(born Dec. 7, 1888, Londonderry, Ire.—died March 29, 1957, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Eng.) British novelist. Cary studied art in Edinburgh and Paris before graduating from the University of Oxford. After serving in West Africa in World War I, he began publishing short stories, then novels, some set in Africa, including An American Visitor (1933) and Mister Johnson (1939). The Horse's Mouth (1944), his best-known novel, was the third in a trilogy in which each volume is narrated by one of three protagonists. Other works include a second trilogy, A Prisoner of Grace (1952), Except the Lord (1953), and Not Honour More (1955).
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Lunel was the birthplace of Louis Feuillade (1873-1925), film director from the silent era. It is thought that the family of Rashi (1040 – 1105), the great Rabbi and commentator, originated in Lunel. The troubadour Folquet de Lunel was from Lunel.