Charlotte Mew : And Her Friends, Paperback Book

Charlotte Mew : And Her Friends Paperback

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Penelope Fitzgerald's fascinating portrait of the tragic poet and her life at the heart of the Bloomsbury set.Charlotte Mew (1869-1928) cut one of the most distinctive figures of the twentieth century - beloved of Siegfried Sassoon and Walter de la Mare (for whom she was `a very rare being'), unafraid of Virginia Woolf, and considered by Hardy to be `far and away the best living woman poet'.Part of a new wave of fashionable female dandies who lived passionate, precarious existences in Bloomsbury, she was an enchanting and spirited personality.

But behind the brave face was a life riddled with grief: left to care for her disturbed mother, two siblings with undiagnosed Schizophrenia and Charlotte herself burdened by depression and closeted lesbianism; she killed herself by drinking household disinfectant.In this unexpectedly gripping portrait of a life of passion unfulfilled, Penelope Fitzgerald brings all her novelist's skills into play in telling a story that is at once tragic, beautiful and deeply human.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780007142743

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