Charles Langbridge Morgan, Critic, Playwright and Novelist 1894-1958

Charles Morgan came up to Brasenose in 1919, after serving in the First World War. As a student he studied Modern History but was soon a prominent member of both College and University dramatic societies.

After gaining his degree, he worked as the Principal Dramatic Critic for The Times from 1926 until 1939, as well as writing many well-received plays and novels, including The Flashing Stream and The River Line. In 1936 he was awarded the French Legion of Honour, and later in 1949 elected as an Académicien in the Institut de France.

For more information about Charles Morgan please read Dr Carole Bourne-Taylor’s article on the Library and Archive Blog.

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