The Resource The extraordinary life of Rebecca West, Lorna Gibb

The extraordinary life of Rebecca West, Lorna Gibb

Label
The extraordinary life of Rebecca West
Title
The extraordinary life of Rebecca West
Statement of responsibility
Lorna Gibb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Numerous biographies have been published about the England-born author, journalist, and critic Cicely Isabel Fairfield (1892-1983), otherwise known as Rebecca West. But Gibb offers a fresh look at a writer who was ahead of her time in the early 20th century. West ("The Return of the Soldier") had many successes but also experienced heartache and struggle. While she lived an accomplished career, had many love affairs, including one with H.G. Wells that produced an illegitimate son, and was wed for over three decades to banker Henry Maxwell Andrews, she also encountered a challenging childhood, a strained relationship with her son, and issues in her marriage. Gibb's passion for her subject is illustrated in the writing's rich detail; readers feel like they're witnessing the described accounts firsthand. Using West's correspondences and personal papers, media interviews, and conversations with the writer's friends and employees, the author captures West's point of view and describes how this complicated individual interpreted her relationships and experiences
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
FDU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibb, Lorna
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West, Rebecca
  • West, Rebecca
  • Novelists, English
  • Journalists
  • Journalists
  • Novelists, English
  • Great Britain
Label
The extraordinary life of Rebecca West, Lorna Gibb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • West's Wars
  • Treason and Treachery
  • Communism and Kindness
  • Leave-Takings and Regrets
  • Last Journeys
  • Epilogue
  • Schumann and the Shabby Prospero
  • Distrubing Spirits
  • An Impossible Name
  • 'You Also Write'
  • Harry Lauder and Wagner
  • Different Kinds of Depression
  • Anthony's Awakening
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing , Mrs. Simpson's Stole Our King
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781619023062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)878389857
Label
The extraordinary life of Rebecca West, Lorna Gibb
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • West's Wars
  • Treason and Treachery
  • Communism and Kindness
  • Leave-Takings and Regrets
  • Last Journeys
  • Epilogue
  • Schumann and the Shabby Prospero
  • Distrubing Spirits
  • An Impossible Name
  • 'You Also Write'
  • Harry Lauder and Wagner
  • Different Kinds of Depression
  • Anthony's Awakening
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing , Mrs. Simpson's Stole Our King
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781619023062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)878389857

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