Penelope Fitzgerald : a life / Hermione Lee
- Lee, Hermione
- New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
- Copyright Date:
- First United States edition.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 25 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.The Bishops' Granddaughter -- 2.Learning to Read -- 3.The "Blonde Bombshell" -- 4.Love and War -- 5.The World -- 6.The Bookshop -- 7.Clinging On for Dear Life -- 8.Family Matters -- 9.The Teacher -- 10.The Useful Arts -- 11.Enigmas -- 12.The Prize -- 13.The Ventriloquist -- 14.Innocence -- 15.The Beginning of Spring -- 16.The Gate of Angels -- 17.The Blue Flower -- 18.Last Words.
- English writer "Fitzgerald, born into an accomplished intellectual family, the granddaughter of two bishops, led a life marked by dramatic twists of fate, moving from a bishop's palace to a sinking houseboat to a last, late blaze of renown. We see Fitzgerald's very English childhood in the village of Hampstead; her Oxford years, when she was known as the 'blonde bombshell'; her impoverished adulthood as a struggling wife, mother, and schoolteacher, raising a family in difficult circumstances; and the long-delayed start to her literary career"--Amazon.com.
- 9780385352345 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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