Funny how things connect, for English writer Pearcy Lubbock was once a librarian at Samuel Pepy’s personal library collection kept at Cambridge.
Percy Lubbock and Henry James were good friends too, of course.
I wonder if he had any relation to Thomas Saltus Lubbock – founder of Lubbock, Texas?
When I began to write novels the most admired work of theory, where prose fiction was concerned, was probably Percy Lubbock’s The Craft of Fiction. In my view, as a critic of fiction, Lubbock is pretty much Henry James writ small.