|Mr Britling - Wells|
First edition in Russian in book form (it was serialized in Letopis’ in the second half of 1916) of Mr Britling sees it through (1916), in Gorky’s words ‘the best, most daring, truthful, and humane book written in Europe during the course of this accursed war’ (Selected Letters, 1997, p. 195).
Mikhail Likiardopulo (1883–1925), Oscar Wilde’s major Russian translator, was secretary of the Symbolist journal Vesy (The Scales). He acted as a foreign correspondent for various Russian newspapers during the First World War, and was subsequently on the staff of The Morning Post in London. It is thought that he also worked for the British secret service. He died in England and is buried at Brighton.
Levidova & Parchevskaya, Gerbert Dzhordzh Uells: bibliografiia russkikh perevodov … 1898–1965 (1966), 239, listing no further editions. Not in COPAC or OCLC.
Simon Beattie / £1200