Dr. Elizabeth Steele, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Toledo, has spent much of her working life collecting and studying the writings of that once-famous British novelist, Hugh Walpole. Over the years, she has authored or edited numerous books and articles on English literature.2006 0-7734-5532-9
This study attempts to show when, where and how novelist, Hugh Walpole, author of forty-two books of fiction and two famous screenplays, came to typify the image of the genius “British lecturer” in the minds of many Americans. The number of British literary men and women lecturing in America between the two World Wars was, and continues to seem, remarkable. Among them, Hugh Walpole was considered one of the best, touring America five times for two decades, and leaving his own personal stamp.