A. A. Milne (1882 - 1956), English writer of wide-ranging variety, now remembered almost entirely for four books of children's stories and poems, many featuring the character Winnie-the-Pooh
. The process had already begun within his lifetime, to his considerable annoyance.
He first came to fame as a humorist, and was a contributor to Punch
(as was the cartoonist E. H. Shepard, who went on to illustrate his Pooh
books). He also achieved considerable success as a playwright, and wrote several successful novels. The detective novel The Red House Mystery
was quite successful in its day, though now is mainly remembered for having been held up by Raymond Chandler
, along with Murder on the Orient Express
, as an exemplar of ludicrous whodunnit plotting. Two of his short stories were adapted for Alfred Hitchcock Presents
He also served in the British infantry during World War I
, and fought in the trenches.
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