Mary Webb entry: Overview screen.
By July 1924
MW published what is probably her best-known work, her final completed novel, Precious Bane
(titled from Milton
's name for gold—part of the natural resources of Hell—in Paradise Lost
6 July 1926
Although Precious Bane
received lukewarm reviews, it won the Prix Femina (also known as the Femina Vie Heureuse), which MW accepted on this date.
8 October 1927
MW died at St Leonards
; her death was in part due to her lifelong Graves's Disease as well as to pernicious anaemia.