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Peter Courtney Quennell (9 March 1905, Bickley, Kent, England — 27 October 1993, London) was an English biographer, literary historian, editor, essayist, poet, and critic.

Quennell was the son of architect C. H. B. Quennell, and his wife, Marjorie Quennell who wrote extensively on social history. Educated at Berkhamsted Grammar School and at Balliol College, Oxford, he first practised journalism in London. While still at school some of his poems were selected by Richard Hughes for the anthology Public School Verse, which brought him to the attention of writers such as Edith Sitwell.

In 1922 he published his first book, Masques and Poems.This was followed by many other volumes, particularly his Four Portraits of 1945 (studies of Boswell, Gibbon, Sterne, and Wilkes), books on London and works on Baudelaire (1929), Byron (1934-35), Pope (1949), Ruskin (1949), Hogarth (1955), Shakespeare (1963), Proust (1971) and Dr Johnson (1972).

In 1930 he taught at the University of Tokyo. In 1944-51, he was editor of the Cornhill Magazine and from 1951 to 1979 founder-editor of History Today.

He published two volume of autobiography, The Marble Foot (1976) and Wanton Chase (1980). He was married five times, and had two children, a daughter Sarah, from his third marriage and Alexander from his fifth. He received the CBE and was later knighted.

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Total Books: 70
Byron - The Years of Fame
2006 - Byron - the Years of Fame (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781406793567
ISBN-10: 1406793566
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Who's Who in Shakespeare
2001 - Who's Who in Shakespeare [Who's Who] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415260350
ISBN-10: 0415260353
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Byron The Years of Fame
2001 - Byron the Years of Fame [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780141390635
ISBN-10: 0141390638
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Four Portraits Boswell Gibbon Sterne and Wilkes
1988 - Four Portraits Boswell Gibbon Sterne and Wilkes [Cresset Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780091731496
ISBN-10: 0091731496
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Byron
1988 - Byron (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780002150804
ISBN-10: 0002150808
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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The pursuit of happiness
1988 - The Pursuit of Happiness (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780094657908
ISBN-10: 0094657904
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Superficial Journey through Tokyo and Peking
1987 - A Superficial Journey Through Tokyo and Peking [Oxford Paperback Reference] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195840995
ISBN-10: 0195840992
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My Heart Laid Bare and Other Prose Writings
1986 - My Heart Laid Bare and Other Prose Writings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780948166075
ISBN-10: 094816607X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Customs and Characters Contemporary Portraits
1982 - Customs and Characters Contemporary Portraits (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297780601
ISBN-10: 0297780603
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A History of English Literature
1981 - A History of English Literature (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780905746432
ISBN-10: 0905746430
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Wanton Chase An Autobiography from 1939
1980 - Wanton Chase an Autobiography From 1939 (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780002165266
ISBN-10: 0002165260
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Affairs of the Mind The Salon in Europe and America from the Eighteenth to Twentieth Century
Day Before Yesterday
1978 - Day Before Yesterday (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780460120319
ISBN-10: 046012031X
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The Marble Foot An Autobiography 1905-1938
1977 - The Marble Foot an Autobiography 1905-1938 (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670454730
ISBN-10: 0670454737
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Samuel Johnson His Friends and Enemies
1972 - Samuel Johnson His Friends and Enemies (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297995364
ISBN-10: 0297995367
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Casanova in London and Other Essays
1971 - Casanova in London and Other Essays (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780297003199
ISBN-10: 0297003194
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Romantic England Writing and Painting 1717-1851
1970 - Romantic England Writing and Painting 1717-1851 (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297001317
ISBN-10: 0297001310
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The Sign of the Fish
1960 - The Sign of the Fish (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670644698
ISBN-10: 0670644692
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Byron in Italy
1957 - Byron in Italy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670000166
ISBN-10: 0670000167
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Hogarth's Progress
1955 - Hogarth's Progress (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670375325
ISBN-10: 0670375322
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Profane Virtues
1945 - Profane VIrtues (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670578726
ISBN-10: 067057872X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Colosseum [WONDERS OF MAN] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Baudelaire and the Symbolists Five Essays [Essay and general literature index reprint series] (Hardcover)
The Singular Preference Portraits Essays [Essay and general literature index reprint series] (Hardcover)