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Storey

Storey

[stawr-ee, stohr-ee]
Storey, David (David Malcolm Storey), 1933-, English novelist and playwright, b. Wakefield, Yorkshire. His first novel, This Sporting Life (1960), was a disguised autobiography about the brutalization of a man who has no choice other than to play Rugby league football. His best-known play, Home (1971), set in an old people's asylum, also shows how people need exceptional strength to break free of environment and conventions. Other plays include The Restoration of Arthur Middleton (1966), The Contractor (1971), The Changing Room (1972), Life Class (1975), and Mother's Day (1977). Storey's other novels include Pasmore (1974), Saville (1976), which won the Booker Prize, A Prodigal Child (1982), and Present Times (1984).

See studies by J. R. Taylor (1974) and W. Hutchings (1988).

Storey, Moorfield, 1845-1929, American lawyer, b. Roxbury, Mass., grad. Harvard, 1866. He attended Harvard law school and was admitted (1869) to the bar. He was (1867-69) secretary to Charles Sumner and thereafter practiced law in Boston. Noted for his reform leanings, he fought political corruption, opposed American colonial expansion, and sought the advancement of African Americans and Native Americans in the United States. He was president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 1910 until his death.

See biography by M. A. De Wolfe Howe (1932); study by W. B. Hixson (1972).

Storey's African Mole Rat (Tachyoryctes storeyi) is a species of rodent in the Spalacidae family. It is endemic to Kenya. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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