Victoria Cross entry: Overview screen.
VC began her literary career by sending manuscripts of the novel "The Refiner's Fire" and short story "Different Views" to publisher John Lane
By 27 April 1901
VC's Anna Lombard
appeared in print, to become the best-selling treatment of transgressive female sexuality and reputedly the most widely-read novel of its day.
By 24 April 1937
VC's final novel, Jim
, features a writer protagonist whose pursuit of a beautiful woman ends only when he discovers that she is a Harpy: he dies gazing at her beautiful face as she feasts (literally) on his heart.