Dorothy Richardson

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DR was in her time, and remains, a singular novelist. Her fiction has never conformed to accepted categories, and still challenges literary critics. Her major work, the series of novels comprising Pilgrimage, is now being read as essential to the development of twentieth-century literature and feminism for its thematic and technical innovations. In addition to Pilgrimage, she wrote non-fiction monographs including art criticism, and contributed numerous reviews, essays, sketches, short stories, and poems to periodicals. She also translated several texts from German and French into English. The term stream of consciousness was first applied to literature in a 1918 review of DR 's work by May Sinclair .

Milestones

17 May 1873
DR was born in Abingdon, Berkshire.
Fromm, Gloria G. Dorothy Richardson: A Biography. University of Illinois Press, 1977.
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September 1915
DR published Pointed Roofs, an autobiographical novel introduced by her friend J. D. Beresford . It is the first volume of her well-known and influential series, Pilgrimage.
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13 October 1938
The first complete edition of DR 's Pilgrimage, including its twelfth and latest segment, Dimple Hill, was published in an omnibus set of four volumes in Britain and the United States.
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April, May, and November 1946
Three instalments of DR 's novel March Moonlight, the thirteenth and last volume of Pilgrimage, appeared in serial form in Life and Letters Today under the title Work in Progress.
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17 June 1957
DR died at a private nursing home in Albemarle Road in Beckenham, London.
Fromm, Gloria G. Dorothy Richardson: A Biography. University of Illinois Press, 1977.
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1967
Ten years after DR 's death, a second and this time complete four-volume omnibus set of her Pilgrimage was published, including its thirteenth and final segment, March Moonlight, with an introduction by Walter Allen .
Fromm, Gloria G. Dorothy Richardson: A Biography. University of Illinois Press, 1977.
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Biography

Birth and Family

17 May 1873
DR was born in Abingdon, Berkshire.
Fromm, Gloria G. Dorothy Richardson: A Biography. University of Illinois Press, 1977.
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