Stephen Graham (19 March 1884 - 15 March 1975) used to be a British journalist, travel-writer, essayist and novelist. His best-known books recount his travels round pre-revolutionary Russia and his trip to Jerusalem with a bunch of Russian Christian pilgrims. such a lot of his works convey his sympathy for the bad, for agricultural labourers and for tramps, and his distaste for industrialisation.
Graham used to be born in Edinburgh, the son of P. Anderson Graham, the essayist and editor of the periodical, state lifestyles. presently after his start his kin moved to Cheltenham. on the age of fourteen Graham left tuition and labored in London as a clerk within the legislation courts and the civil provider. He started to examine Russian less than Nicolai Lebedev, with whom he spent a vacation at Lisichansk close to the ocean of Azov - an adventure which begun a lifelong curiosity in Russia. presently after returning to Britain he gave up his task and back to Russia to hike round the Caucasus and the Urals. Thereafter he supported himself through his journalism and his books. He additionally taught English in Moscow.
In the early twentieth century Lord Northcliffe commissioned Graham to write down stories from Russia for his newspaper, the days. now not lengthy after his arrival in Russia he met Rosa Savory, whom he married in Russia in 1909. He used to be twenty-five; she, 40 years outdated. in the course of global battle I Graham came across himself within the Altai mountains, from the place he despatched bills of the battle as visible from a Russian perspective, that have been released within the instances and republished as Russia and the area (1915) and during Russian primary Asia (1916).
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