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Arthur William à Beckett

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Caricature of Arthur William à Beckett by Harry Furniss
Caricature of Arthur William à Beckett by Harry Furniss

Arthur William à Beckett (25 October 1844 – 14 January 1909) was an English journalist and intellectual.

Biography

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He was a younger son of Gilbert Abbott à Beckett and Mary Anne à Beckett, brother of Gilbert Arthur à Beckett and educated at Felsted School.[1] Besides fulfilling other journalistic engagements, Beckett was on the staff of Punch from 1874 to 1902, edited the Sunday Times 1891–1895, and the Naval and Military Magazine in 1896.

He gave an account of his father and his own reminiscences in The à Becketts of Punch (1903).[2] A childhood friend (and distant relative) of W. S. Gilbert, Beckett briefly feuded with Gilbert in 1869, but the two patched up the friendship, and Gilbert even later collaborated on projects with Beckett's brother.[3]

He was married to Suzanne Frances Winslow, daughter of the noted psychiatrist Forbes Benignus Winslow.

Works

He published:

  • Comic Guide to the Royal Academy, with his brother Gilbert (1863–64)
  • Fallen Amongst Thieves (1869)[1]
  • Our Holiday in the Highlands (1874)[1]
  • The Shadow Witness and The Doom of Saint Quirec, with Francis Burnand (1875–76)
  • The Ghost of Greystone Grange (1877)[1]
  • The Mystery of Mostyn Manor (1878)[1]
  • Traded Out; Hard Luck; Stone Broke; Papers from Pump Handle Court, by a Briefless Barrister (1884)
  • Modern Arabian Nights (1885)[1]
  • The Member for Wrottenborough (1895)
  • Greenroom Recollections (1896)
  • The Modern Adam (1899)
  • London at the End of the Century (1900)
  • With F. C. Burnand he co-authored:[1]
    • The Doom of St. Querec (1875)
    • The Shadow Witness (1876)

He wrote for the theatre two three-act comedies:[1]

and[1]

  • On Strike (Court Theatre, 1873, a domestic drama in one act) ;
  • Faded Flowers (The Haymarket);
  • Long Ago (Royalty Theatre, 1882);
  • From Father to Son (Liverpool, 1881, a dramatised version of his novel Fallen among Thieves written in 3 acts in cooperation with J. Palgrave Simpson).

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Cooper 1884.
  2. ^ The à Becketts of Punch. 1903.
  3. ^ Crowther, Andrew (2011). Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan. The History Press. ISBN 9780752463858.

References

External links

Media offices
Preceded by
Phil Robinson
Editor of The Sunday Times
1890–1893
Succeeded by
Rachel Beer


This page was last edited on 20 June 2020, at 13:52
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