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Title: I Have This to Say: The Story of My Flurried Years
Description: New York, Boni & Liveright. 1926. Hard Cover. This is an almost very good hardcover copy in blue cloth boards, the title in light blue on the front cover. Spine sunned and darkened. Interior pages clean throughout. A few magazine clippings from the period tipped in to the blank front and rear endpapers. Previous owner name on the front endpaper. Frontispiece drawing, a portrait of Violet Hunt + other drawings and photographs illustrate this fascinating memoir. The period covered is 1908 through 1915. Isobel Violet Hunt (1862- 1942) was a British author and literary hostess. Despite her considerable literary output, Violet Hunt's reputation rests more with the literary salons she held at her home, South Lodge, in Campden Hill. Among her guests were Rebecca West, Ezra Pound, Joseph Conrad, Wyndham Lewis, D. H. Lawrence, and Henry James. She helped Ford Madox Hueffer establish The English Review in 1908. Many of these people were subsequently characterized in her novels, most notably Their Lives and Their Hearts. Though never married, Violet Hunt carried on a number of relationships, mostly with older men. Among her lovers was Somerset Maugham and H. G. Wells, though her most notable affair was with the married Ford Madox Hueffer, who lived with her from about 1910 to 1918 at her home South Lodge (a period including his brief 1911 imprisonment). She was fictionalized by Ford in two novels: as the scheming Florence Dowell in The Good Soldier and as the shrewish Sylvia Tietjens in Ford's tetralogy Parade's End. She was also the inspiration for the character Rose Waterfield in W. Somerset Maugham's novel The Moon and Sixpence and Nora Nesbit in Of Human Bondage. 9" high X 6" wide, 306 pages. Very Good/No Jacket.

Keywords: Violetta Hunt

Price: US$ 35.00 Seller: Design Books
- Book number: 010028

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