Enid Bagnold: British author and playwright
A city of north central Oklahoma
The wife of Geraint
Enid Blyton: British children's author
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When a man goes
through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the
same. He knows too much.
~ Enid Bagnold
Bagnold (October 27, 1889 – March 31, 1981) was a British
author and playwright, best known for the 1935 story National
Velvet, filmed in 1944 with Elizabeth Taylor.
was born in Rochester, Kent and brought up mostly in Jamaica. She
went to art school in London, and then worked for Frank Harris
(who seduced her in an upstairs room at the Café Royal,
one of his verifiable conquests).
was a nurse during World War I, writing critically of the
hospital administration and being dismissed. She then was a
driver in France. In 1920 she married Sir Roderick Jones,
becoming Lady Jones. She continued to use her maiden name for her
is a city located in Garfield County, Oklahoma. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 47,045. It is the
county seat of Garfield County.
was founded during the opening of the Cherokee Outlet by land run
in 1893. Today, the history of this era is preserved at the
Museum of the Cherokee Strip, located in Enid. Vance Air Force
Base was founded in 1941 on land leased by the city of Enid to
the United States Army Air Force, now the United States Air
Force. Enid was once home to Champlin Petroleum; the H. H.
Champlin mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The town's early history was captured in The Cherokee Strip by
Pulitzer-winning author Marquis James, who recounts his boyhood
also known by the title Geraint, son of Erbin, is a one of the
Three Welsh Romances typically associated with the Mabinogion. It
is analogous to Chrétien de Troyes' 12th century poem Erec
and Enide; some scholars think the two derive from a common lost
source, but most believe Geraint is based directly or indirectly
on Erec (though Chrétien may have had a Celtic source). It
survives in the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of
Hergest, both from the 14th century.
romance concerns the love of Geraint and Enid. The couple marries
and settles down together, but rumors spread that Geraint has
gone soft. Upset about this, Enid cries to herself that she is
not a true wife for keeping her husband from her chivalric dutie,
but Geraint misunderstands her comment to mean she has been
unfaithful to him. He makes her join him on a long and dangerous
trip and commands her not to speak to him. Enid disregards this
command several times to warn her husband of danger. Several
adventures follow that prove Enid's love and Geraint's fighting
ability. The couple is happily reconciled in the end, and Geraint
inherits his father's kingdom.
does not appear in Welsh sources outside of this romance, but
Geraint was a popular figure already. Some scholars hold that the
Erec from Chrétien's poem is based on Geraint, but others
think the Welsh author simply replaced an unfamiliar French name
with one his audience would recognize and associate with heroism.
Blyton (11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968) was an English
children's writer also known as Mary Pollock.
Blyton with her daughters Gillian and Imogen in 1946.
for numerous series of books based on recurring characters and
designed for different age groups,her books have enjoyed huge
success in many parts of the world, and have sold over 600
of Blyton's most widely known characters is Noddy, intended for
early years readers. However, her main work is the genre of young
readers' novels in which children have their own adventures with
minimal adult help. Series of this type include the Famous Five
(21 novels, 1942–1963, based on four children and their
dog), the Five Find-Outers and Dog, (15 novels, 1943–1961,
where five children regularly outwit the local police) as well as
The Secret Seven (15 novels, 1949–1963, a society of seven
children who solve various mysteries).
work involves children's adventure stories, and fantasy,
sometimes involving magic. Her books were and still are
enormously popular throughout the Commonwealth; as translations
in the former Yugoslavia, Japan; as adaptations in Arabic; and
across most of the globe. Her work has been translated into
nearly 90 languages.
literary output was of an estimated 800 books over roughly 40
years. Chorion Limited of London now owns and handles the
intellectual properties and character brands of Blyton's Noddy
and the Famous Five.
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