After an extended affair conducted in London and on the Continent, EA
and Wells spent some time apart. While Elizabeth pursued new friendships, Wells began to see more of Rebecca West. When he confessed to...
Family and Intimate relationships
had a son by H. G. Wells
: Anthony Panther West
, as a result of an unplanned, extramarital pregnancy.
Rollyson, Carl. Rebecca West: A Saga of the Century. Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.
Hammond, John Richard. H. G. Wells and Rebecca West. Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991.
The book received mixed responses. The Times accused EB
of snobbery and sentimentality and Time magazine offended her by comparing this novel unfavourably with National Velvet: Not all the wealthy fading beauties in...
Early reviews were discouraging. Anthony West
in The New Statesman and Nation criticised MR
for ignoring the significant upheavals in a real world at war. Rosamond Lehmann
, in The Spectator, perceptively noted that...