Violet Hunt

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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.
Black and white, head-and-shoulders photograph of Violet Hunt with a tabby cat perched on her shoulder. She has short, curly hair, and is wearing a simple, dark shirt.
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Milestones

28 September 1862
VH was born at 29 Old Elvet, Durham.
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster, 1990.
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About 1875
At the age of thirteen, VH was published for the first time: some of her poetry appeared in Century magazine.
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster, 1990.
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By 20 February 1908
VH published her best-known and best-received (though somewhat controversial) novel, White Rose of Weary Leaf.
Secor, Marie. “Violet Hunt, Novelist: A Reintroduction”. English Literature in Transition, pp. 25 -34.
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TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
319 (20 February 1908): 63
By late September 1932
The Wife of Rossetti : Her Life and Death, a biography of Elizabeth Siddal , was VH 's last publication. It was praised by many writers of the time.
Rogers, John H., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 162. Gale Research, 1996.
162: 140
16 January 1942
VH died at South Lodge, her Kensington home.
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster, 1990.
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Biography

Birth and Family

28 September 1862
VH was born at 29 Old Elvet, Durham.
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster, 1990.
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