A Woman of Passion by Julia Briggs
The Life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924

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In A Woman of Passion, Julia Briggs chronicles the life of author Edith Nesbit who is credited with being the first modern writer for children and the creator of the children's adventure story. Nesbit recorded her life with varying degrees of honesty in verse and prose, and while she seldom wrote entirely openly of her own experiences, she seldom wrote convincingly of anything else. In this fascinating read, Julia Briggs attempts to fill in the gaps of Nesbit's autobiographical material, painting an intriguing portrait of the famous author.

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Julia Briggs is Professor of English and Women's Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester.
Published January 1, 1987 by New Amsterdam Books.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Called ‘Mouse’ by the Blands, and known as ‘Uncle Harry’ to the readers of her poems for children, Hoatson underweeningly described herself to Nesbit’s first biographer as ‘the humble satellite to a comet’ (she meant Nesbit).

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