Spark, Muriel. Curriculum Vitae: Autobiography. Constable, 1992.
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|Birth||Lady Lucy Herbert|
|Characters||Marie Belloc Lowndes||
With characters from a multiplicity of countries, the novel is set in London and an English country house. The Russian Paul Feyghine wastes the best years of his life for love of an unworthy Spanish...
This story is oddly poised between admiration for the free-spirited and bohemian, respect for social convention, sympathy with those who despise social convention, and a strong Christian moral spirituality in which the choice between good...
Her heroine, Myra Driscoll, is a Roman Catholic who sets her religion aside and elopes to marry a Protestant, Oswald Henshawe, bringing down on herself family disapproval and disinheritance. Her brave insistence on marrying for...
|Characters||Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland||
Edward II is a generically complex work: a history composed largely of dramatic speeches, in prose which verges on blank verse. This monarch was famous or infamous for entertaining favourites (particularly Piers Gaveston ) with...
|Characters||John Oliver Hobbes||
Time passes, and Sophy is happily married and then widowed, while Jim becomes a Nonconformist minister. The Firmalden siblings become intimate with an aristocratic Roman Catholic couple, Lord Basil and Lady Tessa Marlesford. Struggle over...
|Characters||Katharine Bruce Glasier||
The book features as its heroine Aimée Furniss, a recent graduate from Newnham College who has just taken up her first position teaching at a girls' school. Though she finds teaching rewarding, her experiences with...
Laurentia is another of Fullerton's historical novels, in this case written with the intent of providing a picture of the Church of Japan in the sixteenth century, and to illustrate in the shape of a...
|Cultural formation||Kate O'Brien|
|Cultural formation||Ford Madox Ford|
|Cultural formation||Muriel Spark|