Baring, Maurice

Baring, Maurice

▪ British author
born April 27, 1874, London, Eng.
died Dec. 14, 1945, Beauly, Inverness, Scot.

      man of letters, scion of a family long prominent in the financial ventures of the British Empire, who was representative of the social culture that flourished in England before World War I.

      The fourth son of the 1st Baron Revelstoke (a director of the Bank of England and a senior partner at Baring Bros.), the young Baring was educated at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 1898 he joined the diplomatic service. In 1904 he became a journalist and reported the Russo-Japanese War in Manchuria; later he was a correspondent in Russia and Constantinople. In World War I he served with distinction on the headquarters staff of the Royal Flying Corps. He published novels, including C (1924), Cat's Cradle (1925), and Daphne Adeane (1926); poems, parodies, and essays, such as Dead Letters (1910) and Diminutive Dramas (1911); and a study of Sarah Bernhardt (1933). He was also a distinguished Russian scholar and translator. He recorded his personality and experiences, until the outbreak of World War I, in The Puppet Show of Memory (1922), and his anthology Have You Anything to Declare? (1936) displays the width of his reading and his fine literary taste.

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