by his good friend, and writer, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.

Jonathan Couch

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His grandfather, Jonathan Couch, was an eminent naturalist, also a physician, historian, classicist, apothecary, and illustrator (particularly of fish).
Couch left three sons by his second wife: Richard Quiller, Thomas Quiller (father of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch), and John Quiller, who all became surgeons (Quiller being their mother's maiden name and Quiller's House the family residence).

Fowey

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After some journalistic experience in London, mainly as a contributor to the Speaker, he settled in 1891 at Fowey in Cornwall.
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch is buried in the churchyard.

The Oxford Book of English Verse

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Although a prolific novelist, he is remembered mainly for the monumental publication The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250–1900 (later extended to 1918) and for his literary criticism. In 1895 he published an anthology from the 16th- and 17th-century English lyricists, The Golden Pomp, followed in 1900 by the Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250–1900.
The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250–1900 is an anthology of English poetry, edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch, that had a very substantial influence on popular taste and perception of poetry for at least a generation.

Royal Fowey Yacht Club

He was Commodore of the Royal Fowey Yacht Club from 1911 until his death.
Its antecedents can be traced back to 1880; its third Honorary Secretary, from 1893, was Arthur Quiller-Couch, who became Sir Arthur.

The Wind in the Willows

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Kenneth Grahame inscribed a first edition of his The Wind in the Willows to Arthur's daughter, Foy Felicia, attributing Quiller-Couch as the inspiration for the character Ratty.
However, Grahame himself said that this character was inspired by his good friend, the writer Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.

Castle Dor

Castle Dor, a re-telling of the Tristan and Iseult myth in modern circumstances, was left unfinished at Quiller-Couch's death and was completed many years later by Daphne du Maurier.
Castle Dor is a 1961 historical novel by Daphne du Maurier (with Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch), set in 19th century Cornwall.

A. L. Rowse

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Born in Cornwall and raised in humble circumstances, he was encouraged to study for Oxford by fellow-Cornishman Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.

King Edward VII Professor of English Literature

He was appointed King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge in 1912, and retained the chair for the rest of his life.

Anthology

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In 1895 he published an anthology from the 16th- and 17th-century English lyricists, The Golden Pomp, followed in 1900 by the Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250–1900.
Academic publishing also followed suit, with the success of the Quiller-Couch Oxford Book of English Verse encouraging other collections not limited to modern poetry.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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He published during 1896 a series of critical articles, Adventures in Criticism, and in 1898 he published a completion of Robert Louis Stevenson's unfinished novel, St. Ives. In 1887, while he was attending Oxford, he published Dead Man's Rock, a romance in the style of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, and later Troy Town (1888), a comic novel set in a fictionalised version of his home town Fowey, and The Splendid Spur (1889).

Jesus College, Cambridge

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Simultaneously he was elected to a Fellowship of Jesus College, which he also held until his death.

HMS Primrose (1807)

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Quiller-Couch was well known for his story "The Rollcall of the Reef", based on the wreck of HMS Primrose during 1809 on the Cornish coast.

J. Dover Wilson

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Quiller-Couch was a noted literary critic, publishing editions of some of Shakespeare's plays (in the New Shakespeare, published by Cambridge University Press, with Dover Wilson) and several critical works, including Studies in Literature (1918) and On the Art of Reading (1920).
He was the chief editor, with the assistance of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, of the New Shakespeare, a series of editions of the complete plays published by Cambridge University Press.

Tristan and Iseult

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Castle Dor, a re-telling of the Tristan and Iseult myth in modern circumstances, was left unfinished at Quiller-Couch's death and was completed many years later by Daphne du Maurier.