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Stella Gibbons was a gifted comic writer whose lively, parodic first novel, Cold Comfort Farm, was such a success that it has tended to eclipse her later achievements. Much of her writing was inspired by the work of other women writers such as Mary Webb, Ouida, and Jane Austen, who served both as influences and as targets of burlesque. Stella Gibbons began her career as a journalist, and in addition to novels, she also wrote poems, short stories, and a book for children.
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5 January 1902 SG was born in Kentish Town, north London. Bibliographic Citation link.
8 September 1932 SG published her most famous novel, Cold Comfort Farm, a witty parody of the rural novels that had recently experienced a popular revival. Bibliographic Citation link.
19 December 1989 SG died at the age of eighty-seven. Bibliographic Citation link.
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