Unsettled Spirit: The Life and Frontier Fiction of Edith Lyttleton, An

Unsettled Spirit: The Life and Frontier Fiction of Edith Lyttleton, An

By: Terry Sturm (author)Paperback

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In this critical biography, Terry Sturm tells the story of her life and work and her determination to push the boundaries of women's fiction and create serious and original work.

About Author

Terry Sturm is professor of English at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and a leading critic and scholar of New Zealand and Australian writing. He edited The Oxford History of New Zealand Literature (1991, 1998) and was chairman of the New Zealand Literary Fund Advisory Committee and later the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council's Literature committee.


Part one Beginnings, Tasmania and New Zealand 1873-1909: chapter one - forebears; chapter two - life at Rokeby; chapter three - the emergence of the writer; chapter four - the early fiction. Part two The middle years, London, 1909-1925: chapter five - on starting again, London via Canada, 1909-1913; chapter six - literary London 1910-14, makeweight years in the magazine market; chapter seven - the war years, 1914-18; chapter eight - London (and Canada) 1919-25, professionalism and its discontents. Part three The later years,wandering 1926-1945: chapter nine - starting again, 1926-32; chapter ten - pageant and its publishers, 1933; chapter eleven - return to New Zealand and Australia, 1933-38; chapter twelve - Nova Scotia, Norway and England, 1938-43; chapter thirteen - last words, Grand Parade 1943; chapter fourteen - last months.

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  • ISBN13: 9781869402945
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781869402945
  • ISBN10: 1869402944

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