G. B. Stern

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GBS , who was writing through a large stretch of the twentieth century, published over forty novels of a middle-brow character, as well as light plays, short stories, informal criticism, and haphazard autobiographical memoirs. Her high reputation has somewhat declined, but her family saga about the cosmopolitan Jewish Rakonitz family is still remembered.
Colour, head-and-shoulders drawing of G. B. Stern, wearing a white cap and a black scarf. The edges of her image fade into the white            background. The image was likely used on a pre-war cigarette card.
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Milestones

17 June 1890
GBS was born (under Gemini, as she says) at 99 St Mark's Road in North Kensington, London: the second, by some years, of two sisters.
Stern, G. B. Monogram. Chapman and Hall, 1936.
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Vasudevan, Aruna, editor. Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers. St James Press, 1994.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
1924
GBS published Tents of Israel, A Chronicle, the first of three novels making up her best-known work, a saga of the life of a Jewish family; this opening volume has also been reprinted as The Matriarch, A Chronicle.
British Library Catalogue.
8 May 1929
The Matriarch, A Play in a Prologue and Three Acts, a stage adaptation of GBS 's novel Tents of Israel (1924), opened at the Royalty Theatre in London.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
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1964
GBS published her final novel, Promise Not to Tell.
British Library Catalogue.
18 September 1973
GBS died in hospital at Wallingford in Berkshire of bronchial pneumonia following a stroke; she was in her eighties.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Biography

Birth and Background

17 June 1890
GBS was born (under Gemini, as she says) at 99 St Mark's Road in North Kensington, London: the second, by some years, of two sisters.
Stern, G. B. Monogram. Chapman and Hall, 1936.
30
Vasudevan, Aruna, editor. Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers. St James Press, 1994.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.