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G. B. Stern, who was writing through a large stretch of the twentieth century, published over forty novels of a middle-brow character, as well as light plays, short stories, informal criticism, and haphazard autobiographical memoirs. Her high reputation has somewhat declined, but her family saga about the cosmopolitan Jewish Rakonitz family is still remembered.
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17 June 1890 GBS was born (under Gemini, as she says) at 99 St Mark's Road in North Kensington, London: the second, by some years, of two sisters. Bibliographic Citation link.
1924 GBS published Tents of Israel, A Chronicle, the first of three novels making up her best-known work, a saga of the life of a Jewish family; this opening volume has also been reprinted as The Matriarch, A Chronicle. Bibliographic Citation link.
8 May 1929 The Matriarch, A Play in a Prologue and Three Acts, a stage adaptation of GBS's novel Tents of Israel (1924), opened at the Royalty Theatre in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
1964 GBS published her final novel, Promise Not to Tell. Bibliographic Citation link.
18 September 1973 GBS died in hospital at Wallingford in Berkshire of bronchial pneumonia following a stroke; she was in her eighties. Bibliographic Citation link.
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