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R. Leavis’ The Common Pursuit Lessing’s Martha Quest (first volume of The Children of Violence, 1952– 1965) C. S. S. secrets to the Soviet Union Cease-fire declared in Korea Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norkay, scale Mt. S. Supreme Court declares racial segregation in schools unconstitutional Nasser becomes president of Egypt Greene’s The Quiet American Philip Larkin’s The Less Deceived F. R. Leavis’ D. H. Lawrence, Novelist Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita Patrick White’s The Tree of Man 1956 Nasser’s nationalization of the Suez Canal leads to Israeli, British, and French armed intervention Uprising in Hungary suppressed by Soviet troops Khrushchev denounces Stalin at Twentieth Communist Party Congress Eisenhower reelected president of the United States Anthony Burgess’ Time for a Tiger CHRONOLOGY 1957 Golding’s Pincher Martin Greene’s Our Man in Havana Murdoch’s Flight from the Enchanter Murdoch’s The Bell John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger Pasternak’s Dr.

E. Coppard and Edward Thomas Somerville College and Lady Margaret Hall opened at Oxford for women The London telephone exchange built T. H. Green’s Ethics T. E. Hulme born Stevenson’s Treasure Island 1884 The Mahdi captures Omdurman: General Gordon appointed to command the garrison of Khartoum Grover Cleveland elected president of the United States CHRONOLOGY 1885 The Oxford English Dictionary begins publishing The Fabian Society founded Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Shaw’s Widower’s Houses Hiram Maxim’s recoil-operated machine gun invented The Mahdi captures Khartoum: General Gordon killed Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines J.

Andrews, and of the Department of AngloSaxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge. Since retirement he has been an honorary lecturer at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in the Department of Medieval History in the School of History. Research includes Old English and Old Norse language and literature; West and North Germanic philology; the historical development of the phonological and morphological systems of Old English and Old Norse from their Indo-European and Germanic origins; Old English dialects; the development of Germanic legend and its representation in early English and Scandinavian poetry; Norse paganism and pagan mythology (sources for its knowl- JULIE HEARN.

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