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Rosamond Lehmann has received less critical attention than other women modernists, especially her closest literary colleagues Elizabeth Bowen and Virginia Woolf. However, after the reprinting of her work in the 1980s, her seven novels, her short stories, and one play became much better known. After the unexpected death of her daughter, Rosamond Lehmann ceased writing for about seven years. When she resumed she produced only one more novel, in addition to a memoir and spiritualist writings.
3 February 1901 During a violent thunderstorm, RL was born at her parents' house, Fieldhead, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, in a beautiful area of the Thames Valley. Bibliographic Citation link.
Late April 1927 RL published her first novel, Dusty Answer, about a young girl who learns about life and leaves her childhood behind as a result of her university experiences. Bibliographic Citation link.
25 August 1927 RL left very reluctantly for a trip to publicize her first novel, Dusty Answer, in the USA, where it had been chosen Book of the Month for September and where sales were expected to be high. Bibliographic Citation link.
28 October 1976 RL published her final novel, A Sea-Grape Tree, which continues the story of Rebecca Landon from The Ballad and the Source. Bibliographic Citation link.
14 March 1990 RL died at her home in London at the age of eighty-nine, of pneumonia. Bibliographic Citation link.
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