Standard Name: Lyttelton, Edith
Birth Name: Edith Sophy Balfour
Married Name: Edith Sophy Lyttelton
Married Name: The Hon. Mrs Alfred Lyttelton
Pseudonym: Edith Hamlet
Nickname: D. D.
Nickname: Mrs King
Edith Lyttelton's prominent position in society helped to draw attention to her first and best-known play, Warp and Woof, 1904, which took up the issue of sweated labour. Her dramatic oeuvre includes several morality plays, a genre she actively promoted through the . She produced a single novel. Her non-fiction traces her evolving personal and political interests: she produced a biography of her husband (the politician ), a report for the , several treatises on parapsychology, and an account of her travels in India and the Far East, in which she defends British colonialism.
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