Standard Name: Hunt, Violet
Birth Name: Isabel Violet Hunt
Pseudonym: Violet Herris
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 praised, her works began to fall out of print and critical favour during her lifetime. Readers are returning to her writing, however: critics such as Marie Secor , Kathryn Ledbetter , and Donald Mason have begun to focus particular attention on her exploration of women's personal and creative struggles in familial, artistic, and social contexts.
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|Education||Constance, Countess Markievicz||
Julian's was then one of the largest and most rigorous private art schools in Paris. He allowed his female and male students to compete together for monthly prizes, but kept studios segregated by gender and...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Lucas Malet||
He later became rector of Clovelly in Devon. The relationship turned out unhappily, and after some years the couple began living separately. Their marriage was childless (LM apparently let it be known that...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Ford Madox Ford||
Ford Madox Hueffer (later Ford) first met writer Violet Hunt in March 1907. They became lovers a couple of years later, after Ford threatened to commit suicide. They lived together off and on from 1909...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Fay Weldon|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Radclyffe Hall|
|Family and Intimate relationships||H. G. Wells||
Wells wrote about characters who defied conventional morality. In his own life, he married twice, and had a busy extramarital sexual career. He writes about this himself in the second volume of his autobiography (published...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Christina Rossetti|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Nina Hamnett|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Rebecca West||
From the beginning, the liaison was fraught with difficulties. When they met, Wells was over forty and still married to his second wife, with whom he had come to an agreement that he would be...
|Friends, Associates||H. D.|
|Friends, Associates||Storm Jameson|
|Friends, Associates||Catharine Amy Dawson Scott|
|Friends, Associates||Mary Elizabeth Braddon|
|Friends, Associates||May Kendall||
MK began publishing in 1885. During this decade she became friends with classical scholar and poet Andrew Lang , who advanced her career as a writer.
Although she was never part of a literary...
Birch, Catherine Elizabeth. Evolutionary Feminism in Late-Victorian Women’s Poetry: Mathilde Blind, Constance Naden and May Kendall. University of Birmingham.
|Friends, Associates||Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde|
Early December 1908
A meeting of suffragists at the Albert Hall was marred by violence from both sides: a woman struck a steward in the face with a whip, and women were roughly handled.