P. C. Wren

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Percival Christopher Wren

Percival Christopher Wren
Osnovni podaci
Rođenje Percy Wren
1. novembar 1875. (1875-11-01)
Deptford, South London, Engleska
Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo
Smrt 22. novembar 1941. (dob: 66)
Zanimanje nastavnik, književnik
Jezik engleski
Nacionalnost engleska
Alma mater St Catherine's College, Oxford
Djelo
Žanrovi pustolovni roman
Znamenita djela Beau Geste

Percival Christopher Wren (1. novembar 1875 - 22. novembar 1941) bio je britanski književnik, najpoznatiji kao autor pustolovnog romana Beau Geste, posvećenog francuskoj Legiji stranaca.

Po struci je bio nastavnik, i mnogo godina je proveo u Britanskoj Indiji. O njegovom životu između 1917. i 1922. godine, pak, ne postoje gotovo nikakvi pouzdani podaci, pa su se zbog toga javile hipoteze da ih je proveo služeći u Legiji. U svakom slučaju, Beau Geste, objavljen 1924. godine je pružio izuzetno detaljan i autentičan opis legionarskog života. Roman je postigao veliki uspjeh te potakao Wrena da napiše još nekoliko nastavaka, a više puta je adaptiran u hollywoodske filmove.

Bibliografija[uredi - уреди]

  • The Indian Teacher's Guide to the Theory and Practice of Mental, Moral, and Physical Education (1910 Bombay)
  • Indian School Organization, Management, Discipline, Tone, and Equipment, Being the Indian Headmaster's Guide (1911 Bombay)
  • The Direct Teaching of English in Indian Schools (1911 Bombay)
  • Dew and Mildew: Semi-Detached Stories from Darabad, India (1912 UK)
  • Chemistry and First Aid for Standard VII with H.E.H. Pratt (1913 Bombay)
  • Father Gregory; or, Lures and Failures: A Tale of Hindustan (1913 UK/1926 US)
  • Physics and Mechanics with N.B. Macmillan (1914 Bombay)
  • Snake and Sword (1914 UK)
  • The Wages of Virtue (1916 UK/1917 US)
  • Driftwood Spars (1916 UK/1927 US)
  • Stepsons of France (1917 UK/1917 US)
  • The Young Stagers, Being Further Faites and Gestes of the Junior Carlton Club of Karabad, India... (1917 UK/1926 US)
  • Cupid in Africa; or, The Making of Bertran in Love and War - A Character Study (1920 UK)
  • With the Prince through Canada, New Zealand, and Australia (1922 Bombay)
  • The Snake and the Sword (1923 US), reprint of 1914 text
  • Beau Geste (1924 UK/1925 US)
  • Beau Sabreur (1926 UK/US)
  • Dew and Mildew: A Loose-Knit Tale of Hindustan (1927 US), reprint of 1912 text
  • Beau Ideal (1928 UK/US)
  • Good Gestes: Stories of Beau Geste, His Brothers, and Certain of Their Comrades in the French Foreign Legion (1929 UK/US)
  • Soldiers of Misfortune: The Story of Otho Belleme (1929 UK/US)
  • Mysterious Waye: The Story of "The Unsetting Sun" (1930 UK/US)
  • The Mammon of Righteousness: The Story of Coxe and the Box (1930 UK/US)
  • Valiant Dust (1932 UK/US)
  • Action and Passion (1933 UK/US)
  • Flawed Blades: Tales from the Foreign Legion (1933 UK/US)
  • Beggars' Horses (1934 UK)
  • Port o' Missing Men: Strange Tales of the Stranger Regiment (1934 UK/1943 US)
  • Sinbad the Soldier (1935 UK/US)
  • Explosion (1935 UK)
  • Spanish Maine (1935 UK) Published as The Desert Heritage in US
  • Fort in the Jungle: The Extraordinary Adventures of Sinbad Dysart in Tonkin (1936 UK/US)
  • Bubble Reputation (1936 UK) Published as The Cortenay Treasure in US
  • The Man of a Ghost (1937 UK) Published as The Spur of Pride in US
  • Worth Wile (1937 UK) Published as To the Hilt in US
  • Cardboard Castle (1938 UK/US)
  • Rough Shooting: True Tales and Strange Stories (1938 UK/1944 US)
  • Paper Prison (1939 UK) Published as The Man the Devil Didn't Want in US
  • The Disappearance of General Jason (1940 UK)
  • Two Feet from Heaven (1940 UK/1941 US)
  • Odd - But Even So: Stories Stranger Than Fiction (1941 UK/1942 US)
  • The Uniform of Glory (1941 UK)
  • The Dark Woman (1943 US), reprint of 1934 UK text Beggar' Horses
  • The Hunting of Henri (1944 UK), reprint of a short story
  • Stories of the Foreign Legion (1947 UK),reprints of short stories
  • Dead Men's Boots and Other Tales from the Foreign Legion (1949 UK), reprints of short stories

Revidirana izdanja[uredi - уреди]

  • The World of India, Adapted for Use in Indian Schools, edited by Wren (1905 Calcutta)
  • Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, edited and simplified by Wren (1912 UK)
  • Longman's Science Series for Indian High Schools, 11 volumes edited by Wren (1913–14 Bombay)
  • SOWING GLORY The Memoirs of "Mary Ambree" an Englishwoman in the ranks of the French Foreign Legion (edited by Wren in 1931)
  • Ernest F. Row's Work, Wealth, and Wages, revised by Wren (1950 Bombay)
  • First Lessons in English Grammar (1961 Bombay)
  • Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, edited and simplified by Wren (1963 Calcutta)

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