Desmond MacCarthy

Photo of Desmond MacCarthy in 1912, seated on steps
Desmond MacCarthy in 1912

Sir Charles Otto Desmond MacCarthy FRSL (20 May 1877–7 June 1952) was British born and the foremost literary and dramatic critic of his day. He was a member of the Cambridge Apostles, the intellectual secret society, from 1896[1].

Early life and education

The son of Charles Desmond MacCarthy, M.A., and a descendant of the MacCarthy Kings of Desmond,[2][3] MacCarthy was born on 20 May 1877[4] in Plymouth, Devon, and educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[5] At Cambridge he got to know Lytton Strachey, Bertrand Russell and G. E. Moore.

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