Donald Mason

Standard Name: Mason, Donald


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Leisure and Society Violet Hunt
Because of her personal appearance and relationships, and wider social pursuits, VH was frequently described, both positively and negatively, as a typical New Woman. Focusing on her first works, critic Donald Mason emphasizes the...
Literary responses Violet Hunt
Later readers have paid Hunt's novels little critical interest and less acclaim. Biographer Barbara Belford suggested in 1990, for instance, that her characters are usually unsympathetic and forgettable; she wrote about the contemporary moment, but...
politics Violet Hunt
VH wrote that she would gladly have been jailed for her efforts along with other activists, but because she was the caregiver of her aging mother and young niece , Mrs Pankhurst and Christabel kindly...
Author summary Violet Hunt
Known mainly as a popular novelist, VH 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...
Textual Features Violet Hunt
VH 's central character here is Phoebe Elles, described by Barbara Belford as a British version of Flaubert 's Madame Bovary.
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster, 1990.
Phoebe is unhappily married to (and soon leaves) her abusive husband Mortimer; looking...


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