Thomas (Pseudonym of Sir Thomas Willes Chitty) Hinde Essay - Hinde, Thomas (Pseudonym of Sir Thomas Willes Chitty) (Vol. 12)

Hinde, Thomas (Pseudonym of Sir Thomas Willes Chitty) (Vol. 12)

Hinde, Thomas (Pseudonym of Sir Thomas Willes Chitty) 1926–

Hinde, a British novelist, is sometimes associated with the rather heterogeneous group known as the "Angry Young Men." Characteristically, he stands apart from his work, reserves judgment, and derives effect from economy and control in his technique. His plots, however, are complicated and often end unresolved.

Mr. Nicholas is our equivalent of Baby Doll or Tobacco Road. In the American version of living hell you have violence, lust and degeneracy carried to their extremity. In Mr. Nicholas you have a particular British middle-class incubus affecting a family of strangers imprisoned under one roof, strangled by their...

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