Gladys Henrietta Schütze

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Beginning a few years before the First World War (in which she was a pacifist), GHS published about thirty novels, mostly as Henrietta Leslie. Her typical writing is naturalistic fiction with a strong sense of social and political issues, but one or two of her works are experimental in symbolic style. She wrote a number of plays which never reached print; worked as a journalist, and published three travel books. Her autobiography appeared during the Second World War.

Milestones

6 July 1884
Gladys Henrietta Raphael (later Schütze) , an only child, was born at 42 Portland Place, London.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
By late August 1930
GHS 's best-known novel appeared: Mrs. Fischer's War, about an experience which she herself had endured, of prejudice and rejection by her own society as the Other, as allegedly alien and unpatriotic.
Dated from the Bodleian Library acquisition stamp.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
1494 (18 September 1930): 736
Schütze, Gladys Henrietta. Mrs. Fischer’s War. Jarrolds, 1930.
prelims
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
19 July 1946
GHS died in Switzerland, at the Salem Hospital in Bern, only three weeks before her husband followed her.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
November 1946
A little book of reminiscences by GHS , Go as You Please. Memories of People and Places, appeared posthumously, under the name of Henrietta Leslie, in the year that she died.
Schütze, Gladys Henrietta. Go as You Please. Memories of People and Places. Macdonald, 1946.
prelims
British Library Catalogue.

Biography

The British Library Catalogue in 2009 returned no results for GHS on a search for Schutze (which returns results for others bearing the name of Schütze) or Schuetze. It listed her works (except those published as Gladys Mendl) under the name of Henrietta Leslie, which she adopted as her pen-name in 1916.

Birth and Influences