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Richard Aldington, christened Edward Godfree, was born at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, on July 8, 1892. Aldington attended preparatory schools as a child, after which he studied for four years at Dover College. He then enrolled in University College but did not complete his education there due to a sudden financial loss suffered by his father, forcing him to withdraw. For a while, Aldington was supporting himself as an assistant to a newspaper sportswriter. He also wrote reviews and essays, worked on translations, and finally began selling his own poems. He soon made friends with a group of three other young poets: Ezra Pound, Hilda Doolittle, and Harold Monro. During this period, Aldington became associated with the Imagist movement, through his association with Ezra Pound. His poetry appeared in Pound's 1914 anthology Des Imagistes and in Amy Lowell's annual anthology Some Imagist Poets. He published his first volume of poetry, Images (1910-1915), in 1915. On June 24, 1916, Aldington left for military service. He was sent to France in the winter after training. The two and a half years that Aldington spent in active duty during WWI was to become perhaps the greatest single influence on his writing for the decades to follow. His most immediate literary response to the war was his collection of poetry Images of War, published in 1919, which was followed by his first, and perhaps most well known novel, Death of a Hero. Aldington published 24 books, as editor or translator, or collections of his poems, between 1920 and 1929, including the first book of his about his friend D.H. Lawrence, D.H. Lawrence, An Indiscretion. Over the following ten years, he published several more collections of short stories, three long poems, four editions of his collected poems, miscellaneous literary journalism and wrote seven novels. In 1939, Viking offered him editorship of The Viking Book of Poetry of the English Speaking World after having published his novel Rejected Guest. Aldington sold serial rights to his memoirs to the Atlantic Monthly which were published in 1941 under the title Life for Life's Sake. After moving to Florida, Aldington began his biography of the Duke of Wellington, which was published in 1943. In 1942, Aldington took his family to Hollywood where he hoped to work as a screen writer. They stayed in Hollywood for over three years while Aldington worked as a freelance writer for the studios. He also finished The Duke, which he began in Florida, edited the Portable Oscar Wilde, and did a few translations. He published his last novel, The Romance of Casanova: A Novel, in 1946. Aldington died in France in 1962. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Duke 49 copies
Soft Answers 27 copies
All Men are Enemies: A Romance 26 copies, 2 reviews
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Fifty Romance Lyric Poems (Editor) 11 copies
Roads to Glory 10 copies
Very Heaven 6 copies
Switzerland 5 copies
Voltaire 4 copies
Some Imagist Poets [1915] (Editor) 3 copies
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At All Costs 3 copies
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Last Straws 2 copies
Images of War 2 copies
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New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology (Translator, some editions) 822 copies, 1 review
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Kangaroo (Introduction, some editions) 520 copies, 8 reviews
Aaron's Rod (Introduction, some editions) 515 copies, 7 reviews
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The Portable Oscar Wilde: Revised Edition (Editor) 459 copies, 2 reviews
The Petty Demon (Translator, some editions) 445 copies, 4 reviews
Seven Famous Greek Plays (Translator) 388 copies, 2 reviews
The White Peacock (Introduction, some editions) 388 copies, 4 reviews
Twilight in Italy (Introduction, some editions) 289 copies, 3 reviews
Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations (Translator) 273 copies, 1 review
Voyages to the Moon and the Sun (Translator, some editions) 267 copies, 9 reviews
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Apocalypse (Introduction, some editions) 207 copies
Selected Letters (Editor, some editions) 196 copies, 2 reviews
The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories (Introduction, some editions) 179 copies, 4 reviews
Lettres (Translator, some editions) 162 copies, 2 reviews
Aurelia (Translator, some editions) 154 copies, 3 reviews
Selected Essays (Introduction, some editions) 154 copies
Imagist Poetry (Penguin Modern Classics) (Contributor) 142 copies, 2 reviews
Apocalypse and the Writings on Revelation (Editor, some editions) 141 copies, 1 review
St. Mawr / The Virgin and the Gipsy (Introduction, some editions) 132 copies, 3 reviews
Anthem for Doomed Youth: Poets of the Great War (Contributor) 130 copies, 2 reviews
Imagist Poetry: An Anthology (Contributor) 130 copies, 1 review
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (Contributor) 99 copies, 1 review
The Imagist Poem (Contributor, some editions) 89 copies
St. Mawr (Introduction, some editions) 77 copies
Tales from the Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio (Translator, some editions) 47 copies
The Fifteen Joys of Marriage (Translator, some editions) 39 copies
A Wreath for San Gemignano (Translator, some editions) 27 copies
Candide, and Other Romances (Translator) 26 copies
The Last Voyage and Other Stories (Foreword, some editions) 21 copies, 1 review
Memoirs (Introduction, some editions) 11 copies
Some Imagist Poets An Anthology (Contributor) 9 copies, 1 review
Rome: A Book of Photographs (Introduction) 8 copies
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Lettres à l'Amazone (Translator, some editions) 7 copies
Des Imagistes: An Anthology (Contributor) 7 copies, 1 review
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LETTERS OF VOLTAIRE AND FREDERICK THE GREAT. (Translator, some editions) 5 copies
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Private life of the marshal Duke of Richelieu (Introduction, some editions) 4 copies
The Spirit of Place (Editor) 4 copies, 1 review
The good-humoured ladies: a comedy (Translator, some editions) 2 copies
The Last Poems of D. H. Lawrence: 2 (Editor, some editions) 2 copies
The Memoirs And Correspondence Of Madame D'Epinay (Translator, some editions) 1 copy
Selected Poems (RA) (Editor) 1 copy

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