Barbara Belford

Standard Name: Belford, Barbara


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Fictionalization Violet Hunt
Versions of VH also emerge in the fictions of her lover, Ford Madox Ford . Barbara Belford suggests that she sparked elements of both Leonora Ashburnham and Florence Dowell in his The Good Soldier (1915)...
Literary responses Violet Hunt
Later readers have paid Hunt's novels little critical interest and less acclaim. Biographer Barbara Belford suggested in 1990, for instance, that her characters are usually unsympathetic and forgettable; she wrote about the contemporary moment, but...
Literary responses Violet Hunt
Biographer Barbara Belford calls this work a convoluted and improbably plotted story of murder, suicide, lust and betrayal—another unhappy love story.
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster.
Literary responses Violet Hunt
The New York Times Book Review published a piece on this book on 30 October 1932, calling it one of the most expertly executed biographies of recent years.
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster.
268-9 and 330n
Published in London and...
politics Violet Hunt
VH 's biographer Barbara Belford notes that at the end of her life, Hunt took little interest in current affairs, including the threat of Nazism . Instead, she was consumed with plans for her literary...
Textual Features Violet Hunt
The text consists of twenty-four pieces written by Ford and previously published in the Outlook and the Daily News, which are connected here by VH 's linking prose. Hunt's biographer Barbara Belford refers to...
Textual Features Violet Hunt
VH 's central character here is Phoebe Elles, described by Barbara Belford as a British version of Flaubert 's Madame Bovary.
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster.
Phoebe is unhappily married to (and soon leaves) her abusive husband Mortimer; looking...


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Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster, 1990.