A Rover I Would be: Essays and Fantasies, by E. V. Lucas
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A Rover I Would be is a selection of essays and prose by E. V. Lucas. His style is characterised by a lightness, a gentle humour and a rich variety of content.
“Lucas had a great appetite for the curious, the human, and the ridiculous. If he were offered a story, an incident or an absurdity, his mind instantly shaped it with wit and form. He read a character with wisdom, and gravely turned it to fun.” - Frank Swinnerton, 1935
Edward Verrall Lucas (1868 – 1938) was an English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor.
Born to a Quaker family, he began work at the age of sixteen, apprenticed to a bookseller before turned to journalism. In 1904 Lucas joined the staff of the humorous magazine Punch and remained there for the rest of his life.
He is most celebrated for his essays, and as the editor of the works of Charles Lamb.
Published by Methuen in 1928. 2nd Edition.
No Dust jacket. Binding is intact. Good condition.