For Sylvia An Honest Account

For Sylvia An Honest Account

By: Ackland, Valentine

Price: $19.00


135pp, lesss than 500g to post. Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was a British novelist and short-story writer. Born at Harrow School, Middlesex, where her father was a schoolmaster; Sylvia Townsend Warner was educated by her father. During the 1920s, she began to write creatively, and, within a few years, she produced several volumes of poetry and short stories (for which she was best known in her lifetime), and three novels. At the beginning of her literary career Warner met the poet Valentine Ackland (1906-1969). They became lovers and, despite a number of disruptions resulting from Ackland's alcoholism and occasional infidelity, remained together until Ackland's death. Their relationship is chronicled in Ackland's posthumously published For Sylvia: An Honest Account. During the mid-1930, both became members of the British Communist Party and actively supported the Loyalist cause in the Spanish Civil War. This interest shows in Warner's two novels of the period, Summer Will Show (1936) and After the Death of Don Juan (1938). The former, a historical novel set in the 1840s during the Paris Commune, is her most "lesbian" novel. 'For Sylvia' has a reviewer saying it's well-composed & very eloquent.

Title: For Sylvia An Honest Account

Author Name: Ackland, Valentine

Categories: BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, MEMOIRS,

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 21.5cm

Item: 1.00

Seller ID: 013394

Keywords: Ackland