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John Carey

Born: 5-Apr-1934
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Intellectuals and the Masses

Military service: British Army (East Surrey Regiment, 1952-54)

Father: Charles William Carey
Mother: Winifred Ethel
Wife: Gillian Mary Florence Booth (m. 13-Aug-1960, two sons)
Son: Leo Jonathan
Son: Thomas Charles

    High School: Richmond and East Sheen County School for Boys
    University: BA, St. John's College, Oxford University (1957)
    University: DPhil, St. John's College, Oxford University (1960)
    Fellow: Keble College, Oxford University (1960-64)
    Fellow: St. John's College, Oxford University (1964-75)
    Professor: Merton College, Oxford University (1975-2001)

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Author of books:
John Milton (1969, criticism)
The Violent Effigy: A Study of Dickens' Imagination (1973, criticism)
Thackeray: Prodigal Genius (1977, biography)
John Donne: Life, Mind and Art (1981, biography)
Original Copy: Selected Reviews and Journalism, 1969-1986 (1987, collection)
The Intellectuals and the Masses: Pride and Prejudice Among the Literary Intelligentsia, 1880-1939 (1992, intellectual history)
Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the 20th Century's Most Enjoyable Books (2000, criticism)
What Good Are the Arts? (2005, social studies)
William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies (2009, biography)

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