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The Dark House

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Title:The Dark House
Deeping, Warwick (George)   
(8 of 42 for author by title)
Countess Glika and Other Stories
Published:   1941
Publisher:McClelland & Stewart Limited

In this book, Deeping touches on the sensitive subject of euthanasia. The book is the story of a young Doctor who desires to become a famous surgeon but lends the money he has saved toward opening his own practice to his brother, who loses it through his gambling and leaves Dr. Richmond destitute. He becomes a junior partner in a small town practice. He comes to know and like his neighbours, falls in love and marries. From Clemson’s The Tiger, Jan 22, 1942–“In solving his personal problem and winning the confidence and affection of his people, he found a new vision of a good way of life–a new conception of what makes living worthwhile.” [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Deeping, Warwick (George)

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He was one of the best selling authors of the 1920s and 1930s, with seven of his novels making the best-seller list. Deeping was a prolific writer of short stories, which appeared in such British magazines as Cassell's, The Story-Teller, and The Strand. He also published fiction in several US magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post and Adventure. All of the short stories and serialized novels in U.S. magazines were reprints works previously published in Britain. Well over 200 of his original short stories and essays that appeared in various British fiction magazines were never seen in book form. Those works are now available in the multi-volume "Lost Stories" collection.

His early work is dominated by historical romances. His later novels more usually dealt with modern life, and were critical of many tendencies of twentieth-century civilisation. His standpoint was generally that of a passionate individualism, distrustful both of ruling elites and of the lower classes, who were often presented as a threat to his embattled middle-class protagonists. His most celebrated hero is Captain Sorrell M.C., the ex-officer who after the War is reduced to a menial occupation in which he is bullied by those of a lower social class and less education. Deeping's novels often deal with controversial issues.--Wikipedia.

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