8vo., publisher’s cloth binding with gilt lettering and ornamentation, pp. [ff. 2], 289, [f. 1]. First edition. No dust jacket. Deckle edge. Spine sunned and slanted, foredge foxed; otherwise an excellent copy of this very rare book. Violet Hunt was one of the most important figures in turn-of-the-century British cultural life. A prolific writer herself, she is known best for her literary salons, attended by the likes of Rebecca West, Ezra Pound, Joseph Conrad, Wyndham Lewis, D. H. Lawrence, Ford Maddox Ford and Henry James. Ford Maddox Ford fictionalised her twice, first in The Good Soldier and later Parade’s End, as did Somerset Maugham in Moon and Sixpence and Of Human Bondage. She was a key figure in the foundation of both the Women Writers’ Suffrage League (1908) and International PEN (1921). This is her first book, written almost entirely in dialogue.
HUNT, Violet, The Maiden’s Progress. A Novel in Dialogue., Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1894
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SKU: 026615 Categories: Fiction, First Edition, Literature Tag: First Edition Literature Fiction Violet Hunt Maiden's Progress modernism salon literary Violet Hunt Ford Maddox Ford D. H. Lawrence Rebecca West Maugham PEN Britain turn-of-the-century