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The Resource Vernon Lee : a literary biography, Vineta Colby

Vernon Lee : a literary biography, Vineta Colby

Label
Vernon Lee : a literary biography
Title
Vernon Lee
Title remainder
a literary biography
Statement of responsibility
Vineta Colby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Vernon Lee, born Violet Paget in 1856 to English parents who lived on the Continent, bridged two worlds and many cultures. She was a Victorian by birth but lived into the second quarter of the twentieth century. Her chosen home was Italy, but she spent part of every year in England, where she published over the years an impressive number of books: novels, short stories, travel essays, studies of Italian art and music, psychological aesthetics, polemics. She was widely recognized as a woman of letters and moved freely in major literary and social circles, meeting and at times having close friendships with a huge number of the major writers and intellectuals of her time, among them Robert Browning, Walter Pater, Henry James, H.G. Wells, Bertrand Russell, Bernard Berenson, and Mario Praz. Although she never committed herself to one program of political activism, she was an advocate for feminism and social reform and during World War I was an ardent pacifist. In her last years she watched with dismay the emergence of fascism." "Vernon Lee: A Literary Biography recovers this crowded and intellectually eventful life from her previously unpublished letters and journals, as well as from her books themselves. Vineta Colby also explores Lee's troubled personal life, from her childhood in an eccentric expatriate family to her several unhappy love affairs with women to her frank recognition that her work, brilliant as some of it was, remained unappreciated. Through it all, Vernon Lee clung to her faith in the life of the mind, and through Colby's engaging biographical narrative, she emerges today as a writer worthy of renewed attention and admiration."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colby, Vineta
Dewey number
  • 824/.8
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5115.P2
LC item number
Z63 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lesbians
  • Authors, English
  • Lee, Vernon
Label
Vernon Lee : a literary biography, Vineta Colby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The infant prodigy -- The eighteenth century and after -- Belcaro: defining a self -- The lesson of the master: Pater and Euphorion -- The teller and the tales -- Miss Brown -- The buried life -- "This clever woman who calls herself Vernon Lee" -- Aesthetics and the health of the soul -- Labora et Noli Contristari -- Handling words: from practice to theory -- Music: the Apollonian quest -- Demons, ghosts, and the Genius Loci: stories of the supernatural -- Demons, ghosts, and the Genius Loci: travel writing -- "Sister in Utopia": the Aesthete as Polemicist -- A wilderness of wolves -- Hunting proteus: the last years
Control code
50503518
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 387 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813921587
Lccn
2002013489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Vernon Lee : a literary biography, Vineta Colby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The infant prodigy -- The eighteenth century and after -- Belcaro: defining a self -- The lesson of the master: Pater and Euphorion -- The teller and the tales -- Miss Brown -- The buried life -- "This clever woman who calls herself Vernon Lee" -- Aesthetics and the health of the soul -- Labora et Noli Contristari -- Handling words: from practice to theory -- Music: the Apollonian quest -- Demons, ghosts, and the Genius Loci: stories of the supernatural -- Demons, ghosts, and the Genius Loci: travel writing -- "Sister in Utopia": the Aesthete as Polemicist -- A wilderness of wolves -- Hunting proteus: the last years
Control code
50503518
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 387 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813921587
Lccn
2002013489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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