Richard Ellis Roberts

ROBERTS, Richard Ellis. b. Islington, London, 26 February 1879; d. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA, 5 October 1953. Educated at Merchant Taylors’ School and St John’s College, Oxford (BA 1901), he became a writer, journalist and editor, working on the Pall Mall Gazette (1903-05), and contributing to many journals and newspapers. Among his early publications were The Church of England (1908), a translation of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt (1912), and a critical study of Ibsen’s work. During the First World War he served as a First Division Clerk at the Admiralty (1916-18), afterwards resuming his career in journalism and becoming literary editor of the New Statesman (1930-32) and of Time and...

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