Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale

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This biography reveals Ottoline Morrell, London's leading literary hostess during the first three decades of the 20th century. Augustus John, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf and W.B. Yeats enjoyed her hospitality and she was Bertrand Russell's mistress for many years. To some she was a lover, to others a confidante and adviser. To many she was a mother substitute.

A half-sister of the Duke of Portland and wife to a Liberal MP, she ran a celebrated salon before the First World War, swiftly emerging as a personality in her own right. Her influence was enormous: Huxley was one of many young writers who described her as having given him 'a complete mental re-orientation.'

Miranda Seymour is the only Bloomsbury biographer to be allowed access to family papers which include Morrell's lost correspondence with Lytton Strachey and the revealing private records she kept from 1902 (the year of her marriage) to her death in 1938. This is also the first life of Morrell to have full benefit of Bertrand Russell's 2,500 letters to her. Fresh and often startling light is thrown not only on her passionate relationship with Russell and on her curious marriage to Philip Morrell, which survived against all odds, but also on the Bloomsberries, their snobbery, their malice and their deceit.

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Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale by Miranda Seymour.

'A seductive model of elegant scholarship.' Sue Gaisford, Independent

'A kind of blissography, teeming with bon mots.' Jilly Cooper, Sunday Times (Books of the Year)

'A sympathetic and surely definitive account, adding greatly to our knowledge of the people and the period.' Claire Tomalin, Independent on Sunday

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Miranda Seymour, celebrated both as a novelist and a biographer, has been a visiting professor at Nottingham Trent University, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is the author of five acclaimed biographies: A Ring Of Conspirators, an innovative study of Henry James and his literary circle; Ottoline Morrell: Life On A Grand Scale; Robert Graves: Life On The Edge; Mary Shelley; and The Bugatti Queen. Her most recent book is a memoir of her father, In My Father's House, published in the UK in 2007. Miranda is also the author of several successful historical novels, including, most recently, The Telling.

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Descrizione libro FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Main. 212 x 136 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This biography reveals Ottoline Morrell, London s leading literary hostess during the first three decades of the 20th century. Augustus John, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf and W.B. Yeats enjoyed her hospitality and she was Bertrand Russell s mistress for many years. To some she was a lover, to others a confidante and adviser. To many she was a mother substitute. A half-sister of the Duke of Portland and wife to a Liberal MP, she ran a celebrated salon before the First World War, swiftly emerging as a personality in her own right. Her influence was enormous: Huxley was one of many young writers who described her as having given him a complete mental re-orientation. Miranda Seymour is the only Bloomsbury biographer to be allowed access to family papers which include Morrell s lost correspondence with Lytton Strachey and the revealing private records she kept from 1902 (the year of her marriage) to her death in 1938. This is also the first life of Morrell to have full benefit of Bertrand Russell s 2,500 letters to her.Fresh and often startling light is thrown not only on her passionate relationship with Russell and on her curious marriage to Philip Morrell, which survived against all odds, but also on the Bloomsberries, their snobbery, their malice and their deceit. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780571243105

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Descrizione libro FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Main. 212 x 136 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This biography reveals Ottoline Morrell, London s leading literary hostess during the first three decades of the 20th century. Augustus John, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf and W.B. Yeats enjoyed her hospitality and she was Bertrand Russell s mistress for many years. To some she was a lover, to others a confidante and adviser. To many she was a mother substitute. A half-sister of the Duke of Portland and wife to a Liberal MP, she ran a celebrated salon before the First World War, swiftly emerging as a personality in her own right. Her influence was enormous: Huxley was one of many young writers who described her as having given him a complete mental re-orientation. Miranda Seymour is the only Bloomsbury biographer to be allowed access to family papers which include Morrell s lost correspondence with Lytton Strachey and the revealing private records she kept from 1902 (the year of her marriage) to her death in 1938. This is also the first life of Morrell to have full benefit of Bertrand Russell s 2,500 letters to her.Fresh and often startling light is thrown not only on her passionate relationship with Russell and on her curious marriage to Philip Morrell, which survived against all odds, but also on the Bloomsberries, their snobbery, their malice and their deceit. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780571243105

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