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J. B. Priestley

J. B. PriestleyAKA John Boynton Priestley

Born: 13-Sep-1894
Birthplace: Bradford, Yorkshire, England [1]
Died: 14-Aug-1984
Location of death: Alveston, Warwickshire, England [2]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Hubberholme, North Yorkshire, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Deist [3]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Playwright

Nationality: England
Executive summary: An Inspector Calls

Military service: WWI, Duke of Wellington's and Devon Regiments


[1] 34 Mannheim Road, Bradford, Yorkshire, England.

[2] Kissing Tree House, Alveston, Warwickshire, England.

[3] "We can at least believe that man lives under God in a great mystery." Literature and Western Man (1960). However, he was skeptical of the usefulness of man's institutions of organized religion. Quoting from the same nonfiction work, he concludes that "Any last pretense of society having a religious foundation and framework, being contained at all by religion, has vanished."

Father: (schoolmaster)
Wife: Pat Tempest (m. 1921, two daughters, d. 1925 cancer)
Wife: Jane Wyndham Lewis (m. 1926, one daughter, div. 1952)
Wife: Jacquetta Hawkes (writer, m. 1953)

    High School: Belle Vue Grammar School (dropped out at age 16)
    University:
Trinity College, Cambridge University (1922)

    Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Author of books:
Angel Pavement (1930, novel)
The Plays of J. B. Priestley (1948, drama, 3 vols.)

Wrote plays:
Dangerous Corner (1932)
Time and the Conways (1937)
An Inspector Calls (1946)


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