Author:Thomas Anstey Guthrie

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Thomas Anstey Guthrie
(1856–1934)
English novelist and journalist, who wrote his comic novels under the pseudonym F. Anstey.
Thomas Anstey Guthrie

The popular success of his story Vice Versa (1882) with its topsy turvy substitution of a father for his schoolboy son, at once made his reputation as a humorist of an original type. He published in 1883 a serious novel, The Giant's Robe; but he discovered (and again in 1889 with The Pariah) that it was not as a serious novelist but as a humorist that the public insisted on regarding him. As such, his reputation was further confirmed by The Black Poodle (1884), The Tinted Venus (1885), A Fallen Idol (1886), and other works. Baboo Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee, B.A. (1897), and A Bayard from Bengal (1902) are humorous yet truthful studies of the East Indian with a veneer of English civilization.
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Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1934, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.