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The biographies and autobiographies are on the whole more impressive than the fiction of the last two decades, but the freakish best sellers among them are least likely to withstand the test of time. ---->>>

So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 07-05, 1904
Die: 06-21, 1994
Occupation: Historian

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton CBE (5 July 1904 – 27 February 1994) was a British writer, scholar, and aesthete. He was born near Florence, Italy, of a prominent Anglo-Italian family. At Eton College, he was a founding member of the Eton Arts Society, before going up to Oxford to read Modern Greats at Christ Church (wikipedia)