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EDWIN PARKER CONQUEST

(Virginia & New College 1953) (13 June 1931 - 28 May 2019)

EDWIN PARKER CONQUEST

After earning a B.A. from Princeton University, Edwin was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for two years' study at Oxford University. There at New College, Oxford, he received the degrees of B. A. and M.A. in English Language and Literature. On leaving Oxford, he served in the army as an artillery lieutenant (R.O.T.C.) with the 2nd Armored Division in Germany. He treasured a rare opportunity to study under Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Africa. He later received the LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School and practiced law in New York City for three years. He then returned to Princeton, where he earned a Ph.D. in English Literature, after which he taught English at Georgetown University, specialising in Victorian fiction, before retiring in 1974 to pursue further his own writing. Doubleday published his first novel, The Gun and Glory of Granite Hendley, in 1969, after which he went on to write and publish numerous books of stories, poetry, and plays.

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