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Known mainly as a popular novelist, Violet Hunt also published book and theatre reviews, translations, short stories, non-fiction, memoirs, and a biography. Her publishing career covers the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Though often initially praised, her works began to fall out of print and critical favour during her lifetime. Readers are returning to her writing, however: critics such as Marie Secor, Kathryn Ledbetter, and Donald Mason have begun to focus particular attention on her exploration of women's personal and creative struggles in familial, artistic, and social contexts.
28 September 1862 VH was born at 29 Old Elvet, Durham. Bibliographic Citation link.
About 1875 At the age of thirteen, VH was published for the first time: some of her poetry appeared in Century magazine. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 20 February 1908 VH published her best-known and best-received (though somewhat controversial) novel, White Rose of Weary Leaf. Bibliographic Citation link.
By late September 1932 The Wife of Rossetti: Her Life and Death, a biography of Elizabeth Siddal, was VH's last publication. It was praised by many writers of the time. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 January 1942 VH died at South Lodge, her Kensington home. Bibliographic Citation link.
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