Elizabeth von Arnim

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Standard Name: von Arnim, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Mary Annette Beauchamp
Nickname: May
Pseudonym: Doric
Pseudonym: Elizabeth von Arnim
Pseudonym: Alice Cholmondeley
Married Name: Mary Annette Russell
Titled: Mary Annette, Countess Russell
Used Form: Marie Annette Beauchamp
Over the course of her career EA wrote over twenty popular novels, some of which she adapted for the stage, and published her memoirs. Her bestselling first novel, Elizabeth and her German Garden (1898), brought her to fame. After this she wrote mostly comic romances which treated, among other themes, early twentieth-century domestic affairs, the problems of aging, and Anglo-German relations. EA 's circle of friends and acquaintances included a number of significant writers of the period. Virago reprints and a critical biography have renewed interest in her oeuvre.
Pencil sketch of Elizabeth von Arnim. Only her face and hair are portrayed with any clarity; her eyes are half-closed; a comb is just visible in her bushy hair.
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Family and Intimate relationships Katherine Mansfield
The novelist Elizabeth von Arnim , born a New Zealand Beauchamp, was KM 's elder cousin. She also became a friend, and crucially helped KM with money during the last months of her life.
Alpers, Antony. The Life of Katherine Mansfield. Oxford University Press, 1982.
6, 337, 362-4
Family and Intimate relationships H. G. Wells
Wells wrote about characters who defied conventional morality. In his own life, he married twice, and had a busy extramarital sexual career. He writes about this himself in the second volume of his autobiography (published...
Family and Intimate relationships Rebecca West
From the beginning, the liaison was fraught with difficulties. When they met, Wells was over forty and still married to his second wife, with whom he had come to an agreement that he would be...
Friends, Associates Rosita Forbes
In FinlandRF met the national hero Marshal Mannerheim .
Forbes, Rosita. Gypsy in the Sun. Cassell, 1944.
302
On her first visit to the USA she met Rebecca West , Ruth Draper , Anna Pavlova , and H. G. Wells ; on...
Health Kate Greenaway
KG 's health began to decline around 1900, and she found it difficult to complete work (she was illustrating The April Baby's Book of Tunes by Elizabeth von Arnim at the time).
Engen, Rodney. Kate Greenaway: A Biography. Macdonald Futura Publishers Limited, 1981.
210
She told...
Intertextuality and Influence Sara Jeannette Duncan
After being diagnosed with tuberculosis and ordered to confine herself as much as possible to a chaise-longue for the summer, SJD began writing an autobiography influenced by the then-successful flower-treatise
Fowler, Marian. Redney: A Life of Sara Jeannette Duncan. Anansi, 1983.
243
memoir Elizabeth and Her...
Literary responses Emily Lawless
While EL self-effacingly suggested that her horticultural representation of Ireland is a pleasurable childishness,
Lawless, Emily. A Garden Diary. Methuen, 1901.
125
critic Elizabeth Grubgeld argues that her representation of personal history and cultural heritage in her garden and her Garden Diary...
Occupation Constance Smedley
In her capacity as European representative for the American Everybody's Magazine (edited by John O'Hara Cosgrave ), CS set out to woo various authors including Kenneth Grahame . She writes that she was successful in...
Occupation E. M. Forster
In 1904 he had a job in Germany as tutor to the children of novelist Elizabeth von Arnim .
Textual Production Kate Greenaway
KG illustrated, by invitation, The April Baby's Book of Tunes, With the Story of How They Came to Be Written by Elizabeth von Arnim . This turned out to be her last production.
OCLC WorldCat.
Textual Production Elizabeth Jane Howard
EJH collaborated with Arthur Helps on Bettina: A Portrait, about Elizabeth von Arnim , in 1957. Helps, a professional translator, had drafted this biography, but it badly needed shaping and structuring. Collaboration was difficult...
Textual Production Virginia Woolf
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Marie Belloc Lowndes
Out of her multitudinous acquaintance with writers, she selected about half a dozen to write about in detail. Women among these were Elizabeth of the German Garden and dear Rhoda [Broughton].
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. Diaries and Letters of Marie Belloc Lowndes, 1911-1947. Marques, Susan LowndesEditor , Chatto and Windus, 1971.
251
But a...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Ella Hepworth Dixon
In a chapter devoted to Some Women Writers she praises, among others, Sheila Kaye-Smith , Margaret Kennedy (particularly for The Constant Nymph), Elizabeth von Arnim , and Violet Hunt . Authors who receive whole...
Travel Constance Smedley
Not all her prewar travelling was Lyceum-related. She was in Germany again a few years later, as an agent for Delineator, an American magazine, having left at short notice to track down Elizabeth von Arnim

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