A. Hamilton Gibbs

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Portrait from The Sun, 1919

Arthur Hamilton Gibbs (9 March 1888 – 24 May 1964) was an English-American novelist. He was the brother of Cosmo Hamilton and Sir Philip Gibbs.[1]

Born in London, Gibbs wrote 16 novels and two books of poetry. His novels include The Persistent Lovers (1915) (which was adapted into a 1922 film of the same name), Soundings (1925) (the best-selling book in the United States that year), and Chances (1930).

Gibbs became a United States citizen in 1931, and thereafter lived primarily in Lakeville, Massachusetts. He died in Boston in 1964, survived by his wife Jeanette (Philips), a writer and lawyer.[2]

Works (may be incomplete)[edit]

  • Rowlandson's Oxford (1911)
  • The Compleat Oxford Man (1911)
  • Cheadle and Son (1912)
  • The Hour of Conflict (1914)
  • The Persistent Lovers (1915)
  • Gun fodder; the diary of four years of war (1919)
  • The Grey Wave (1920)
  • Bluebottles (1920)
  • Soundings (1925)
  • Labels (1926)
  • Harness (1928)
  • Chances (1930) (adapted for 1931 film)
  • Undertow (1932)
  • Rivers Glide On (1934)
  • The Young Prince (1937, 60 pp.)[3]
  • A Half Inch of Candle (1939)
  • Way of Life (1947)[4]
  • One Touch of France (1953) (free verse)[5]
  • Obedience to the Moon (1956)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major A. Hamilton Gibbs and his Book". The Sun. New York City. 26 Oct 1919. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ (26 May 1964). Hamilton Gibbs, Author, 76, Dead, The New York Times
  3. ^ Wallace, Margaret (2 January 1938). A Fable for Adults (Review of The Young Prince, The New York Times
  4. ^ Paige, Judith (12 October 1947). Idealists All (book review of Way of Life, The New York Times
  5. ^ Gilbert, Morris (22 March 1953). In Love With France (review of One Touche of France, The New York Times

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