Search - List of Books by Ronald Blythe
"Death used to announce itself in the thick of life but now people drag on so long it sometimes seems that we are reaching the stage when we may have to announce ourselves to death. It is as though one needs a special strength to die, and not a final weakness." -- Ronald Blythe
Ronald Blythe (born 1922) is an English writer and editor, best known in his native England for his Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village (1969), a portrait of agricultural life in Suffolk from the turn of the century to the 1960s. As editor of Penguin Classics for more than 20 years, Blythe has edited modern editions of works by writers such as Thomas Hardy, Henry James and William Hazlitt. He has also prepared a number of compilation, including The Pleasure of Diaries (1989) and Private Words: Letters and Diaries from the Second World War (1993).
Blythe was awarded a Benson Medal in 2006.
Total Books: 78
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