This biography about the woman that Lawrence called "the chief friend of my youth" focuses on Jessie and reveals how she was, in her own right, a remarkable person. This book explains the circumstances of their meeting in 1901 and how she gave him the incentive to write; it describes the difficulties surrounding their growing love and their break-up. Although devastated by Lawrence's "fearful treachery" in portraying her as Miriam Leivers, Jessie has the courage and motivation to pursue her own ambitions which were to gain independence and develop intellectually. This is the story of a Nottinghamshire farmer's daughter who, after the agony and ecstasy of loving D.H. Lawrence, found happiness and fulfilment as a teacher, wife and writer whose most cherished goal was to share "in the feast of the human spirit".
Bridget Dunseith was born in Belgium and spent her earliest years in Portugal. After moving to the United Kingdom she graduated with a Classics degree from the University of Reading, where she went on to get her Doctorate. A keen dancer, photographer and gardener, she has written a number of Classroom Resource books, and felt drawn to write about Jessie Chambers from a strong sense that the young woman who had inspired Lawrence to write had been misrepresented, not only by Lawrence himself but also by literary critics.
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Descrizione libro Fair. UK stocked, available immediately. Trade paperback, published by Merimna Publications in 2001. Reprint. Some rubbing to the covers and spine, a few small edge marks (possibly coffee). The text is clean throughout, a decent firm reading copy. Illustrated. Codice libro della libreria st4xasd346