West's World : The Extraordinary Life of Dame Rebecca West Paperback
by Lorna Gibb
Born Cicely Fairfield in 1892, as a young woman - and a budding actress - Rebecca West changed her name to that of the feminist heroine in Ibsen's play, Rosmersholm .
West was a passionate suffragist, a socialist and fiercely intelligent and her long career as a writer began when she was barely out of her teens.
As did her notorious affair with H.G. Wells, which resulted in a son, Anthony, whose relationship with his mother was, at best, stormy.
Perhaps best remembered for her classic account of pre-war Yugoslavia, Black Lamb, Grey Falcon, West was a towering figure in the British literary landscape.
Lorna Gibb's vivid and insightful biography looks at the woman behind the reputation
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 27/02/2014
- Category: Biography: literary
- ISBN: 9780330464734