H. C. McNeile
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It was produced at Wyndham's Theatre during the —22 season, with Gerald du Maurier playing the title role;  it ran for performances. The following year McNeile introduced the character of Jim Maitland, a "footloose sahib of the period".
Around the time McNeile killed off the Carl Peterson character in The Final Count , he also introduced the character Ronald Standish, who first appeared in "The Saving Clause" and "Tiny Carteret"  before becoming the protagonist in two collections of short stories, Ronald Standish and Ask for Ronald Standish In McNeile edited a volume of short stories from O.
Henry , The Best of O. Henry ; the stories had served as models for him when he had started as a writer. In McNeile was working with Fairlie on the play Bulldog Drummond Hits Out  [l] when he was diagnosed with terminal throat cancer.
He came to an agreement with Fairlie for the play to continue after his death and for Fairlie to continue writing the Drummond stories. Drummond, McNeile's chief literary legacy, became a model for other literary heroes created in the s and '50s. McNeile's works fall into two distinct phases.
Those works published between and are his war stories, and relate directly to his experiences during the First World War, while the later works are largely thrillers. McNeile's early works, the war stories published before , are either "plot-driven adventure narrative[s]", such as the short stories "The Song of the Bayonet" and "Private Meyrick, Company Idiot", or "atmospheric vignette[s]", such as "The Land of Topsy Turvy" and "The Human Touch".
DelFattore outlines the use of double adjectives to reinforce feelings towards enemies in both his war stories and thrillers, such as "filthy, murdering Boche", and "stinking, cowardly Bolshevik".
Between and he had five collections of short stories published about the war,  while his post-war fiction can be seen as an extension of those stories, as "both treat the war as a trial with manhood at stake". E   —and then afterwards in his fictional stories, notably the Bulldog Drummond works.
McNeile's fictional work—particularly his Drummond series of books—shows characters who have served in the war and have been affected by it; Jaillant comments that Drummond's war-time experience "has shaped his social identity, his skills, and even his physical appearance". McNeile provided Drummond with a "flamboyantly aggressive patriotism" towards England,  which Drummond defends physically against those who challenge its stability or morality.
Running throughout McNeile's books is the metaphor of warfare as sport. His war stories include descriptions of fights between individuals that carry a sporting motif: But to bag twenty men by a mine has not the same feeling at all, even if they are Germans". McNeile's war story collections sold well; nearly 50, copies of his first book, Sergeant Michael Cassidy, R. McNeile's war stories were seen by reviewers as honest portrayals of the war, with British and American reviewers in the mainstream press praising his realism and avoidance of sentimentality in dealing with his subject matter.
When the time comes for picking out the writers whose war fiction has permanent value, his claim to be included in the list will call for serious examination. Throughout the Drummond stories, much of the language used by McNeile's characters relating to ethnic minorities or Jews is considered by DelFattore to be "intensely conservative by modern standards";  Green observes that while the characters of other contemporary writers, such as Agatha Christie , "exhibit the inevitable xenophobia and anti-semitism of the period, McNeile's go far beyond the 'polite' norms".
Bourn considers his language to be "rather distasteful",  while the academic Michael Denning observed that "Drummond is a bundle of chauvinisms , hating Jews, Germans, and most other foreigners". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Legitimate, if possible; but crime, if of a comparatively humorous description, no objection.
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