Forster, John

Forster, John,

1812–76, English biographer and critic. He was influential as literary and dramatic critic of the London Examiner. His Lives of the Statesmen of the Commonwealth (5 vol., 1836–39) established his reputation as a biographer. He is best known for his excellent Life of Charles Dickens (3 vol., 1872–74). In addition he wrote lives of Goldsmith (1848), Landor (1869), and Swift (Vol. I only, 1875).
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Left to right: Leo Blackett, Shae Paterson, Sam Ponente, Lowri Waugh, Josie Barker, Katie Merlane, Max Forster, John Thompson and Lewis Cruz.
Forster, John Maynard Keynes, Clive Bell, Lytton Strachey and Duncan Grant.
Robins' manager Graham Fenton recalls Stuart Donnison, Adam Forster, John Grey, and Dean Walker, who all missed last Saturday's game.
Forster, John Maynard Keynes, Katherine Mansfield, T.
Under the care of Captain Tim Forster, John Sumner's star won 14 races - including his final appearance at Warwick - while he also contested the Cheltenham Gold Cup twice, being pulled up both times.
Saltersgill B defeated Coronation 6-2 with wins from captain Tot Irvine, new signing Lee Murphy, Dean Forster, John Randall, Owen Harker and man of the match Yad Aziz.
Forster, John Maynard Keynes, and Clive Bell--and, even more crucially, as the devoted husband of the sister of another Cambridge friend, Thoby Stephen.
But, for all Reading's promise, Green was barely extended by efforts from Forster, John Salako and Graeme Murty, whose attempts all flew straight at England's latest goalkeeping call-up.
Forster, John Galsworthy and Henry James - 'who were most affected by their readings' (p.
Coventry Bishopsgate did better at Rugby, winning 5-3 thanks to Sandy Mackie, Ralph Forster, John Brooks, Dave Clarke and man-of-the-match Tony Brown.
In the opening chapter of the study, "The Expatriate Tradition," Chakravarti presents a brief analysis of that tradition's novelists: Kipling, Forster, John Masters, Edward Thompson, Rumer Godden, and Jon Godden.
TOGETHER Left to right, Bob Moncur, Olivier Bernard, Graeme Forster, John Carver and John Gibson at the Wallsend Boys' Club dinner