Elizabeth von Arnim

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Over the course of her career EA wrote over twenty popular novels, some of which she adapted for the stage, and published her memoirs. Her bestselling first novel, Elizabeth and her German Garden (1898), brought her to fame. After this she wrote mostly comic romances which treated, among other themes, early twentieth-century domestic affairs, the problems of aging, and Anglo-German relations. EA 's circle of friends and acquaintances included a number of significant writers of the period. Virago reprints and a critical biography have renewed interest in her oeuvre.
Pencil sketch of Elizabeth von Arnim. Only her face and hair are portrayed with any clarity; her eyes are half-closed; a comb is just visible in her bushy hair.
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Milestones

31 August 1866
Mary Annette Beauchamp (later EA ) was born at her family's summer residence at Kiribili Point in Sydney, Australia.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
20 September 1898
EA issued her first published work, the semi-fictionalised diary Elizabeth and her German Garden.
Usborne, Karen. "Elizabeth": The Author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden. Bodley Head, 1986.
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Early 1940
EA , as the author of Elizabeth and her German Garden, published her final novel, Mr. Skeffington, to popular acclaim.
Usborne, Karen. "Elizabeth": The Author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden. Bodley Head, 1986.
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9 February 1941
EA died from complications of influenza at the Riverside Infirmary in Charleston, South Carolina.
Usborne, Karen. "Elizabeth": The Author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden. Bodley Head, 1986.
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Biography

Birth and Background

31 August 1866
Mary Annette Beauchamp (later EA ) was born at her family's summer residence at Kiribili Point in Sydney, Australia.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.